Billionaire Elon Musk is being sued by his ex-girlfriend Grimes over the parental rights of their three children. According to PageSix, Grimes, the Canadian musician whose legal name is Claire Boucher, filed a petition for a declaration of parental relationship in San Francisco Superior Court on Friday. Notably, Mr. Musk, 52, and Grimes, 35, are parents of three children. They first had a son together named X AE A-12 and then a daughter named Exa Dark Siderael Musk, born via surrogate in 2021. The couple also had a third child together, a boy named Techno Mechanicus.
According to PageSix, Grimes has now claimed in her petition that Mr Musk will not allow her access to any of her children. Her application asks the court to identify a child’s legal parents if they are not married.
Mr Musk and Grimes dated on and off from 2018 until their official split in September 2021. Just last month, it was reported that the couple also had a third child together. The news was revealed in journalist Walter Isaacson’s “Elon Musk” biography. In his book, Mr Isaacson also revealed how the billionaire wooed Grimes with a high-speed ride on Tesla Autopilot.
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Separately, the Canadian musician also spoke about her relationship with Mr. Musk in an interview with Wired, saying it was “like the best internship ever.” She raved about Mr. Musk as a “great general” and explained why the billionaire controversially intervenes in various social issues. She also explained that the children will experience a “pretty intense” upbringing because “being Elon’s child is not the same as being someone’s child.”
In total, Mr. Musk is the father of ten living children with three different women. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has five children – Griffin, Vivian, Kai, Saxon and Damian – with Canadian author Justine Wilson. He also gave birth to twins with Neuralink’s director of operations and special projects, Shivon Zilis, in November 2021 – a month before his second child with Grimes.