When tech entrepreneur Elon Musk stepped out on the red carpet for the 2018 Met Gala with Canadian singer Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, the internet went wild over the odd pairing. In spite of the haters, the two continued with their relationship and Grimes even defended him in interviews, saying he's "great" and they were in love.
Fast-forward to May 2020, and Elong and Musk welcomed a baby boy together. His name definitely raised some eyebrows: X Æ A-12, which was amended to X AE A-Xii on his birth certificate to adhere to state naming laws.
But what about Elon Musk's other kids? Read on to find out about more about Grimes' baby announcement, and Elon's past marriage.
Does Elon Musk have kids?
X Æ A-12 certainly isn't Elon's first go at fatherhood. That's because he was married to Canadian author Justine Wilson from 2000 to 2008, before his extreme success really began.
The couple welcomed their first child, Nevada, together in 2002. Tragically, Nevada passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in 2002 at just 10 weeks old.
The couple then decided to go through IVF to grow their family. Justine gave birth to twin boys Griffin and Xavier two years after Nevada's death.
Two years after that, the couple had triplets sons Saxon, Kai, and Damian.
The couple announced their divorce in 2008, and Justine went on to refer to herself as Elon's "starter wife." She alleged that he treated her poorly, and that he often demeaned her.
Though Elon did not have more children, in 2010 he married British actress Talulah Riley, whom he started dating shortly after his divorce from Justine.
The couple first split in 2012, but they remarried one another a year later. They split again in 2014, but later reconciled. They ended their marriage for good in 2016.
After his second divorce, Elon dated actress Amber Heard. After a year of dating the pair ended their relationship.
A year after his breakup with Amber, he began seeing Grimes.
Grimes revealed she was pregnant in January 2020.
The internet went abuzz once again for Elon and Grimes when the singer posted a photo that hinted that she is pregnant. In the NSFW photo, Grimes is topless, and her stomach is protruding.
She first captioned the photo "being knocked up is a very feral & war-like state of being. Might as well be what it is."
When Instagram removed the picture for nudity, she re-posted a censored version of the shot. But, her caption changed to "Censored for insta haha — almost got away w[ith] it."
Elon and Grimes announced the birth of their son in May.
On May 5, Elon took to Twitter to announce the arrival of his son. "Mom & baby all good," he write, before sharing a photo of himself and the newborn.
The next day, Grimes explained the meaning behind their son's unusual moniker. "X, the unknown variable," she wrote. "Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence). A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent + (A = Archangel, my favorite song) (metal rat)."
Later in May, a fan on Instagram asked Grimes if she had changed her son's name. "X Æ A-Xii," she replied.
Another follower responded with, "Nice! Just removed the numbers to confirm to California law," to which Grimes wrote, "Roman numerals. Looks better tbh."
Grimes later revealed the nickname she uses for her son: Baby X.
And there you have it! Elon Musk's baby with Grimes is definitely not new territory for this experienced father because he now has a total of six living kids — and they're all sons.