One of Elon Musk’s children has filed a petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court to change his last name from Musk, citing a desire to sever ties with his famous father.
Vivian Jenna Wilson filed the request for a legal name change on April 18, a day after turning 18, court documents show.
Wilson cited gender identity as the reason for the name change and “the fact that I no longer live with my birth father or want to be related to him in any way.”
The teen is one of five children Musk shares with writer Justine Wilson. In 2008, the couple filed for divorce.
In addition to his children with Wilson, Musk has two children with musician Grimes.
The Tesla Inc. chief executive had previously come under fire for criticizing the use of preferred pronouns for transgender and non-binary people, including two 2020 tweets that read: “I totally support trans, but all these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare” and “Pronouns suck.”
Musk, currently the world’s richest man, recently made headlines with his ongoing attempt to buy Twitter for $44 billion and use its SpaceX satellite dishes to provide internet access in war-torn Ukraine.
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