AceShowbiz - Elon Musk has quietly added two new members to his large brood. The tech genius, who has been named the wealthiest person in the world by Forbes and Bloomberg Billionaire Index, is revealed to have fathered two children with an employee at his Neuralink firm, Shivon Zillis.
The billionaire apparently secretly welcomed twins with his top executive late last year. According to court documents obtained by Business Insider, Shivon gave birth to their children in November 2021 in Austin, Texas.
The pair filed the petition in April to ask the court to change their children's names to "have their father's last name and contain their mother's last name as part of their middle name." Their request was approved a month later, though the twins' names remain unknown.
Elon and Shivon reportedly met back in 2015. She has been rising through the ranks at his companies, including a stop at Tesla before Neuralink. On her LinkedIn page, she is described as currently working as director of operations and special projects at Neuralink, a neurotechnology firm that Elon co-founded. She previously worked as a project director in artificial intelligence at Tesla. According to TMZ, there's speculation Elon might pick her to run Twitter if his deal to buy the social media giant eventually goes through.
Interestingly, Elon's babies with Shivon arrived just months before he welcomed his second child together with Grimes. In an interview in March of this year, the singer revealed their daughter was born in December 2021 via surrogate.
Elon and Grimes welcomed their first child together, a son named X AE A-XII, in May 2020. The former couple "semi-separated" in September 2021. In March, the Canadian musician said of her relationship with Elon, "I would probably refer to him as my boyfriend, but we're very fluid." Later that month, she tweeted that she and the 51-year-old entrepreneur had broken up again.
Elon's eldest child, a son named Nevada Alexander whom he shares with his first wife Justine Wilson, died of sudden infant death syndrome at just 10 weeks old in 2002. The former couple also shares 18-year-old daughter Vivian Jenna Wilson, who recently changed her name to reflect her new gender identity and drop her father's last name. Elon and Justine, a Canadian fantasy author, additionally welcomed triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian, in 2006.