Elon Musk’s daughter has filed legal documents to change her name in order to separate herself from her father and align herself with her gender identity.
According to documents filed in April with the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica Musk’s 18-year-old child is requesting her name be changed from Xavier Alexander Musk to Vivian Jenna Wilson — adopting her mother Justine Wilson’s last name.
These documents have offered a rare insight into some of the challenges of being raised by the billionaire Tesla founder, prompting questions about his closeness with his children.
Does Elon Musk have a relationship with his kids?
Musk’s relationship with his children from his first marriage is largely a mystery. After he and ex-wife Justine Wilson divorced in 2008, she reveal in an essay that the couple share custody of their children.
During their marriage, Wilson and Musk welcomed a son, Nevada Alexander, who passed away at 10 weeks old due to sudden infant death syndrome. They also share twins Vivian and Griffin, and triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damian.
Wilson told Marie Claire that she and Musk are estranged, “When it comes to the children, I deal with his assistant.”
Elon Musk’s ex-wife Talulah Riley claimed he is a ‘devoted’ father.
During their marriage, Riley discussed Musk’s parenting skills in Ashlee Vance’s biography of the SpaceX founder, which was released in 2015.
She claimed Musk is “devoted to his children.”
“He tries to come home early for family dinners with me and the kids and maybe play some computer games with the boys,” she continued.
She commented that at one point they had multiple nannies, but that eventually calmed down and they saw the children four days a week.
After splitting with Riley, he then dated Aquaman actress Amber Heard, who frequently posted pictures of them hanging out with Musk’s kids.