Business Insider reported on Wednesday that Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis, a senior executive at his brain-chip business Neuralink, welcomed twins in November 2021.
According to the report, which was based on court records, Musk and Zilis petitioned to have the twins’ names changed in April so that they would “have their father’s last name” and have a portion of their mother’s last name in their middle name. Business Insider omitted to list the kids’ names.
The petition was allowed by a Texas judge one month later, the report said.
According to a court docket summary on the Westlaw legal research service, a judge approved Musk and Zilis’ request for a name change on April 25 by signing an “Order Changing the Names of Multiple Children” on May 11.
A few weeks before the tech tycoon fathered a second kid with musician Claire Boucher, who goes by the stage name Grimes, Musk’s twins with Zilis were reportedly born.
If the Tesla and SpaceX CEO had twins, he will now have nine children in total—two with Zilis, two with Boucher, and five from his previous marriage to Justine Wilson.
Musk has long been outspoken regarding his concerns on population reduction and has argued in favour of encouraging people to have more children.
Zilis started working at Neuralink company in May 2017, the same month she was named a project director in artificial intelligence at Tesla, where she worked until 2019.
According to her LinkedIn profile, she is also a board member at OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research company that Musk co-founded.
Forsige asked Musk and Zilis for remarks, but neither of them responded right away.