Elon Musk, Grimes welcome first child together – X Æ A-12
Washington – Elon Musk’s girlfriend has given birth to the couple’s first child together, the outspoken Tesla chief announced on Monday.
The 48-year-old US entrepreneur has been dating the Canadian singer Grimes since 2018.
When fans began asking the SpaceX CEO on Twitter for updates on his child, Musk replied that the birth was just “a few hours away!”.
Four hours later, he replied to his own tweet to announce, “Mom & baby all good.”
On Twitter, Musk revealed he and Grimes are the proud parents of a boy.
What has really caused a stir is Musks name for the boy, X Æ A-12 Musk.
The unconventional name sent the online platform a flutter with pronunciation potentials.
Some Have pointed to Æ being pronounced as "Ash" and the A-12 could be pronounced as "Archangel" as that was the Lockheed A-12 spyplane's codename.
This is Grimes’ first child, while Musk already has five sons. He has been divorced three times – twice from the same woman.
Grimes, 32, whose real name is Claire Boucher, announced she was pregnant in January on Instagram. She shared a topless photo of herself with a baby bump and wrote in the caption that “being knocked up is a very feral & war-like state of being”.
The couple made waves with their first public appearance together at the Met Gala in 2018, surprising both the music and business worlds. Grimes wore a choker shaped like the Tesla logo to further demonstrate their relationship status.
Musk, known for his grand ambition and brash demeanour, had already been in the news the past week when he went on a Twitter rant that included saying Tesla’s stock was overvalued. The comment sent shares of the electric carmaker tumbling. - AFP