Elon Musk had twins with one of his senior executives last year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis, a top executive at his brain-chip business Neuralink, were expecting twins in November 2021, according to Business Insider.
According to court documents, Musk and Zilis filed a petition to modify the twins’ names to “have their father’s last name” and include their mother’s last name as part of their middle name.
According to the story, the petition was allowed by a Texas judge a month later.

According to a court docket summary on the Westlaw legal research service, a judge signed an “order changing the names of many children” on May 11 after Musk and Zilis filed a name change petition on April 25.

According to the article, which does not cite a source, Zilis has recently been mentioned as one of the people Musk could hire to head Twitter following his $44 billion takeovers.

On her LinkedIn profile, Zilis, 36, is listed as the head of operations and special projects at Neuralink, which Musk, 51, co-founded and chairs. She joined the firm in May 2017, the same month she was designated project director of artificial intelligence at Tesla, where she remained until 2019.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she is also a board member at the artificial intelligence research business OpenAI, which Musk co-founded.

The twins’ arrival raises Musk’s total number of offspring to nine. Musk has two children with Canadian artist Grimes and five with his ex-wife, Canadian novelist Justine Wilson.

Musk and Grimes had their second child through surrogacy in December. However, according to a September 2017 article by Page Six, the billionaire stated that he and Grimes were “semi-separate.”

Musk and Zilis did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.