Elon Musk’s trans daughter files for a name change and declares that she “no longer wishes to be related” to the SpaceX CEO
Elon Musk’s own daughter has filed a petition for a name change, stating, “I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape, or form.”
The 18-year-old, who was born Xavier Alexander Musk and is Musk’s biological child, filed a request to change her name to reflect her gender identification.
She petitioned the Los Angeles court to change her gender recognition from male to female and to register her new name, Vivian Jenna Wilson. She wants to take up her mother’s maiden name, Justine Wilson, who was Elon’s first wife.
Musk married the Canadian author, Justine Wilson, in 2000. Musk and Wilson’s first child died at the age of 10 weeks due to sudden infant death syndrome.
According to the latest reports, her court proceeding is scheduled for Friday.
The filing, which emerged unexpectedly on Reddit and Twitter this weekend, was first reported by TMZ.
Before the TMZ article, The Daily Beast emailed Elon Musk about his daughter’s petition, and he stated, “She does not want to be a public figure and I believe it is essential to protect her right to privacy.”
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is a self-described “free speech absolutist.” He faced backlash in 2020 after tweeting that “pronouns suck,” prompting his partner at the time, Grimes, to ask that he turn off his phone since she “can not support hate.”
Musk, in another tweet, months later, insisted that he “absolutely supports trans, but all these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare.”
He has previously mocked gender differences, writing on June 11 that “we are simultaneously being told that gender differences do not exist and that genders are so profoundly different that irreversible surgery is the only option.”
“Perhaps someone wiser than me can explain this dichotomy,” he continued.
Simultaneously, he and singer Grimes, who identifies as “gender neutral,” are said to have adopted a gender-neutral parenting system for their two children.
“I don’t want to gender them in case that’s not how they feel in their lives,” Grimes previously stated during a live stream on YouTube.
Musk and Justine have five children—twins named Vivian and Griffin and triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damian.
After their divorce, Justine, a successful novelist, raised their children away from the spotlight, though she recently drew attention for appearing to tweet about the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp defamation trial, in which Elon Musk played a supporting role.
Vivian, formally known as Xavier, filed to change her name on April 18, 2022, the day after her 18th birthday. However, the specifics were only recently revealed.
Neither Musk, the world’s richest man; his ex-wife, Wilson; nor their daughter, Vivian, have previously commented on the conflicts in their relationship.