Elon Musk’s daughter has been granted the name and gender change she requested.
Court documents indicate that a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge upheld the name change for 18-year-old Vivian Jenna Wilson, according to TMZ. Wilson is her mother’s maiden name.
Ms. Wilson was also granted a gender change as she identifies as female. Court documents say the state registrar will issue a new birth certificate shortly.
Musk’s ex-wife has said she is “proud” of her son for making the decision to sever all ties with his biological father.
Formerly known as Xavier Alexander Musk, Ms. Wilson is the daughter of the business tycoon and his first wife, Justine Wilson, who was married to the Tesla founder from 2000 to 2008.
The daughter, who recently turned 18, identifies as a trans woman and in an April court filing with the Los Angeles County Superior Court, filed to have her name reflect her new gender identity and to break all ties to his biological father.
“I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form,” the paperwork filed in Santa Monica read.
Musk’s ex-wife took to Twitter late Monday 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 son told me,” said Ms. Wilson, a Canadian author. he tweeted. “I can’t believe I seem as normal as I am,” he added in the tweet, mirroring a conversation Ms Wilson had apparently had with her 18-year-old son.
“I said, ‘I’m so proud of you,'” Justine Wilson tweeted, before adding that her daughter, who petitioned to take her mother’s maiden name and officially call herself Vivian Jenna Wilson, responded by saying, “I do!” I am proud of myself!”.
A more detailed explanation for the breakup between Musk and his daughter has yet to emerge.
Neither an attorney representing Ms. Musk nor Tesla’s media office responded to the petition or released any statement on the matter.
The boy’s decision to sever ties with the SpaceX founder comes at a time when the tech billionaire has signaled he is prepared to cross party lines and endorse Republican politicians for office, some of whom have endorsed legislation that attempts to limit the rights of the transgender community in several US states.
Earlier this month, the richest person on the planet tweeted that he could possibly see himself supporting Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis if he makes a bid for the presidency in 2024.
Mr. DeSantis has come under intense scrutiny from the LGBT+ community as they argue that his recent “Parental Rights in Education” law, which critics refer to as the “No say gay,” seeks to marginalize vulnerable groups by prohibiting instruction in sexual orientation and gender identity from kindergarten through third grade.
The tech titan has also come under fire for tweeting his controversial views on preferred pronouns, saying in 2020 that they are “an aesthetic nightmare”.