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Grimes reveals secret daughter with Elon Musk

Elon Musk with his first child with Grimes, nicknamed "Baby X." (Instagram)

A secret birth of a daughter from on-again, off-again partners Elon Musk and Grimes has been revealed by the musician herself, who said their second baby was delivered via surrogate in December.

The baby, a girl whose full name is Exa Dark Sideræl, is being called “Y” to fit with her older brother X Æ A-Xii, pronounced “X Ash A-12” or “X A.I. Archangel,” who they call "Baby X." The girl is Grimes’ second child and Musk’s seventh and only daughter.

The baby was born just a few months after the pair called it quits in September 2021. According to a Thursday report from Vanity Fair, Grimes says the two are still together and had always planned on having multiple children. She relocated to Austin, a short drive from the Tesla factory, full-time around the time of her daughter's birth in December.

“There’s no real word for it… I would probably refer to him as my boyfriend, but we’re very fluid. We live in separate houses,” Grimes told Vanity Fair. “We’re best friends. We see each other all the time… We just have our own thing going on, and I don’t expect other people to understand it.”

The baby was discovered by Vanity Fair’s Devin Gordon, who heard the baby crying when he visited Grimes’ home for an interview. Grimes initially said she wasn’t “at liberty to speak on” the matter before admitting the baby was “a little colicky.”

The couple decided to use a surrogate after Grimes experienced complications during her pregnancy with X. Grimes said that Musk views their 2-year-old son as a protégé and frequently brings him along to public events.

Just last month, Musk was said to be dating 24-year-old Australian actress Natasha Bassett, who was reportedly joining him back and forth on work trips to Austin.


Austin's airport consumer satisfaction drops from a year ago, below Texas peers

(Austin-Bergstrom International Airport/Twitter)

Flyers are less satisfied with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport than a year ago, a new study shows.

Research firm J.D. Power placed ABIA at No. 15 on a list ranking overall customer satisfaction at large airports, a slip from last year’s spot at No. 7. Other Texas airports secured rankings ahead of Austin, with Dallas Love Field at third, Houston Hobby at eight, and San Antonio International Airport at ninth.

Dallas/Ft. Worth ranked eight in the "mega airport" category.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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