Xavier Alexsander Musk, son of Elon Musk, the world’s richest entrepreneur, decided last year to cut all ties with his father, change his gender and apply for a name change to Vivian Jenna Wilson.
The internet exploded with the news that Xavier Alexander Musk, one of the 9 children of Tesla founder Elon Musk, had decided to cut all ties with his father and change his name. Xavier, who had just turned 18 at the time, decided to take the opportunity to petition the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica for a name change and a new birth certificate reflecting her new gender identity.
Xavier Alexander Musk was born to Elon Musk and his ex-wife, fiction writer Justine Wilson, who divorced in 2008. The couple had a total of six children during their marriage, with their first son, born in 2002, sadly dying at the age of ten weeks from sudden infant death syndrome. A few years later, the couple had twins Xavier and Griffin, and in 2006 triplets Damian, Kai and Saxon.
Elon Musk has two more children, X Æ A-Xii and Exa Dark Sideræl, with singer Grimes. However, his relationship with his children is quite complex. Despite Musk’s fame, his children lead a quieter life, The older children from his first marriage do not have any social networks, so very little is known about their personal lives. Nevertheless, on Father’s Day, the businessman tweeted that he loves all his children.
I love all my kids so much
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2022
In his request for a name change, Xavier said: “I no longer live with my biological father and I no longer want to be related to him. I do not wish to be associated with my biological parent in any way, shape or form”. The request was approved, the name was released and a new birth certificate was issued.
Musk, who is very active on social networks, did not react to this extraordinary event. It is not clear what might have prompted Xavier to take this unprecedented step, but earlier in 2022 Musk declared his support for the US Republican Party, and the Republicans are backing a raft of legislation that would restrict the rights of transgender people in states across the country. Also, in 2020, he shared the following tweet: “I fully support transgender people, but all these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare.”
Meanwhile, Elon Musk’s ex-wife Justine Wilson is delighted with her child’s decision. She has tweeted several times about how proud and supportive she is of her daughter Vivian.
“I had a weird childhood,” my 18 year old said to me. “I can’t believe I’m as normal-seeming as I am.”
I said, “I’m very proud of you.”
“I’m proud of myself!”
— Justine Musk (@justinemusk) June 20, 2022