Elon Musk had twins with a leader of his start-up Neuralink


ELon Musk, boss of Tesla and SpaceX and in the process of buying Twitter, had twins last November with an executive of his company Neuralink, bringing the number of his children still alive to nine, according to the specialized media Business Insider. According to an article from the specialized site published on Wednesday July 6, Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis, a 36-year-old Canadian, filed a request in April with a court in Texas to change the names of the two babies. They wanted to give them the father’s surname and, as a middle name, the mother’s surname. A request that was approved by a judge, according to legal documents consulted by Business Insider.

Shivon Zilis is the director of operations and special projects at Neuralink, a billionaire start-up specializing in neural implants. The twins were born weeks before Elon Musk’s second child with musician Grimes in December. They christened her Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, and commonly call her “Y”. Their boy born in 2020 responds to “X”, shortened from X Æ A-12. “I would probably call him my boyfriend, but we are very fluid,” said Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, in an interview with Vanity Fair in March. “We live in separate houses. We are best friends. We see each other all the time… […] I don’t expect people to understand. »

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One of his children wants to cut all ties with him

The world’s richest man had six children with Justine Musk – née Wilson – in the 2000s, one of whom died a few weeks after birth. One of them, a transgender girl, recently filed along with her gender request a request to cut all ties with her father, according to legal documents seen by Agence France-Presse. “I no longer live with my biological father and no longer want to be associated with him in any form whatsoever,” wrote the young woman.

Born Xavier Alexander Musk, she asked to be called Vivian Jenna Wilson and thus take the maiden name of her mother, who divorced Elon Musk in 2008. The 50-year-old has written messages on Twitter in the past criticizing the fact that transgender or non-binary people asked to be identified by specific pronouns, including this tweet from December 2020: “I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are aesthetic nightmares. »

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