Elon Musk’s Child Cut Ties with Him and Files to Change Name

Elon Musk’s daughter has filed legal paperwork to officially change her name and gender, saying she wants nothing to do with him.

Official documents obtained by PEOPLE magazine show that Xavier Alexander Musk, one of the business mogul’s twins, filed a petition to change her name according to his gender identity in Los Angeles County Superior Court on April 18, shortly after her 18th birthday.

The youngster has requested the legal change of her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson, keeping her mother Justine Wilson’s maiden name. With the legal petition, she also seeks recognition of her gender as a woman and requests a new birth certificate that reflects the changes.

Vivian wrote a short sentence to explain the reason behind the request in the documents, saying: “Gender Identity and the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.”

The 18-year-old is one of Musk’s five children with Wilson, a Canadian author. The couple married in 2000 but divorced eight years later.

On Monday, Wilson shared an interaction that netizens associated with Vivian. She quoted her 18-year-old child as saying: “I had a weird childhood. I can’t believe I’m as normal-seeming as I am.”

The 49-year-old tweeted that she had told her child “I’m very proud of you,” to which the youngster replied: “I’m proud of myself.”

A day earlier, Musk, the world’s richest man, wrote a tweet in honor of Father’s Day, saying: “I love all my kids so much.”

Before the court filing, Musk had come under fire for his views on the use of pronouns for transgender and non-binary people.

In December 2022, Space X’s CEO tweeted that “all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare” even though he “absolutely” supported transgender people. In June of that same year, Musk also wrote “pronouns suck” on the social media platform.

Following that, he tweeted a post from 2017 describing Tesla as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” by the Human Right Campaign.

Neither Vivian nor her parents have responded to media requests for comment.