According to court documents made public this week by the Insider, SpaceX and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk had twins with one of his top executives Shivon Zilis in November 2021.
Court documents show that Elon Musk and a 36-year-old Neuralink executive, Shivon Zilis, are the parents of 8-month-old twins. pic.twitter.com/y0T7lE3C2i
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Shivon Zilis works for Elon Musk’s billion-dollar company Neuralink as the director of operations and special projects. The two allegedly met in 2015 when she began advising OpenAI, the tech mogul’s artificial intelligence nonprofit.
In 2017, Shivon — who has long defended Elon in the face of criticism, and once tweeted that there is “no one” she respects and admires more than him, moved to another of his massive companies, Tesla.
This makes me sad. No one’s perfect but I’ve never met anyone who goes through more personal pain to fight for an inspiring future for humanity – and has done so tirelessly for decades. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion but mine is that there’s no one I respect and admire more https://t.co/pkNvYrrX96
— Shivon Zilis (@shivon) May 11, 2020
The most recent court documents obtained by the Insider state that Musk who is 51, and Zilis age 36, filed a petition in a county court in Texas, where the twins were born, the two requested that the twins’ names be changed so that they would “have their father’s last name and incorporate their mother’s last name as part of their middle name.”
The twins are now reportedly 8 months old and were born just weeks before Elon welcomed a child with his former partner, Grimes.
Elon and Grimes, who also have a son named X, abbreviated for X Æ A-Xii, who is two years old, had a baby girl secretly through a surrogate in December.
In a now-viral cover story for Vanity Fair in March, Grimes surprisingly disclosed that she and Elon had a second daughter, Exa Dark Siderael, who they had nicknamed Y before ultimately revealing that the pair had broken up again.
Elon is now reportedly the father of nine children in total after the claimed birth of the new twins. With his first wife, Justine Wilson, the Canadian author he wed in January 2000, whom he shares five children: triplets Kai, Damian, and Sax Musk, who were all born in 2006; Vivian Jenna Wilson and Griffin Musk, who is 18; and another set of twins, Vivian Jenna Wilson, and Griffin Musk. And Nevada Musk, another kid of the ex-couple, passed away at the age of 10 weeks.
Musk described his approach to fatherhood in a 2020 New York Times interview, admitting that he doesn’t get involved much when his children are young.
“Right now there’s not much I can do,” he said. “Grimes has a much bigger role than me right now. When the kid gets older, there will be more of a role for me.”
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