Elon Musk’s transgender daughter has filed a request to have her ties with him severed

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Elon Musk's transgender daughter has filed a request to have her ties with him severed

The billionaire’s daughter is transgender, and in 2020, Elon was called out on Twitter for “mocking pronouns.”

Elon Musk’s daughter has revealed in court documents filed in April that she plans to sever all ties with her father.

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Shortly after her 18th birthday, the teenager filed an application to have her name changed, her gender reassignment approved and a new birth certificate issued.

She changes her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson. The last name was her mother’s former last name Justine Musk (below).


Twitter: @justinemusk

Vivian submitted the documents to LA County, and while one of her reasons for the requested changes was to correct her gender identity, she also revealed the extent of her strained relationship with her famous father.

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The reasons for the name change, according to court filings, are “gender identity and the fact that I no longer want to live with or be related to my biological father in any way.”

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Neither Elon nor Vivian have publicly discussed their apparent aftermath, but Elon came under fire in 2020 when he tweeted about his disdain for pronouns.

In July of this year, Elon posted “pronouns suck” on his social media page, but deleted it after his girlfriend Grimes repeatedly confronted him. “I love you, but please turn off your phone or give me one [call]’ the singer tweeted at the time. “I cannot support hate. Please stop it. I know that’s not your heart.”

But five months later, in December 2020, the billionaire shared a cartoon of a soldier smearing blood on his face while wearing a hat with the slogan, “I love to suppress.” The cartoon was captioned, “When you put he/him in ur bio.”

Days later, Elon tweeted, “I totally support trans but all these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare.”

He further defended his comments by noting that his company Tesla was previously number one in the Corporate Equality Index, an annual list of the best places to work for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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The organization’s president, Alphonso David, added in a separate statement: “Elon Musk’s mocking tweets are the complete opposite of what inclusive leadership looks like today. It’s also decidedly inconsistent with the best practices we recommend to companies. Musk should apologize.”

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Elon was married to Vivian’s mother Justine between 2000 and 2008. In addition to their daughter, the former couple share Vivian’s twin brother, Griffin, and 16-year-old triplets, Kai, Saxon, and Damian.

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Elon and Justine also welcomed a son named Nevada in 2002, but he tragically died of SIDS at just 10 weeks old.

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Meanwhile, Elon and Grimes share two children, 2-year-old X Æ A-Xii, nicknamed X, and 6-month-old Exa Dark Sideræl, nicknamed Y.

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Elon has yet to comment on Vivian’s desire to change her name, but on Sunday he tweeted in honor of Father’s Day: “I love all my children so much.”


Twitter: @elonmusk

Vivian’s hearing for the name change is scheduled for Friday.

Jun 21, 2022 @ 2:37pm

To update: This post has been updated to reflect BuzzFeed News editorial standards.

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