Rare photo of Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis with their twins. Image via Instagram @walterisaacson.

Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis’ twins: Rare photos, names revealed

Take a look at rare photos of SA-born billionaire Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis’ twins as news of his secret third child with Grimes surfaces.


Rare photo of Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis with their twins. Image via Instagram @walterisaacson.

South African-born billionaire, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is giving the world a closer look at his personal life, including a rare photo of his twins, who he shares with Shivon Zilis – revealed in a tweet by biographer Walter Issacson on 6 September.

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Business Insider first broke the news that Elon Musk secretly welcomed a pair of twins with Shivon Zilis in November 2021. It was later reported that Musk and Zilis welcomed their twins via a surrogate.

This was just weeks before Musk welcomed his second child, baby Y with musician Grimes via surrogate. The pair already had a son X AE A-XII, affectionately known as baby X, who they welcomed in May 2020.

In a new except for TIME, Musk talks to biographer Walter Issacson about AI as he enjoyed time at Shivon’s Austin home with their twins. The twins are named Strider and Azure. In another photo, the billionare looks over daughter Y as she inspects a robot.

Issacson has since revealed that the World’s Richest Person also welcomed his 11th child – third with Grimes. It is unclear when the baby was born, but the child’s name is Techno Mechanicus – nicknamed Tau according to an excerpt from New York Times review.

Aside from his three kids with Grimes, and twins with Shivon, Musk also has six other kids with ex-wife Justine Musk.

Their first child Nevada passed away at just 10 weeks old due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Justine and Musk welcomed a pair of twins born as Griffin and Xavier in 2004. Xavier legally changed her gender and name to Vivian Jenna Wilson in 2022. She is known to have an estranged relationship with the Tesla and SpaceX CEO Justine later welcomed triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian.

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Shivon is a director of operations and special projects at Neuralink according to her LinkedIn account. Neuralink – a company that develops implantable brain-machine interfaces –  was co-founded by Musk in 2016. She reportedly holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy from Yale University.

The executive previously worked as a Project Director at Tesla according to The Sun. Shivon was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2015 and LinkedIn’s 35 Under 35.

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Elon Musk and his baby mama Shivon Zilis. Images via Twitter @AlphaMaleTips44 @thatnahguy.

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