Grimes, the talented singer and mother of three children shared with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, has unveiled a startling revelation in a newly published book.
In a candid passage from writer Walter Isaacson’s biography of Musk, Grimes disclosed her distress over Musk’s actions, shedding light on a deeply personal and perplexing episode in their tumultuous relationship.
The revelation comes shortly after Musk confirmed the existence of a previously undisclosed third child with Grimes, named Tau Techno Mechanicus, or simply Tau. The couple’s relationship had already been marred by controversy, with Grimes accusing Musk of preventing her from seeing their children.
In her book interview, Grimes revealed that Musk had sent photographs of her undergoing a C-section procedure to her family and friends, a shocking breach of privacy that left her profoundly disturbed.
Despite the gravity of his actions, Musk appeared oblivious to the distress it caused her, as Grimes explained to Isaacson, “He was just clueless about why I’d be upset.”
The age of their newly introduced child, Tau, remains undisclosed, leaving the timing of this revelation intriguingly vague.
Grimes had previously expressed her desire to see her children, writing a now-deleted social media post imploring Musk to allow her to visit her son. However, it remains unclear whether this plea pertained to Tau or their older son, X Æ A-12, affectionately known as ‘X’.
The choice of the name ‘Tau’ bears significance, as it reflects Musk’s fascination with the letter ‘X.’ The Greek letter Tau, resembling the letter ‘T,’ has historical roots in the Phoenician letter ‘taw,’ which bore resemblance to the modern letter ‘X.’ Musk has been known to have an affinity for the letter ‘X’ and even renamed his social media platform ‘X’ after acquiring it last year.
The intricacies of Musk and Grimes’ relationship have been complex. They had been romantically involved for approximately three years, though they experienced a semi-split in March 2022. Despite their separation, they maintained close ties, a testament to the complexities of their union.
Elon Musk’s personal life is a tapestry of relationships and familial connections, featuring three marriages and three divorces, including two marriages and divorces with the same partner. Tragically, he lost his first-born child with ex-wife Justine Wilson to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Musk expanded his family by welcoming twins with Neuralink executive Shivon Zilis in November 2021, just before the birth of his second child with Grimes through surrogacy.
The turmoil surrounding Musk’s personal life surfaced when Grimes, in a since-deleted tweet, hinted at strife with Zilis and accused Musk of preventing her from seeing her child. The tweet included a message directed at Musk’s biographer, Walter Isaacson, imploring him to intervene.
In a noteworthy development, Xavier, Musk’s 19-year-old child from his marriage to Justine Wilson, transitioned to female and adopted the name Vivian. She decided to distance herself from her father by dropping his renowned surname, citing her desire to sever all familial ties with him.
Shivon Zilis, a Canadian executive, crossed paths with Musk through OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research and deployment nonprofit co-founded by Musk in 2015. Zilis, who garnered recognition by earning a place on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the venture-capital category in 2015, later assumed the role of director of operations and special projects at Musk’s brain chip company, Neuralink.
The disclosure of Musk, Zilis, and the twins’ photograph, shared by Walter Isaacson, was captured at Zilis’ residence in Austin, Texas, according to an excerpt from the biography.
Walter Isaacson’s much-anticipated biography delves into the enigmatic life of Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest individual. The biography promises to explore the intricacies of Musk’s personality, delving into his complex family dynamics and offering insight into his various personas.
Speaking about the book before its release, Isaacson acknowledged Musk’s multifaceted nature, describing him as “volatile” and highlighting the stark shifts in his demeanor. Isaacson noted, “He has so many personalities, almost like multiple personalities.” He recounted instances where Musk oscillated between exuberance, technical focus, and darker, more brooding moods, only to swiftly revert to his former self with little recollection of his earlier disposition.
Isaacson also mentioned that Grimes coined the term “demon mode” to describe Musk’s darker moments. The author hinted that Musk’s acquisition of Twitter and its rebranding as ‘X’ marked a turning point in his public persona, where the darker aspects of his character began to emerge more prominently.
The biography does not shy away from delving into Musk’s personal life, even detailing a physical altercation between Musk and his younger brother, Kimbal. Isaacson recounted the incident, in which Kimbal reportedly bit a piece of flesh from Elon’s hand during a wrestling match at their former workplace, Zip2, in the 1990s. This altercation necessitated stitches and a tetanus shot for Elon.
Walter Isaacson’s biography on Elon Musk joins his esteemed collection of literary works, which includes biographies of notable figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Henry Kissinger. Isaacson meticulously chronicled Musk’s rise to fame, tracing his journey through SpaceX, Tesla’s remarkable achievements, and his ascent to becoming the world’s richest individual.
The book, a product of years spent observing Musk and conducting interviews with him and his family, promises to provide readers with a comprehensive and revealing portrait of one of the most influential and enigmatic figures of our time.