The 18-year-old had filed a lawsuit to change her name, as revealed TMZ, Tuesday, June 21. A request that has since been accepted.
Her name is now Vivian Jenna Wilson (her mother’s maiden name). Born Xavier Alexander, Elon Musk’s transgender daughter had filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, Santa Monica, seeking a name change from male to female, revealed TMZ Tuesday, June 21. The next day, the young woman’s request was accepted by a judge, revealed PeopleThursday, June 23.
He requested that Vivian Jenna Wilson be provided with a new birth certificate reflecting these changes. The one who celebrated her 18th birthday in April indeed hoped to adopt a name in keeping with her gender identity – but not only. Asked in court about the reasons that led her to request these changes, the young woman replied: “My gender identity and the fact that I no longer live with my biological father and no longer wish to be linked to him in a any way, in any form.”
An “aesthetic nightmare”
Neither Vivian nor her father have ever discussed their relationship in public. The billionaire had however assured on Twitter that he “fully supported” transgender people – not without adding, on December 17, 2020: “But all these pronouns they use are an aesthetic nightmare.”
A statement that the businessman had made after a controversy over a meme shared on his social networks. The post made fun of people who listed their pronouns in their Twitter or Instagram bios. He was then accused of transphobia.
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A troubled family history
Vivian Wilson did not explain the specific reasons for her falling out with the founder of SpaceX. The businessman had welcomed six children with Canadian novelist Justine Wilson, whom he met while studying at Queen’s University and married in 2000.
Their eldest son, Nevada Alexander, born in 2002, died at the age of 10 weeks, following a respiratory arrest. The couple then gave birth to twins, Griffin and Xavier, in 2004. And two years later, triplets, Kai, Saxon and Damian. Justine Wilson and Elon Musk divorced in 2008.