Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk finds himself in a legal tussle with his ex-girlfriend, Canadian musician Grimes, over the parental rights of their three children. The couple, who had an on-and-off relationship from 2018 until their official split in September 2021, shares a son named X AE A-12, a daughter born via surrogate in 2021 named Exa Dark Siderael Musk, and a third child, a boy named Techno Mechanicus.
Grimes, whose legal name is Claire Boucher, filed a petition in San Francisco Superior Court to establish a parental relationship with Mr. Musk. The crux of her complaint revolves around Mr. Musk allegedly denying her access to one of their children. Her request seeks legal clarification on parental rights when the parents are not married.
Interestingly, details about the couple’s third child came to light recently, disclosed in journalist Walter Isaacson’s biography of Elon Musk. The book also revealed Musk’s unconventional approach to romance, including wooing Grimes with a high-speed Tesla Autopilot ride.
In a separate interview with Wired, Grimes praised Musk, likening her relationship with him to “the best internship ever.” She commended him as a “great general” professionally and acknowledged the unique challenges their children might face due to Elon Musk’s high-profile status.
It’s worth noting that Elon Musk has a total of 10 living children with three different women. He shares five children – Griffin, Vivian, Kai, Saxon, and Damian – with Canadian author Justine Wilson. Additionally, Musk welcomed twins with Neuralink director of operations and special projects, Shivon Zilis, in November 2021, just a month before the birth of his second child with Grimes.
The legal battle between Musk and Grimes sheds light on complex issues surrounding parental rights and relationships in the modern world. As the case unfolds, it prompts important discussions about legal responsibilities and obligations in diverse family structures.