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Elon Musk: Billionaire's daughter cuts ties with her father

Update : 22 Jun 2022, 10:35

Xavier Alexander Musk is the transgender daughter of Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk and his ex wife Canadian author Justine Musk, who divorced the Tesla founder in 2008. Musk’s transgender daughter has filed to legally change her name, giving as the official reason, “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 is one of Musk’s seven children, who has asked the court to change her gender from male to female and register her new name. Her new name will be Vivian Jenna Wilson.

The petition for change of name, recognition of change of gender, and issuance of new birth certificate was signed April 18th, three days after she turned 18. A hearing is scheduled on Friday, June 25th.

Musk’s other two children were by pop star Grimes, the last one born around the time they broke up. A few months later, after reports suggested that Grimes had begun dating Chelsea Manning, Musk shared a transphobic meme. Trans rights had been a point of contention between the couple during their three years together; in 2020, after Musk tweeted, “Pronouns suck,” Grimes called him out on social media.

It’s unclear if Musk knew about the name-change. On June 19th, he tweeted, “Happy Father’s Day,” and added, “I love all my kids so much.”

But Justine Musk tweeted her support. “‘I had a weird childhood,’ my 18 year old said to me. ‘I can’t believe I’m as normal-seeming as I am.’ I said, ‘I’m very proud of you.'” She noted that her teen responded, “‘I’m proud of myself!'”





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