Let’s Have A  Look At The 12 Elon Musk Kids And ‘Baby Mamas’

Let’s Have A  Look At The 12 Elon Musk Kids And ‘Baby Mamas’

Illustration by Nigel Buchanan for TIME
Let’s Have A  Look At The 12 Elon Musk Kids And ‘Baby Mamas’

How many kids does Elon Musk have? Elon Musk is the father of 12 children. Sadly, his first child, son Nevada Alexander Musk, died at just 10 weeks old as a result of SIDS, in 2002. The rest of his kids range in age from under a year to 19 years old

Elon Musk ‘secretly’ welcomed his third child with Shivon Zilis, which is his 12th child in total. Who are his kids and ‘baby mamas’?

South African-born billionaire Elon Musk reportedly welcomed a “secret” third child with Neuralinks executive Shivon Zilis, making him a father of 12… who are his kids and “baby mamas”?

Let's Have A  Look At The 12 Elon Musk Kids And ‘Baby Mamas’
Let’s Have A  Look At The 12 Elon Musk Kids And ‘Baby Mamas’

The X owner shares three kids with the musician Grimes, twins with tech executive Shivon Zilis and five children, a set of twins and triplets, with his ex-wife, Justine Wilson.

“He believes that people should have many more children,” author Walter Isaacson, who published both a biography and Time magazine cover story about Musk in September 2023, said while appearing on TODAY Sept. 11, 2023. Isaacson added that Musk “wants to have a lot of children.”

Here’s A Look At All Of Musk’S Children.


Strider And Azure


Musk shares twins Strider and Azure with Zilis, 38, an AI specialist and executive at Neuralink, a company that Musk co-founded. Isaacson describes Zilis in his Time cover story as Musk’s “intellectual companion on artificial intelligence since the founding of OpenAI eight years earlier.”


Isaacson also revealed in the Time cover story the names of the twins, who were born in November 2021, and shared a photo of them.


On Sept. 8, 2023, Zilis shared an adorable video on X of her twins running around, with one of them yelling, “I love you.”


Nevada Alexander

Elon Musk welcomed his first child with his ex-wife Justine Musk in 2002. However, the infant passed away at just 10 weeks old, due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).


X æ A-Xii, Exa Dark SideræL And Techno

Grimes and Musk had a son in May 2020. Originally named X Æ A-12, the child, whom they call X, had to have his name officially changed to X Æ A-Xii in order to be in line with California laws about birth certificates.

The child’s name is pronounced “X Ash A Twelve,” Musk said on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast shortly after his birth.

“First of all, my partner’s the one that mostly came up with the name,” he said. “It’s just X, the letter X, and then the ‘Æ’ is pronounced, ‘Ash,’ and then, ‘A-12’ is my contribution.”

He and Grimes split in September 2021, only to get back together.

Elon Musk and singer Grimes welcomed a baby girl named Exa Dark Sideræl with the help of a surrogate in December 2021. Grimes, whose birth name is Claire Elise Boucher, told Vanity Fair in a March 2022 feature that the baby’s name is pronounced “sigh-deer-ee-el,” but nicknamed Y.


Griffin, Vivian And Nevada

The business mogul and his first wife, Wilson, share twins Griffin and Vivian, born in 2004. The birth of their twins came after the couple had a son named Nevada in 2002 who died from sudden infant death syndrome.

“My firstborn son died in my arms,” Musk wrote in an email exchange reported by Business Insider India in February 2022. “I felt his heartbeat.”

Triplets: Kai, Saxon And Damian

After having twins, Musk and Wilson had triplets — all boys — in 2006. Musk and Wilson divorced in 2008.

Following his divorce from Wilson, he married actor Talulah Riley in 2010. They divorced in 2012, married again in 2013, then divorced a second time in 2016.

X Ae A-Xii

Musk welcomed a baby boy X AE A-XII, affectionately known as baby X, with Canadian singer Grimes in May 2020. The pair had been dating from 2018 but were in an on-and-off relationship… until their custody battle.

Twins: Strider And Azure

Business Insider broke the news that Musk secretly welcomed a pair of twins with his Neuralinks executive Shivon Zilis in November 2021. Walter Isaacson, the biographer behind Musk’s biography also shared a rare photo of the billionaire with Shivon and the twins.

Exa Dark SideræL

Grimes and the SpaceX CEO secretly welcomed their baby girl together in December 2021 via a surrogate. This was revealed during her Vanity Fair cover shoot when the reported heard the baby wailing upstairs and Grimes was forced to reveal her daughter.

She’s a little colicky too,” Grimes said to the publication. after she was asked what was going on, as the musician noted her first child, X Æ A-XII, was with his father.

“I don’t know. I don’t know what I was thinking,” she told the outlet about attempting to conceal her baby.

Techno Mechanicus

Issacson revealed Musk “secretly” welcomed his third child with Grimes, who is named Techno Mechanicus and nicknamed Tau, according to an excerpt from New York Times review. Tau was born June 2022, according to an advanced copy of the biography obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

Baby No 12

Bloomberg reports that Musk also secretly welcomed his third child with Shivon earlier this year.


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