Elon Musk’s ex-wife Justine Wilson walks dog days before transgender son legally becomes woman
Dressed in a black top and baggy jeans, Justine, the ex-wife of Elon Musk, was seen for the first time since their son Xavier – now daughter Vivian – revealed her plans to change sex and sever ties with her billionaire father. .
Vivian, 18, who has a twin sister named Griffin, filed court documents in April to make the change, but they only came to light this week.
The file also exposed a rift between the teen and her father at SpaceX, with Vivian petitioning to change her last name to Wilson, adding, “I no longer live with my biological father or want to be related in any way to my biological father. form.’
Vivian now faces a Friday morning court hearing in Santa Monica to confirm her gender and name change.
Justine Musk, 49, goes for a walk with her dog on Wednesday night
Justine is the mother of 18-year-old Xavier Musk who has petitioned a California court to recognize her new name Vivian and cut ties with her father.
Under California law, those who petition to change their name and gender will automatically have a hearing scheduled within six weeks of filing their petition to allow time for anyone objecting to file a counter-application, provided that they have a ‘good reason’.
If there are no objections, the judge automatically grants the name or gender change.
Anyone who objects must appear before a judge to explain his reasons, and the petitioner may present counter-arguments before the judge decides.
Justine, 49, declined to discuss the matter outside her home in Brentwood, California, but earlier shared her pride in Vivian in a recent Twitter post.
Alluding to a conversation with one of her children, she said, “I had a weird childhood,” my 18-year-old told me.
“I can’t believe I’m as normal as I am.” I said, ‘I’m very proud of you.’ ‘I am proud of myself!’
Musk was married to Vivian’s mother, Canadian author Justine Wilson, from 2000 to 2008
Elon Musk, 50, had Xavier and twin Griffin with his first wife, Canadian author Justine Wilson in 2004
Musk has a history of making controversial comments about transgender people, declaring in 2020 that “pronouns suck” and adding, “I’m definitely in favor of trans, but all these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare.”
He has also expressed support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who sparked controversy with a bill nicknamed the “Don’t Say Gay” Act that would ban teaching children in the third grade or below about sexual orientation. and gender identity.
Vivian is one of five children born to Canadian author Wilson and Musk during their eight-year marriage.
Along with Vivian and Griffin, the former couple is also the parents of 16-year-old triplets: Kai, Saxon and Damian.
Photos of the children are rare, but an old Flickr account owned by Wilson and unearthed by DailyMail.com provides insight into their humble childhoods, with the boys reading in the photos, eating at a restaurant and playing on the family patio. .
Elon and Justine Musk, now 49, met when they were both at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and married in 2000. The couple share five children, but lost their firstborn, Nevada, in 2002 after just ten weeks.
Elon Musk filed for divorce in 2008. In an essay, Justine said that she and Elon were “estranged from each other” but that she did not regret their relationship
Musk, 50, has two other children with Canadian singer Grimes, 33: two-year-old X Æ A-12 and Exa Dark Sideræl, six months — nicknamed X and Y by their parents.
Wilson and Musk split bitterly in 2008, and Wilson wrote an essay in Marie Claire in 2010 in which she described herself as a “starter woman” and revealed her anger at his engagement to British actress Talulah Riley just six weeks after he applied. had submitted. for divorce.
She also shared how Musk called himself the “alpha” in their relationship and treated her like an employee to which he often replied, “If you were my employee, I’d fire you.”
When their oldest son Nevada died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2002, Wilson said Musk viewed her grief as “emotional manipulation” and refused to talk about the baby.
Although they had five children, she said he considered her insignificant and pushed her to become a trophy wife cliché.
After they broke up, Wilson said they communicated through his assistant, though she befriended Riley, who married twice and divorced Musk but had no children with him.
Riley, 36, described Musk as a devoted father and told biographer Ashlee Vance, “He tries to get home early for family dinners with me and the kids and maybe play some computer games with the boys.”
After his divorce from Riley in 2016, Musk moved on to Amber Heard, 36, who posted pictures of herself playing with his kids on her Instagram.
Musk then went on to have a long-term relationship and two children with Grimes, who is now in a relationship with Chelsea Manning.
In 2020, the entrepreneur said in an interview with the New York Times that he is a hands-off father to his younger children, but that he will take on more of a role as they get older.
The Tesla boss said, “For example, if I have a trip for Tesla to China, I’ll take the kids and we’ll go to the Great Wall, or we’ll take the high-speed train from Beijing to Xian and see the Terracotta Warriors.”
Justine is pictured in the photo with her dog for a Wednesday night walk, stopping to relieve herself
Justine’s transgender son petitions a California court to recognize her new name Vivian and cut ties with her father