Elon Musk: A look at the Tesla boss’s girlfriends, ex-wives and children

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The richest man in the world, Elon Musk, has been fertile and multiplied.

The tech icon has 10 children with three wives – including twins who were born last year.

Musk, 51, and a top executive at one of his companies, Shivon Zilis, welcomed the two new members of his brood to Austin, Texas in November, Insider revealed.

The news site reported that Musk and Zilis, 36, filed a petition in April to give the twins their father’s last name and their mother’s last name as part of their middle name.

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Billionaire Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, has 10 children with three wives.

Billionaire Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, has 10 children with three wives.
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The Twitter-hungry billionaire appeared to confirm her birth in a tweet, sparking renewed interest in his growing family tree.

“I am doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis. A collapsing birth rate is by far the greatest danger facing civilization,” Musk wrote on Twitter.

That brings the South African-born business magnate’s confirmed children to 10 – six with his first wife Justine Wilson, two with Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, and the twins with Zilis.

Musk and Wilson’s first child, born in 2002, died of cot death at the age of 10 weeks, according to Marie Claire.

Grimes’ second child with Musk, a daughter born through surrogacy, came weeks after Zilis gave birth to her twins.

Schivon Zilis

Zilis has worked for Musk’s company for years. According to her LinkedIn profile, she is Director of Operations and Special Projects at Neuralink.

The company, co-founded by Musk, develops computer interfaces that help people with neurological disorders turn their thoughts into action.

A photo combo of Shivon Zilis welcoming twins with Elon Musk in November 2021.

A photo combo of Shivon Zilis welcoming twins with Elon Musk in November 2021.
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News of their twins’ arrival marks the first time the two have been romantically linked, but Zilis, an artificial intelligence expert, defended him on Twitter in 2020.

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“No one is perfect, but I have never met anyone who goes through more personal pain to fight for an inspiring future for humanity – and has done so tirelessly for decades,” she wrote. “Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but mine is that there is no one I respect and admire more.”

Grimes aka Claire Boucher

Grimes, 34, and Musk were first linked romantically in May 2018 when they performed together at the Met Gala.

Claire Boucher aka Grimes with ex-boyfriend Elon Musk.

Claire Boucher aka Grimes with ex-boyfriend Elon Musk.
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They welcomed a son named X Æ A-Xii, whom they call X, in May 2020 and a daughter, Exa Dark Sideræl, named Y, in December 2021 as surrogate mother.

A photo combo of Elon Musk bonding with X Æ A-Xii, his son with ex Claire Boucher, aka Grimes.

A photo combo of Elon Musk bonding with X Æ A-Xii, his son with ex Claire Boucher, aka Grimes.
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Grimes wrote in a tweet last March that the couple had ended their on-and-off relationship.

“He is my best friend and the love of my life,” she wrote.

belongs to amber

Though Musk had no confirmed children with Amber Heard, they began dating in mid-2016 before finally calling it quits in February 2018.

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Musk gifted the “Aquaman” actress a Tesla and donated nearly $1 million to various charities on her behalf.

Meanwhile, Heard told her agent she doesn’t love him and was just “filling space,” according to testimony at Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against her.

A photo combo of Amber Heard and Elon Musk who were romantically linked from 2016 to 2018.

A photo combo of Amber Heard and Elon Musk who were romantically linked from 2016 to 2018.
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Heard, 36, gave birth to a daughter, Oonagh Paige Heard, via a surrogate in April 2021 but never revealed the identity of the father or sperm donor.

She wrote on Instagram that she was both the mother and father of the child.

Talula Riley

British actress Talulah Riley, 36, and Musk have been married twice but have never had children.

They first married in 2010 after he left his first wife, Justine Wilson, for the much younger brunette, who starred in the movie Pride and Prejudice.

Elon Musk and ex-wife Talulah Riley with his twins Griffin and Vivian at the Nasdaq opening ceremony in New York on June 29, 2010.

Elon Musk and ex-wife Talulah Riley with his twins Griffin and Vivian at the Nasdaq opening ceremony in New York on June 29, 2010.
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The two divorced two years later, only to remarry in July 2013. The couple split in 2016 after a whirlwind 8-year romance.

Justin Wilson

The SpaceX founder and the Canadian writer, whom he met while studying at Queen’s University, married in 2000.

After their first child, Nevada, died in 2002, the couple decided to use IVF for family growth, Wilson wrote in a 2010 essay in Marie Claire entitled “I Was a Starter Wife”: Inside America’s Messiest Divorce.

Justine Wilson, ex-wife of Elon Musk, pictured with Global Green CEO Matt Petersen in June 2012.

Justine Wilson, ex-wife of Elon Musk, pictured with Global Green CEO Matt Petersen in June 2012.
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They had twins: Vivian, who was given the name Xavier at birth, and Griffin in 2004. They are both 18 years old. The couple had triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian in 2006, and the trio is now 15 years old, according to Hollywood Life.

Musk filed for divorce in 2008. Six weeks later he wrote to Wilson, 49, that he was engaged to Riley, then in her 20s, and that the two lived together in Los Angeles, according to Marie Claire.

A photo of Elon Musk and his first wife Justine Wilson, the mother of his six children.

A photo of Elon Musk and his first wife Justine Wilson, the mother of his six children.
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Although Musk often posts pictures of his children online, little is known about them.

Vivian Jenna Wilson, who is transgender, legally changed her name from Xavier Musk in June 2022, the day after her 18th birthday.

Elon Musk held his twins Vivian and Griffin with his first wife Justine Wilson in 2004.

Elon Musk held his twins Vivian and Griffin with his first wife Justine Wilson in 2004.
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She cited gender identity and a dislike of her father as reasons.

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“I no longer live with my biological father or wish to be related to him in any way,” she wrote in the petition, taking her mother’s last name.

Emmett Jones and Associated Press contributed to this report.

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