Elon Musk sent around a photo of Grimes during her C-section — and didn’t realize why she’d be upset about it.
In a new Musk biography by Walter Isaacson, which goes into detail about Musk’s life, his relationships, and his children, Grimes reveals that Musk took a photo of her while she was having a C-section for their baby X Æ A-Xii and circulated it without her consent.
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“He was just clueless about why I’d be upset,” Grimes told Isaacson, per People. Among the people Musk sent the photo to were Grimes’ father and her brothers.
The recent biography also revealed that the former couple have a third child named Techno Machanicus. Musk and Grimes had kept the news of their third child, nicknamed Tau, private until now. The former partners, who went public with their relationship in 2018 at the Met Gala, had a secret baby together via surrogate in December 2021. Their daughter’s full name is Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, but they call her “Y,” following her older brother nicknamed “X” who was born in 2020. The on-off couple were reported to have separated in September 2021.
In more shocking recent revelations from the book, Shivon Zilis, an executive at his company Neuralink, bore Musk’s twins in 2021 after Musk wanted to be her sperm donor so that “the kids would be genetically his.” She added that “He really wants smart people to have his kids.” The twins arrived while Grimes and Musk were expecting their second child, and Grimes was reportedly not told that Musk had twins with one of his employees.
Last week in a since-deleted post, Grimes reportedly responded to a post from author Isaacson on X, formerly Twitter, that appeared to confirm she did not know of the twin’s existence and that she was being prevented from seeing one of her kids.
“Tell Shivon to unblock me and tell Elon to let me see my son or plz respond to my lawyer,” she wrote, referring to the mother of Musk’s recent twins. “I have never even been allowed to see a photo of these children until this moment, despite the situation utterly ripping my family apart.”
Hey, I wud prefer to not breathe any more life into this current press cycle but I want to de-escalate the narrative atm.
I spoke with Shivon at length finally, which was long overdue. This wasn't her fault, plz don't be angry at her! We respect each other a lot and we're…
— Grimes (@Grimezsz) September 10, 2023
On Sunday, Grimes clarified her previous posts, saying that she and Zilis had spoken at “length finally, which was long overdue.”
“This wasn’t her fault, plz don’t be angry at her! We respect each other a lot and we’re excited to become friends and have the kids grow up together,” Grimes wrote on X. “I truly apologize for responding to Walter like that. As u can imagine, that was a very gut-level reaction to a thing that has been very hard for me.”
“Communication about the twins wasn’t handled super well in the past, but I now totally understand what happened and totally forgive the situation,” she added. “Women are so often pitted against each other. Speaking with Shivon, it’s very evident she’s an amazing human and we both just want what’s best for our kids. I wish I could show u how cute little Techno is but my priority rn is keeping my babies out of the public eye.”
Grimes also refers to Musk’s angry behavior as “demon mode,” according to a The New York Times report about Isaacson’s Musk biography, which also adds that his anger “causes a lot of chaos.”
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