Elon Musk and Grimes Surprise Fans with Birth of Their Third Child

Grimes' interview takes an unforeseen, heartwarming turn

by Nouman Rasool
Elon Musk and Grimes Surprise Fans with Birth of Their Third Child
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In a startling revelation, tech magnate Elon Musk confirmed on Sunday, via a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), that he and the eclectic singer Grimes have welcomed their third child. Named Tau Techno Mechanicus, this new addition to the Musk family boasts a moniker just as distinct as its older siblings.

The confirmation came after the influential entertainment news platform, Pop Base, listed the names of Musk's and Grimes' offspring as “X Æ A-Xii, Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, and Techno Mechanicus”. Interestingly, details about this child had been under wraps until this disclosure.

Though the relationship between Musk and Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, took a public turn towards a breakup in September 2021, the Canadian artist has often labeled their relationship dynamics as "very fluid."

Unexpected Revelation of 'Y'

The secrecy surrounding their second child, Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, offers a glimpse into the couple's private world.

Born in December 2021 via a surrogate, the existence of 'Y', as the child is affectionately nicknamed, came to light in an unexpected manner. Grimes, during an interview with Vanity Fair in March 2022, inadvertently unveiled the birth when journalist Devin Gordon heard a baby's cries.

Their firstborn, X Æ A-Xii, made headlines not just for his birth but also for his unconventional name in May 2020. At 48, Musk is no stranger to parenthood. From his previous marriage, he has fathered twins, Griffin and Vivian, and triplets Damian, Saxon, and Kai.

He's been vocally concerned about the decline in birth rates, expressing his views on the subject with statements like, "USA birth rate has been below min sustainable levels for ~50 years," which he shared on Twitter in May 2022.

By July of the same year, he doubled down on his perspective, stating, "Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis. A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far”. As the world keenly watches, the multi-faceted entrepreneur continues to merge his personal convictions with his expansive professional ventures.

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