Kim Gordon Reveals Reason Behind Thurston Moore Split

A surprisingly personal Elle profile provides Kim Gordon with the first public platform through which to discuss her heartbreaking split from soon to be ex-husband and former Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore. “We seemed to have a normal relationship inside of a crazy world,” Gordon explains. “And in fact, it ended in a kind of normal way – midlife crisis, starstruck woman.”

The story continues…

“Some years ago, a woman Gordon declines to name became a part of the Sonic Youth world, first as the girlfriend of an erstwhile band member and later as a partner on a literary project with Moore. Eventually, Gordon discovered a text message and confronted him about having an affair. They went to counseling, but he kept seeing the other woman. “We never got to the point where we could just get rid of her so I could decide what I wanted to do,” Gordon says. “Thurston was carrying on this whole double life with her. He was really like a lost soul.”

Not a Kool Thing at all, Thurston.

Read the full profile here.

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