We learned in early July that the boss of Tesla and Space X welcomed twins last November, the fruit of a union with his former project director. Two births which enlarge a little more his blended family.
“I’m doing my best to help with the underpopulation crisis,” he quipped on Twitter, days after the press unveiled the birth of his surprise twins. July 7, Business Insider announced that Elon Musk, 51, had become the father in November of two children, the fruit of his union with Shivon Zilis, 36, project director of Neuralink (from 2017 to 2019), one of the start-ups of the billionaire. These new births bring to nine the number of children of the boss of Tesla and SpaceX, from three different relationships.
Twins Griffin and Vivian Jenna Wilson
Elon Musk’s first six children were born from his marriage to novelist Justine Musk (née Wilson) from 2000 to 2008. The couple, who met on the benches of Ontario Queen’s University, Canada, give first born in Nevada Alexander Musk, in 2002. The latter will die only 10 weeks after childbirth, following a respiratory arrest.
Two years later, in 2004, Justine and Elon Musk tried their luck again thanks to the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and this time welcomed twins, Griffin and Vivian Jenna Wilson, now 18 years old. Several weeks ago, Vivian Jenna Wilson, née Xavier Alexander, made headlines in the tabloids when she filed a lawsuit in April 2022 with Los Angeles Superior Court to change her first and last name. Asked why she made this request, 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 any way. , in any form whatsoever. A request – accepted in June of this year – which would follow in particular the numerous accusations of transphobia which targets the billionaire.
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The triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian
In 2006, still by in vitro fertilization, Justine Wilson gave birth to triplets: Kai, Saxon and Damian, now 16 years old. According to the website Ars-Technica, dedicated to digital technologies, all three would study in the Ad Astra school, founded by their father. In an interview for Chinese television in 2017, Elon Musk said he created this school because of his dissatisfaction with the school grading system. “The mainstream schools didn’t seem to me to be doing the right thing. I thought that creating a school might be a better solution,” he said. Located at the headquarters of Space X, the establishment had 14 students in 2017.
On July 2, then in the process of buying Twitter, the businessman also published a rare snapshot of him and four of his children – immortalizing one of his twins, Griffin, as well as Kai, Saxon and Damien — in the presence of Pope Francis. The photo was taken at the Sainte-Marthe residence, in Italy. “Honored to have met @Pontifex (Pope Francis, editor’s note) yesterday”, could we read in the caption of the publication.
The unpronounceable X Æ A-XII
After eight years of marriage and the birth of five children, Elon Musk and Justine Wilson separated in 2008. The billionaire would later marry actress Talulah Riley in 2010, before divorcing in 2012. A year later, they would say yes again, then will divorce again in 2016. After a brief relationship with actress Amber Heard, the boss of Tesla finds a romantic stability with the singer Grimes, Claire Boucher of his real name, in 2018. From this union is born in 2020 a baby boy, whom they first name X Æ A-12, before being renamed X Æ A-XII, in response to the Californian jurisdiction’s ban on using numbers in a first name. If many first believe in a joke, the musician will reveal the meaning in a publication posted on May 6, 2020.
The latter thus declares this first name could not be more serious: “X” in reference to the sign of an unknown variable, “Æ” which is pronounced “Ai” for artificial intelligence, and “A-12” being the precursor to the SR-71, the couple’s favorite aircraft.
Exa Dark Siderael
Whereas Page Six revealed, in September 2021, that Grimes and Elon Musk had broken up, the two welcomed a baby girl in December of the same year, three months after their separation. A child born to a surrogate mother, as the singer will admit, on March 10, 2022, in an interview for Vanity Fair US . Competing in originality, the two ex-companions name the youngest Exa Dark Sideræl, whom they take to calling “Y”, even though they nickname his brother “X”. In the columns of the American media, Grimes said she was ready “for Y not to like her first name or to get tired of it”. She herself often calls her by different nicknames are “Sailor Mars”, in a nod to the manga series Sailor Moon.
In video, Elon Musk makes a Space X presentation with his son on his knees
If we knew Elon Musk and Grimes separated, we then thought the billionaire in a relationship with Natasha Bassett, a 27-year-old Australian actress, with whom he was seen during a romantic getaway last May. Nevertheless, the surprise birth in November 2021 of his last twins – whose name and sex are not yet known -, with his former project director Shivon Zilis, redistributes the cards and shrouds the billionaire’s love life in mystery again. Especially since last March, Grimes also assured Vanity Fair that they had a “smooth relationship” and still wanted to “have three or four kids” together.