We may know Elon Musk best for Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, but now he’s at the center of his family life. He and his famous musician girlfriend Grimes have been together since 2018 – and they welcomed their first child together in May 2020. Now Musk will be busy being a new dad for a while.
While this is Grimes ‘ first child,it’s not Musk. He already has several children from his first marriage to Justine Wilson – and Wilson has spoken at length about what her relationship with Musk has been like over the years. Here’s how many children Musk has in total.
Musk only recently publicly acknowledged Grimes’ pregnancy via Twitter. Previously, fans knew she was pregnant because of her Instagram, where she shared updates. And it was clear that she was ready and excited to bring a little one into the world.
Musk has 5 other children with Justine Wilson
Musk now officially has six children. Distractify explains that the Tesla CEO has five children with his first wife, Justine Wilson. The two were married from 2000 to 2008 and used IVF to help Wilson’s pregnancies. This led to the birth of twins Griffin and Xavier in 2004 and triplets Saxon, Kai and Damian in 2006.
Wilson has since spoken about her relationship with Musk, calling herself his “starter wife” as Musk has since had other high-profile relationships and another marriage. And she spoke more about her decision to have children in a story she wrote for Marie Claire.
“One night, at dinner, he asked me how many children I wanted to have. “One or two,” I said immediately,” if I could afford nannies, I’d like four,” Wilson wrote. She then added that Musk said, “That’s the difference between you and me. I’m just assuming there will be nannies.”
Wilson notes that she is estranged from her ex-husband. Even when it comes to dealing with him and the children, she communicates with his assistant.
In Wilson’s piece, she also talked about her first son with Musk, Nevada. Before the twins and the triplets, they had a son together in 2002. “By the time eBay bought PayPal in 2002, we had moved to Los Angeles and had our first child, a boy named Nevada Alexander,” she wrote. “That same week, he went down for a nap, lay on his back as usual and stopped breathing. He was 10 weeks old, the age when male infants are most susceptible to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).”
Unfortunately, the baby could not be revived after three days on life support. And Wilson added that Musk never wanted to talk about the baby’s death, even though she was “openly grieving.”
“I instead buried my feelings and dealt with Nevada’s death by making my first visit to an IVF clinic less than two months later,” she continued. “Elon and I planned to get pregnant again as soon as possible.”
We’re not sure if Wilson and Grimes will ever communicate – or if Grimes will ever have contact with Musk’s other children. We’ll have to wait and see.