Thurston Moore has publicly discussed his split with Kim Gordon, his ex-wife and former bandmate in Sonic Youth, saying: “I’ll always have that experience of sadness that a separation brings.”
Speaking to The Fly, Moore addressed the separation, saying: “I’ve had some life issues.” He added: “In your 40s and 50s things can change in ways that upset the order of things that have been established over 25 years-plus of marriage. It’s really distressing. You have to work through it, it’s very personal and I don’t really talk about it so much. It’s extremely… it’s just something I work through in my own world.”
Last year Kim Gordon opened up about the reasons behind her split from Moore, saying that it ended because of a “mid-life crisis” and a “starstruck woman”. Moore refused to address these comments directly, saying: “I’d rather not. We don’t have stipulations with each other about who we talk to or what we say, we’re our own bosses. It’s not about people having a right to know, it’s how much you want to publicise it. I choose not to, besides what we speak about here.”
Discussing his current relationship, he also mentioned the “fall-outs” from his former marriage to Gordon, saying: “I’m involved in a really sweet relationship and it really does make me happy, it truly does. But I’ll always have that experience of sadness that a separation brings, especially one that was as important, not just to me but everybody around us. There have been some fall-outs, but that’s to be expected. It’s pretty heavy.”
Gordon and Moore announced their split in October 2011. Following his split from Gordon, Thurston Moore went on to form new band Chelsea Light Moving, who released their self-titled debut album in March 2013. Kim Gordon formed the band Body/Head.