Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis, a senior executive at his brain chip startup Neuralink, had twins in November 2021. Business Insider reported on Wednesday.
In April, Musk and Zilis filed a petition to change the twins’ names so that they “have their father’s last name” and contain their mother’s last name as part of their middle name, according to the report, which cites court documents.
A month later, a Texas judge approved the petition, the report added.
A summary of court filings on Westlaw’s legal research service showed that a judge signed an “Order Changing the Names of Several Children” on May 11 after Musk and Zilis’ name change petition was filed on April 25. of this year.
The report says, without citing any sources, that Zillis recently came forward as one of the people Musk could turn to to run Twitter Inc after its $44 billion acquisition.
Zilis, 36, is identified on her LinkedIn profile as director of operations and special projects at Neuralink, which is co-founded and chaired by Musk, 51. She joined the company in May 2017, the same month she was named director of projects in artificial intelligence at Tesla, where she worked until 2019.
He also serves as a board member for the artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI, which was co-founded by Musk, according to his LinkedIn profile.
News of the twins’ arrival brings the total number of Musk’s children to nine. Musk shares two children with Canadian singer Grimes and five other children with his ex-wife, Canadian author Justine Wilson.
Musk and Grimes welcomed their second child via surrogacy in December. The billionaire said he and Grimes were “semi-estranged,” according to a report from page six in September of last year.
Musk and Zilis did not immediately respond to Reuters‘ Request for comments.