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Elon Musk's trans child changes name and gender to be 'unrelated' to father
21 June 2022, 13:05
Elon Musk's child has filed a petition to become female and changed her name in order to distance herself from her father.
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Born a male called Xavier Alexander Musk, the 18-year-old has legally asked the court to change her gender recognition to female, according to court documents available online.
She lists the reason as: "I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form."
Whilst her new name is redacted, the Daily Mail reports it is Vivian Jenna Wilson.
Wilson is the maiden name of her mother Justine Wilson, who divorced Mr Musk in 2008.
The teenager has a twin brother, Griffin.
She also has triplet brothers - Damian, Kai and Saxon, now 16.
Details of the rift between Ms Wilson and her father are not known.
Mr Musk has been vocal about his views on trans issues.
In May, a month after Ms Wilson submitted the documents, Mr Musk announced his support for the Republican Party, which has been public about policies that would limit trans rights.
He also said in 2020: "I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic (sic) nightmare."
He has not commented on the latest developments within his own family.