Elon Musk reportedly had two secret children with a Canadian and Grimes wasn’t the mother

Elon Musk fathered two secret children with a top executive at one of his companies last year, just before welcoming his secret second child with Canadian singer Grimes, according to a new report.

According to court documents obtained by Business Insider, Musk had twins in November 2021 with Canadian Shivon Zilis, an executive at his brain chip startup Neuralink.

That brings the total of his children to nine that we know of, and all of them have Canadian mothers.

The secret twins came to light thanks to a court filing Musk filed in April, requesting that the twins’ last name be changed so they “have their father’s last name,” the outlet reports. He also asked that her mother’s last name be included in her middle name.

A Texas judge eventually granted the request. The documents did not appear to contain the children’s first names.

Zilis has been on the board of directors of OpenAI, a Musk-backed tech company, for over two years, according to LinkedIn, after nearly four years as a consultant. She’s also been the five-year director of operations and special projects at Neuralink, the Musk company that tests brain chips in monkeys.

Also, her Twitter account says she is from Canada and is listed as a Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab.

Oh, and she plays hockey and can cut watermelons in half with a sword. So there is.

Zilis didn’t comment on the Business Insider report, but Musk appeared to nod to it in a tweet Thursday.

“I’m doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis,” he said wrote.

If you’re a bit confused about the Grimes crossover here, maybe we can help.

Musk and Grimes announced they were dating in 2018, and she gave birth to their son (now X AE A-XII) in May 2020.

Based on when his twins were born, Musk and Zilis must have been dating sometime in February 2021. About a month later, Musk and Grimes must have recruited a surrogate to carry their second child, although we don’t know exactly when that happened.

Musk said that he and Grimes were “semi-separated” in September 2021 and Zilis gave birth to the twins in November.

A month later, Grimes and Musk gave birth to their second child — a daughter — via surrogate, though they didn’t reveal the girl’s existence until March 2022. Grimes also announced in December that the two were no longer together.

Musk also had five children with his first wife, Canadian Justine Wilson.

The 51-year-old has been talking a lot about birth rates lately and he’s pinned a months-old tweet at the top of his Twitter account.

The tweet shows a chart of the U.S. birth rate, which has been declining over the past few decades, and in his follow-up tweets, Musk goes into detail about how wealthy people are having children.

“Contrary to what many think, the richer someone is, the fewer children they have,” he wrote. “I’m a rare exception.”

He wrote that tweet in May but came back to it with another one in June comment that sounds only truer today.

“I mean, I do my part, haha.”

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