By John Ikani
Elon Musk’s transgender daughter is completely changing her identity to distance herself from his father.
Xavier Alexander Musk, who has a twin named Griffin, turned 18 in April 2022.
Almost immediately after her birthday, Xavier filed a petition with the courthouse to change her name in accordance with her new gender identity and because “I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.”
The petition for both a name change and a new birth certificate reflecting her new gender identity was filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica in April. It came to light recently in some online media reports.
TMZ reports that her full name will be Vivian Jenna Wilson, taking her mother’s last name, and that “she wants to be recognized as female.”
There was no further explanation of the rift between Musk’s daughter and her father, the Tesla and SpaceX chief who is attempting a $44 billion takeover of social media platform Twitter.
In May, about a month after the name and gender change document was filed, Musk declared his support for the Republican Party, whose elected representatives support a raft of legislation that would limit transgender rights in states across the country.
Musk has weighed in on the issue of transgender people choosing their preferred pronouns, tweeting in 2020, “I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare.”
Vivian’s hearing is scheduled for this Friday, June 24.
Elon Musk married Canadian author Justine Wilson in January 2000 and they welcomed twin sons – Griffin and Xavier – in 2004.
In 2008, the pair filed for divorce. They still share custody of their five children.