Elon Musk Confirms He Had Secret Twins with His Executive

I would like to stop learning things about Elon Musk.
By Savannah Moss
Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP

Yesterday, Insider reported that Elon Musk secretly welcomed twins to the world with one of his top executives, Shivon Zillis. According to Insider, Musk had twins with Zillis, a director of operations and special projects at Neuralink. The article cites court documents after the two filed court documents to incorporate Musk’s last name.

This is not the first time Musk has had secret children, either. In May of 2020, the musician Grimes welcomed their first child. But, it was then revealed that she and Elon Musk welcomed a second child through surrogacy in March of 2022 which was only revealed when a journalist overheard a newborn baby’s cries while doing an interview with Grimes.

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But, who is this executive? According to Insider, Zillis, who is 36, filed to have their twins’ last names changed to Musk while they kept their mother’s last name as their middle. Zillis has worked with Neuralink, co-founded by Musk, for five years now. She has also worked with Musk on different business ventures, such as an interest in AI. She has also stood up for Musk on Twitter quite a few times, which some think is interesting.

Things got even wilder when Elon Musk himself confirmed this on Twitter. Elon Musk wrote on Twitter “Mark my words, they are sadly true.” Notorious for his frequent tweeting, he continued and said that he is “Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis.”

Twitter went wild when Musk seemed to confirm on Twitter, as this now makes him a father of 9. Many also compared him to Nick Cannon, who has six children and more on the way. Some also compared him to Hershel Walker, who is running for senate as a Republican and has three children he never spoke about publicly.

“I hope you have big families and congrats to those who already do!” he continued. But, as this news comes out painfully soon after the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe V. Wade, people were not feeling celebratory. “There is a difference though between having a big family and having many offspring,” one person wrote. “The fact that men just impregnate women, like you’re a Nick Cannon or Elon Musk. Nobody’s monitoring your sperm. But women have no rights to their own bodies and their apps may be tracked! What is happening?” another person wrote.