Elon Musk and Grimes have privately welcomed a third child, the tech mogul confirmed Saturday via X (Musk’s social media platform, formerly known as Twitter).
According to a report in the New York Times, Musk confirmed the existence of the child review The child was mentioned by name in Walter Isaacson’s upcoming biography of the SpaceX co-founder. It was previously known that the billionaire and the “Miss Anthropocene” artist had a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter together.
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According to an advance copy of the biography obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the child was born through a surrogate in June 2022. The little boy’s nickname, Tau, was inspired by “the Greek letter representing the irrational number equal to two times pi,” the biography explains. The approximate numerical value, 6.28, is also a reference to Musk’s birthday, June 28th.
More information about Musk’s family is included in Isaacson’s 688-page book, “Elon Musk,” out Tuesday. Read an exclusive excerpt from the biography here.
The revelation comes less than a week after Grimes responded to an X post from Isaacson promoting the biography and sharing photos of Musk with two of his children. The experimental pop musician later deleted her response, which read: “Tell Elon to let me see my son or please respond to my lawyer.” Until that moment, I had never been allowed to see a photo of these children, even though the situation was mine “Torn the family completely apart.”
Representatives for Grimes and X did not respond to The Times’ request for comment on Friday.
Grimes, 35, and Musk, 52, dated on and off between 2018 and 2022. The couple welcomed a son, X Æ A-Xii, in May 2020 and a daughter, Exa Dark Sideræl, in December 2021.