Get All Access for $5/mo

Elon Musk Secretly Welcomed a Second Child Musk's partner, musician Grimes, shared in an interview that the couple welcomed a daughter last December.

By Emily Rella

Theo Wargo | Getty Images

Elon Musk has never been one to keep things secretive, especially when it comes to tweeting out his sometimes contentious opinions and updates about Tesla products and plans.

But when it comes to his personal life, it looks like he might be a little more private.

His ex-partner, musician Grimes, revealed in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair that the pair welcomed their second child via surrogate last December.

This is the first daughter for the couple, named Exa Dark Sideræl Musk.

Related: Elon Musk and Grimes Officially Split 'On Great Terms'

"Didn't mean for them 2 find out about my daughter so please respect her privacy as I'd love her to be able to live as private of a life as possible," Grimes tweeted out after the release of the interview, telling fans that she didn't intend for the story to be centered around her private life but rather her new music.

Musk and Grimes also share a son together named X Æ A-Xii (or "X" as he is nicknamed) who was born in May 2020.

In the interview, Grimes (whose real name is Claire Boucher) opened up about her difficult pregnancy with X.

"[X] was pressing on my nerves, so I kept collapsing. I took a few steps and collapsed," she told Vanity Fair. "It was kind of scary, because you don't want to fall a lot when you're eight months pregnant. So I would just crawl to the bathroom and crawl back or whatever."

She also told the outlet that her and Musk have "always wanted at least three or four" children and plan to have more in the future,

As for the current status of their relationship? Complicated yet in a peaceful manner, if that makes sense.

Related: Grimes Shares Rare Video of Her and Elon Musk's Son

"There's no real word for it. I would probably refer to him as my boyfriend, but we're very fluid. We live in separate houses. We're best friends. We see each other all the time…. We just have our own thing going on, and I don't expect other people to understand it.," she told the outlet.

The pair made their official split public last September when Musk spoke to Page Six.

"We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms," Musk told the news outlet in a statement. "It's mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas and her work is primarily in LA. She's staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room."

Musk and Grimes were officially together for three years, making their first public debut at the Met Gala in 2018.

Musk also has five other children from a pervious marriage — twins Xavier and Griffen and a pair of triplets named Damian, Kai and Saxon.

Grimes' opinion and love for Musk however goes beyond just their personal relationship — she continued to praise his work ethic and contributions to society.

"Bro might say a lot of stupid shit, but he does the right thing," she told Vanity Fair.

As of early Friday afternoon, Musk's net worth was an estimated $221.2 billion.

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Editor's Pick


ChatGPT is Becoming More Human-Like. Here's How The Tool is Getting Smarter at Replicating Your Voice, Brand and Personality.

AI can be instrumental in building your brand and boosting awareness, but the right approach is critical. A custom GPT delivers tailored collateral based on your ethos, personality and unique positioning factors.

Business News

Apple Reportedly Isn't Paying OpenAI to Use ChatGPT in iPhones

The next big iPhone update brings ChatGPT directly to Apple devices.

Business News

Is the AI Industry Consolidating? Hugging Face CEO Says More AI Entrepreneurs Are Looking to Be Acquired

Clément Delangue, the CEO of Hugging Face, a $4.5 billion startup, says he gets at least 10 acquisition requests a week and it's "increased quite a lot."

Business Ideas

63 Small Business Ideas to Start in 2024

We put together a list of the best, most profitable small business ideas for entrepreneurs to pursue in 2024.

Business News

Sony Pictures Entertainment Purchases Struggling, Cult-Favorite Movie Theater Chain

Alamo Drafthouse originally emerged from bankruptcy in June 2021.

Business News

You Can Now Apply to Renew Your U.S. Passport Online — But There's a Catch

The U.S. State Department officially launched the beta program this week.