Elon Musk’s ex-wife says she is “proud” of her daughter for making the decision to sever all ties with her biological father.
Formerly known as Xavier Alexander Musk, she is the daughter of the business magnate and his first wife, Justine Wilson, who was married to the Tesla founder from 2000 until 2008, when the couple divorced.
The girl, who recently turned 18, identifies as a trans woman and, in an April filing in Los Angeles County Superior Court, asked that her name reflect her new gender identity and break all ties with his biological father.
“I no longer live or wish to be related to my biological father in any way,” states the filing filed in Santa Monica.
Musk’s ex-wife took to Twitter on Monday night in what appeared to be a response to her daughter’s decision to sever ties with her famous father.
“‘I had a weird childhood,’ my 18-year-old daughter told me,” Wilson, a Canadian author, tweeted. “Can’t believe I look as normal as I do,” he added in the tweet, mirroring a conversation Wilson apparently had with his 18-year-old daughter.
“I said, ‘I’m so proud of you,'” Wilson tweeted, adding that her daughter, who had asked to take her mother’s maiden name and officially call herself Vivian Jenna Wilson , replied: “So proud of me! Same!”.
A hearing on the name change petition is scheduled to begin on Friday, according to the report.
A more detailed explanation of the rift between Musk and his daughter has yet to emerge.
Neither an attorney representing Musk nor Tesla’s media office responded to the request or released a statement about it.
The decision to sever ties with the SpaceX founder comes as the tech billionaire has signaled he is willing to cross party lines and endorse Republican politicians, some of whom have backed legislation that attempts to limit rights of the transgender community in several US states. .
Earlier this month, the richest person on the planet tweeted that he could possibly end up backing Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis if he runs for president in 2024.
DeSantis has come under intense scrutiny from the LGBT+ community as they argue that his recently enacted “Parental Rights in Education” bill, better known as the ” Don’t Say Gay,” seeks to marginalize vulnerable groups, as it prohibits teaching about sexual relationships. orientation and gender identity from kindergarten to third grade.
The tech titan has also drawn criticism for tweeting his controversial views on preferred pronouns, commenting in 2020 that they are “an aesthetic nightmare”.