World’s richest man Elon Musk is now the father of no fewer than nine children, two of them twins he had last year with Shivon Zilis, the woman running one of his companies.
TMZ quoting Insider reported that Elon had twins with Zilis — a top executive at Neuralink, the brain chip company Musk co-founded and chairs, court documents filed in Texas, revealed.
The twins were born in November, and the timing is interesting … because only a few weeks later in December, Elon and Grimes welcomed their second baby via surrogate.
No word on the twins’ first names, but court documents were reportedly filed earlier this year by Elon and Shivon requesting the children’s names be changed to include Zilis as a middle name, and Musk as the last. A judge already approved the request.
Elon and Shivon met back in 2015, and she’s been rising through the ranks at his companies … including a stop at Tesla before Neuralink.
There’s speculation Elon might pick her to run Twitter if his deal to buy the social media giant eventually goes through.
Elon has five kids with ex-wife Justine Wilson, 2 with Grimes and now 2 with Shivon.
Last month, the Tesla CEO was accused of exposing his penis to a flight attendant for SpaceX, his aerospace company, during a flight. The attendant was paid $250,000 to settle the case in 2018.
In March, Grimes revealed she had welcomed a second baby with Musk, named Exa Dark Sideræl. They call her “Y,” following her older brother nicknamed “X.”
Asked by Vanity Fair whether the two were still “together,” Grimes said at the time, “There’s no real word for it … I would probably refer to him as my boyfriend, but we’re very fluid. We live in separate houses. We’re best friends. We see each other all the time … We just have our own thing going on, and I don’t expect other people to understand it.”
Grimes added that they planned on having more kids as well. “We’ve always wanted at least three or four,” she said.
She later sent out a series of tweets stating that the two had broken up, but that Musk was still “the love of my life.”
According to Insider, Musk and Amber Heard, who briefly dated in 2016, may also have frozen embryos together. During the Depp-Heard trial, the boss of Heard’s sister testified that she heard from Heard’s mother that the actress was “in a legal battle with him over the rights to embryos they had created together.” She added: “He wanted to destroy them, and Amber tried to keep them to have a baby.”
Perhaps Musk’s next mission isn’t heading to space, but shooting babies out to singlehandedly change the United States fertility rate: After all, he has a chart of the country’s falling birth rate pinned to his Twitter profile. “USA birth rate has been below min sustainable levels for ~50 years,” reads the tweet.