21 June 2022

Elon Musk’s daughter disowns dad and comes out as trans

Elon Musk's daughter has applied to change her name and gender, stating she no longer wishes to "be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form".

Vivian Jenna Wilson — born Xavier Alexander Musk — is one of billionaire Elon Musk’s seven children. The petition for both a name change and a new birth certificate reflecting her new gender identity was filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica. 

Wilson, who recently turned 18, the age of consent in California, has asked the court to change her gender recognition from male to female and to register her new name, according to court documents filed at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica. 

Her mother is Canadian author, Justine Wilson, who divorced Musk in 2008.

There is currently no explanation of the rift between Musk’s daughter and her father — the Tesla and SpaceX chief who attempted a $44 billion takeover of social media platform Twitter.

Musk was married to Wilson from 2000 until they divorced in 2008. Their first son, Nevada, was born in 2002, and died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at 10 weeks. The pair went on to have twin sons called Xavier and Griffin and triplet boys – Damian, Kai and Saxon. Musk has two other children, X Æ A-Xii and Exa Dark Sideræl – who goes by Y – with singer Grimes, with whom he has had an on-off relationship. His children have kept a relatively low profile despite their father’s fame.

Earlier this year, Musk declared his support for the US Republican Party, whose elected representatives support a raft of legislation that would limit transgender rights in states across the country.

Musk has weighed in on the issue of transgender people choosing their preferred pronouns, tweeting in 2020, “I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare.”

  • Writer Chris Saunders
  • Banner Image Credit Instagram / Elon Musk

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