Months after one of Elon Musk’s teenage children made the legal decision to cut ties with him, the family of the world’s richest man took to Twitter on Father’s Day last week to reassure the world that he is “a great dad. “
The message was posted by Elon’s sister, 47-year-old filmmaker Tosca Musk, who sealed it with two red heart emojis. Their mother, model Maye Musk, 74, retweeted the tweet in response to Elon’s own Father’s Day tweet: “I love all my children so much. ”
Maye Musk also linked to an Instagram photo of the Tesla and SpaceX founder and his brother Kimbal, 49, all wearing black ties and surrounded by smiling children.
But a day later, Elon’s first wife and mother of five of her seven living children, Justin Musk, seemed to have a different message: Praising her children, 18-year-old Xavier Alexander Musk decided to switch Dump Elon for women and legally.
In documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in April, Xavier asked to change Vivian Jenna Wilson’s name, including her mother’s maiden name and drop her father’s last name. In a brief explanation of the legal document, Vivian pointed to her reason for changing her name and requesting a new birth certificate: “Gender identity and the fact that I no longer live with or wish to have any relationship with my biological father in any way. Fact, shape or form.”
Elon has a net worth of $214 billion and has some very clear views on transgender issues and parenting. “pronouns suck,” he tweeted in 2020. After much criticism, he later tweet“I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare.”
Elon, 50, has largely admitted that he is not a hands-on father, although he clearly thinks a lot about his children’s education and future development, according to reports. He told The New York Times in 2020 that he didn’t play a pivotal role in his children’s lives when they were young.
“Well, babies are just eating and shit machines, you know?” said Elon, whose son lived with Canadian musician Grimes two months after X was born. The child, born in 2020 with the full name X Æ A-Xii, was seen sitting on Elon’s lap during a Zoom call with an employee.
“There’s not much I can do right now. Grimes is now in a much bigger role than me,” he said. “When the children grow up, I will play more roles… For example, if I travel to China, I will take the children to see the Great Wall, or we will take the bullet from Beijing to Xi’an and see the Terracotta Warriors and Horses [from the mausoleum of the first Qin emperor of China Qin Shihuang]. ”
In December 2021, two months after they announced their split, Elon and Grimes had their second child, a girl named Exa Dark Sideræl.
His second wife, British actor Talulah Riley, has said that Elon tried to spend as much time with his children as possible, explaining that he usually spends four days a week with his family Children from the first marriage. (Elon and Justin also had a son in 2002, Nevada, who died of sudden infant death syndrome as an infant.)
“He tried to come home early to have dinner with me and the kids, maybe play some computer games with the boys,” she said. Elon began dating Riley after separating from Justin in 2008. He married Riley in 2010. Divorced in 2012, remarried in 2013, and divorced again three years later. The couple has no children.
Most of Elon’s children were educated at Ad Astra, a school he started after starting a homeschooling program for his older children. The innovative school, which opened to children of SpaceX employees in 2014, emphasizes math, science, engineering and ethics, allowing students to opt out of subjects they don’t like, The Daily Beast reported. Schools have also replaced physical education, language and music classes with discussions about business and artificial intelligence.
But when his eldest child grew up, it seemed to be Elon’s obsession with his romantic life.
In 2017, after breaking up with actress Amber Heard, he told Rolling Stone: “I’ve been in severe emotional pain for the past few weeks. Who do you think I should be dating? I’m even having a hard time. Meet people. I’m looking for a long-term relationship. I’m not looking for a one night stand. I’m looking for a serious partner or soul mate or whatever.
But he is known to be domineering in relationships. In an essay after Marie Claire’s divorce in 2010, Justin wrote: “As we danced at the wedding reception, Elon told me, ‘I’m the protagonist in this relationship.'” He wrote in South Africa’s male-dominated culture Growing up in middle school, his competitive and dominant will to be so successful in business didn’t magically stop when he came home. “
According to Justin, “He was obsessed with his job…when he was at home, his mind was elsewhere.” At the time, she admitted to being “estranged” from her ex-husband, who worked with their children through aides.
“My flaws and flaws are right under the microscope when we debate the house or the kids’ sleep schedules,” wrote Justin, who met Elon while both students at Queen’s University in Canada. “I felt insignificant in his eyes, and I started to think about what our drive would do to our five young sons.”
When Vivienne told her mother, she gave her own answer: “I had a weird childhood…I couldn’t believe I looked as normal as I was.” The Monday after Father’s Day, Justin Posting the statements on Twitter, attributed to Vivian, Justin said: “I’m so proud of you.”
Elon’s answer? “I’m proud of myself.”