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Elon Musk had twins last year with Neuralink exec, report says

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Elon Musk is steadily populating the earth with the birth of another set of twins born to one of his top executives.


Court documents first obtained by Insider revealed Musk had twins with Neuralink executive Shivon Zilis last year, weeks before his second child with ex-girlfriend Grimes via surrogate was born. Now, Musk has nine known children.

In April, a petition was filed by the two parents to add their father's last name to the twins' names. An Austin judge approved the order in May.

Zilis, 36, is a Canadian native, who met Musk through her work with an AI nonprofit. She was hired at Tesla in 2017 before moving to Neuralink, Musk's brain implants startup. Insider reports she moved from San Francisco to a $4 million Austin home last summer—listed as the home for both her and Musk in documents.


Musk has been outspoken about an underpopulation crisis—the birth rate falling below the replacement level. In December 2021, the month his daughter with Grimes was born, he made a dire prediction that "civilization is going to crumble" if people don't have more children.

Musk has not addressed the news on his latest revealed children. However, he did take to Twitter to say he is "doing his best to help the underpopulation crisis," and that he hopes "you have big families."

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