Elon Musk is the father of 10 children, including a pair of twins and a set of triplets with his ex-wife Justine Wilson and a boy and girl with ex-girlfriend Grimes
Elon Musk’s family continues to expand.
Within two decades, Tesla’s founder had ten children with three different women. His first child was born in 2002, and his most current child will be born in 2021.
He shares the first six children with his ex-wife, Canadian author Justine Wilson. After meeting as undergraduates at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, the SpaceX CEO married Wilson in 2000 — but the couple divorced in 2008, after seven years of marriage and five children.
“Custody of our five children is split evenly,” Musk said in a 2010 Business Insider op-ed. “Almost all of my non-work waking hours are spent with my boys, and they are the love of my life.”
Two years later, the entrepreneur married and divorced actress Talulah Riley twice — the first lasting from 2010 to 2012, and the second from 2013 to 2016. They never had children together.
Musk and singer-songwriter Grimes (full name Claire Boucher) became linked in 2018 and are expecting their first child in 2020.
Despite their three-year separation in September 2021, Grimes stated in a March 2022 Vanity Fair interview that they had reconciled and welcomed another kid via surrogate in December 2021. She also stated that the pair wants more children, telling the publication, “we’ve always wanted at least three or four,” but she broke up with him again the day the article was published.
According to court records recently obtained by Insider, the CEO covertly fathered twins with Shivon Zilis in November 2021, just a few weeks before the arrival of their second child together.The twins were born in Austin, Texas.
Vivian Jenna Wilson and Griffin
In her Marie Claire essay, Wilson details their journey to expanding their family further.
“I buried my feelings … coping with Nevada’s death by making my first visit to an IVF clinic less than two months later. Elon and I planned to get pregnant again as swiftly as possible. Within the next five years, I gave birth to twins, then triplets,” she wrote.
One of Musk’s now 18-year-old twins has filed to legally change her name and gender and said she no longer wishes to be related to her father, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
The April 18 petition seeks the legal change of her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson (the maiden name of her mother, Justine Wilson); recognition of her gender as female; and the issuance of a new birth certificate to reflect the changes.
“Gender Identity and the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form,” Vivian wrote in the petition explaining her request for the changes.
Kai, Saxon, and Damian
Wilson gave birth to triplets named Kai, Saxon, and Damian in 2006, two years after having twins. She revealed in a 2017 TedTalk that they were also conceived via IVF, but she and Musk have not discussed the children themselves publicly.
Musk does not often discuss his own family, but he does have strong opinions on increasing the birth rate — stating that there are “not enough people” in the world at Wall Street Journal‘s annual CEO Council in December 2021.
“I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low birth rate and the rapidly declining birthrate,” he said. “Please look at the numbers – if people don’t have more children, civilization is going to crumble, mark my words.”