Who is Errol Musk? Elon Musk's dad, 76, confirms he fathered second child with his stepdaughter
Elon Musk's father, Errol Musk revealed that he got Jana Bezuidenhout pregnant, three years ago and welcomed a daughter the same year. Errol has revealed that he had Elliot Rush in 2018, nicknamed Rushi (now 5), with Jana, who is 41 years younger than him. Moreover, he had raised Jana since she was four. It was also said that when Elon found the news, he went berserk as he lived with Jana while growing up.
Errol Musk was married to Heide, Jana's mother, for 18 years and had 2 children together. Now, the father of the billionaire tech mogul has revealed that he has had a second alleged baby with Jana but it was unplanned. He told The Sun, "I haven't checked her DNA. But she looks just like my other daughters. She looks like Rose and Tosca mixed up. She looks exactly like Rushi and she behaves like him. So it's pretty obvious you know. She wasn't planned. But I mean, we were living together. She [Jana] stayed here for about 18 months after Rushi was born. But I realized she's two generations behind whereas her mother was one generation behind when I married her. So any man who marries a woman, even if you feel very sprightly, it's going to be nice for a while. But there’s a big gap… And that gap is going to show itself. I married her mother when she was 25 and I was 45. She was probably one of the best looking woman I've ever seen in my life."
Errol further continued by saying that even though he doesn't live with Jana anymore, they still have a lot of affection towards each other. He continued, "But the thing is it's not practical. She's 35 next birthday. So she's getting on. So eventually if I'm still around she might wind up back with me. It's difficult. I mean, I would much rather have them here. But Jana came and spent a few days here about six months ago. And the kids were starting to get on my nerves. Then I miss them as soon as they have gone." The Tesla CEO's own experience with children is hogging the news now and it is only but natural that people want to know about where Musk gets his eccentric attitude from.
Who is Errol Musk?
Errol, 76, is an electromechanical engineer who spent his early days in apartheid-era South Africa. He's also a pilot, property developer, and sailor, and is said to be the owner of a Zambian emerald mine near Lake Tanganyika at some point in life. Continuing the interview and talking about his recent stint, Errol said, "The only thing we are on Earth for is to reproduce. If I could have another child I would. I can’t see any reason not to. If I had thought about it then Elon or Kimbal wouldn’t exist. He even explained that his other daughters did not feel comfortable with this pregnancy because to them Jana was their sister.
He continued, "And they still don’t like it. They still feel a bit creepy about it, because she's their sister. Their half-sister.” Apparently, there are certain women who randomly come up to him and announce him as the father of their child. He continued, "I have about six people, women who claim that their child is my child right now. Obviously they are opportunists. There was period in Johannesburg in the eighties that I was going out with different woman every night. I had plenty of dates. So it's quite conceivable that that one of them could actually come back and say, this is your child. It's possible. But I haven't had anything genuine presented to me. But I’ve got a lot of people claiming."
The news of Errol still having children came right after the fact that Musk himself became a father of 10 children at 51 years. His firstborn child was Nevada with Canadian author Justine Wilson in 2002, who died of sudden infant death syndrome at only 10 weeks. After losing their firstborn, the duo turned towards IVF and welcomed Griffin and Vivian Musk, twins, in April 2004. They further went with IVF to welcome triplet sons Kai, Saxon, and Damian in January 2006. They later divorced in 2008. Musk then welcomed his son X AE A-XII in May 2020, with singer Grimes, whom he started dating in 2018. In 2022, Grimes revealed that they welcomed their first daughter Exa Dark Sideræl Musk via surrogacy. In a surprise announcement, Musk welcomed twins with the Neuralink director of operations and special projects Shivon Zilis in November 2021, only to be revealed in July 2022. Their names are not known yet. After having 10 kids, people are now criticizing the family for 'over-populating' the world whereas Musk once tweeted that he was just "doing his part" to prevent population collapse.
I mean, I’m doing my part haha— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 14, 2022