Elon Musk’s daughter Vivan, 18, recently filed a petition for a name and gender change, stating “I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.”
Elon Musk’s child files for name and gender change and moves to sever ties with father
Elon Musk’s daughter recently turned 18, the legal age of consent in California, and filed paperwork requesting a legal name change and a new birth certificate reflecting a change of gender to female.
“I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form,” Vivian stated as the reasoning in the filing, NBC reported.
The request was filed on April 18, 2022, with the court in Santa Monica, according to the Daily Mail. Musk’s teenage child is seeking to be known as Vivian Jenna Wilson. The Mail posted a copy of the documents filed with the court. The hearing for the requested name change is set for Friday, Fox reported.
It is not known whether Vivan receives financial support from Elon, who as of this writing has a net worth of $213.9 billion, according to Google.
Although it is unclear what has led to the tensions between the two, Musk has been vocal about the topic of transgender people selecting preferred pronouns in the past.
In 2020, Musk posted on Twitter: “Pronouns suck.”
“I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare,” Musk tweeted that same year.
Who is the child’s mother?
The teen’s mother, Canadian author Justine Wilson, 49, married Musk in 2000. The pair divorced in 2008.
The couple’s first son, Nevada, was born in 2002 and died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) at 10 weeks. They also had twins – Vivian and Griffin – and triplets: Damian, Kai, and Saxon, now 16.
Musk has joint custody of all the children.
Musk, 50, also has two children with Canadian singer Grimes, 34. His younger children are X Æ A-Xii, 2, who also goes by Ash, and Exa Dark Sideræl, who was born last December and goes by Y, CNN reported.
The couple split in September 2021, but Grimes (birth name: Claire Elise Boucher) describes their relationship as “very fluid.”