Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and the Canadian musician Grimes had a second child. A girl they named Exa Dark Sideræl Musk. She is though will mostly be called Y by her parents. The experimental 33-year-old musician revealed about her child, who was born in December, in an interview that was published on Thursday by the popular entertainment magazine Vanity Fair.
She mentioned that the reporter got to know about it by accident, as he heard something very familiar like a baby crying. Grimes was in her Texas home during this interview, she at first tried to steer clear of the reporter’s newfound information, but finally confirmed that, yes, she was a mother again.
Grimes due to fears of her complications with her previous pregnancy decided to use a surrogate this time. Musk and Grimes’ firstborn was a boy, born in May 2020, gathered a lot of unnecessary media attention. After choosing his name, they came more under focus. He was named X Æ A-12, or to put it more simply, X. Their unique name choices also kept them trending in the headlines. To avoid such exposure they decided to keep it silent this time.
Elon Musk, the head of Tesla and SpaceX, and also the richest person in the world announced last fall that he was in a middle of a separation with the singer. Grimes later told Vanity Fair that she prefers him as a boyfriend, and their relationship is very fluid. They even after parting ways remained best friends.
Both being busy in their respective careers have decided this mutually and planned to move forward like this. They decided to not have any more children for now due to their busy schedule and balancing both could sometimes become difficult. Though she expressed that she wish to have three or four kids one day.
Grimes explained the meaning behind Exa Dark Sideræl. She said it includes multiple references to space and technology. Exa refers to supercomputing; Sideræl, a more “elven” spelling of sidereal which means involving distant stars, and lastly Dark, for “the unknown.”
Grimes being an eclectic person herself says that Dark matter is the beautiful mystery of the universe. She also lovingly mentions that it is completely fine if her daughter wants to change her name in the future. She hopes that Y stays out of the public spotlight.
After selling all of his Los Angeles real estates, Musk stated that his main residence is now in southern Texas, at SpaceX’s rocket manufacturing and launch site. His blond-haired son, X could be seen sitting with him during a virtual presentation on the space company’s new rocket, in November.
Musk now 50 years old, has been divorced thrice, and has had eight children, including a baby who died at the age of ten weeks only.