Elon Musk’s teen offspring reveals name & gender change

The Tesla tycoon’s child from his first marriage has cut ties with her father

Elon Musk’s transgender child from his first marriage has severed ties with her billionaire father and filed on Monday to officially change her name and gender. Friday’s hearing has been scheduled. 

Formerly Xavier Alexander Musk, the teenager – who recently celebrated her 18th birthday in April – has filed for a new birth certificate in the name of Vivian Jenna Wilson, Wilson being her mother Justine Musk’s maiden name. She is one of five children from Musk’s first marriage, and her siblings include a twin brother named Griffin.

Wilson also requested a new birth certificate and a change of name petition. In the documents filed with the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County, the newly-minted Wilson explained she was changing her name for reasons of “My gender identity is the decision to no longer be a part of my biological father’s family..”

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While Wilson did not provide any further details as to why she was distancing herself from her father, Musk has repeatedly mocked the thicket of pronouns that have grown up around the transgender community, declaring that “Sucking pronouns” and later clarifying that while he “Absolutely support[s] trans … all these pronouns are an esthetic [sic]The worst nightmare.”

Grimes is an artist and musician who has been publicly arguing with him about his dislike for transgender pronouns. Both of them have their two children. Musk, after eight years, divorced his first spouse, a novelist. 

Justine Musk tweeted her support for her daughter’s decision on Monday, declaring she was “proud” of Vivian, who remarked on her “weird childhood” and marveled that she couldn’t “believe I’m as normal-seeming as I am.”



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