How many children does Elon Musk have? SpaceX founder has twins, triplets with ex-wife and baby boy with Grimes
Billionaire Elon Musk has six children to look after despite having his hands full, breaking boundaries at the helm of several companies across industries. Last year, the 49-year-old tech pioneer and his girlfriend Grimes welcomed a baby boy. He shares custody of his other children with former wife Justine Wilson.
Elon Musk's children
Nevada Alexander Musk
The Tesla founder married his first wife, Canadian author Wilson, in 2000. Two years later, the pair would welcome their first child, Nevada Alexander Musk. However, he would tragically pass away at just 10 weeks old of sudden infant death syndrome.
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Griffin and Xavier Musk
Musk and Wilson welcomed twins Griffith and Xavier in 2004. Although very little is known about the boys, now 17, they were reportedly conceived through IVF, according to The Sun. Musk shares custody of the twins with Wilson.
Kai, Saxon, and Damian Musk
After losing their firstborn and welcoming twin boys two years later, Musk and Wilson were blessed with triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damian Musk in 2006. The triplets were also conceived through IVF technology and their custody was shared between the two parents after their 2008 divorce. Kai, Saxon, and Damian, are healthy 15-year-olds now.
Musk is known to keep his life with his sons private from the outside world. In one previous interview, Wilson said that "almost all of my non-work waking hours are spent with my boys, and they are the love of my life.”
X Æ A-Xii
Elon Musk and his new partner Grimes welcomed their little boy X Æ A-Xii on May 5, 2020. The couple had originally named their newborn X Æ A-12, which appeared to be partially inspired by one of the songs from Grimes' last album - 4ÆM.
However, the pair had to change the name as it was not in accordance with Californian state law, which prohibits Indo-Arabic numerals in names. In order to comply, they named him X Æ A-Xii.
May 5, 2020
Musk has been in a serious relationship with Grimes since 2018, with the couple making their public debut at the Met Gala in May 2018. The SpaceX founder opened up about his love for his girlfriend, whose real name is Claire Boucher, in an interview with The New York Times last year.
“Yeah, she’s pretty special, that’s for sure,” he said of his 32-year-old girlfriend. “She’s one of the most unusual people I’ve ever met.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Musk urged people to have children. “I think babies are super cool and really people need to have more babies because, it sounds obvious, but if people don’t have enough babies, humanity will disappear,” he insisted.
Starbase, Texas pic.twitter.com/mt4IpqqmjF— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 8, 2021
After Musk and Wilson divorced, he married English actress Talulah Riley in 2010 and remarried her in 2013 following a brief divorce in 2012. They divorced again in October 2016, and this time for good. Hollywood actress Amber Heard, who had a sensational fallout with fellow star Johnny Depp, was also in an on-off relationship with Musk.