News just broke that Elon Musk had twins last year with Shivon Zilis, the director of operations and special projects for Musk's company, Neuralink, based on court documents acquired by Insider. Here's everything you need to know about the jaw-dropping news.
According to Insider, in April of this year, the Tesla CEO and his baby mama filed a petition that revealed he had secretly fathered two children in 2021. Musk wanted to get the twins' names legally changed so they could "have their father's last name and contain their mother's last name as part of their middle name." The documents were filed in Texas since the babies were born in Austin just last November. Ironically that was just one month before Musk and his ex-girlfriend Grimes had welcomed a baby girl, Exa Dark Sideræl, who they've nicknamed Y, via surrogate in December. The parents had split up just a couple of months before in September, despite already having one child together, 2-year-old X Æ A-12.
Currently, the twin's gender and their names are not known, but what we do know is that a judge granted Musk and Zilis's request for the name change. This birth makes Musk's children count go up to double digits! And it seems like twins may run in his genes because the 51-year-old has 18-year-old twins Vivian Jenna Wilson and Griffin Musk, whom he had with his ex-wife, Justine Wilson. The former couple also had triplets in 2006 Kai, Damian, and Sax Musk. But sadly, his relationship with his kids isn't always perfect. Just last month, his eldest, Vivian, requested from the court to change her legal last name. "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," she explained, according to court documents obtained by People Magazine.
Musk has yet to comment on either situation, but he has said in the past that he plans on continuing to bring children into the world. Apparently, he said there are "not enough people" on our Earth during the 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," he said. Stay tuned for updates.