The father of billionaire Elon Musk, South African electromechanical engineer Errol Musk, just confirmed that he fathered a second secret love child with his stepdaughter, Jana Bezuidenhout.
Errol was married to Maye Musk, Elon’s mom, from 1970 to 1979 and had fathered six children that we know of: Elon, Kimbal, Tosca, Alexandra, Asha Rose, and Elliot Rush. However, he recently confirmed to The Sun that he had another child no one knew about, saying, “The only thing we are on Earth for is to reproduce.”
Errol Musk, 76, Confirms He Had A Secret Daughter With His Stepdaughter, 35
As reported by the New York Post, Errol Musk, 76, confirmed that he fathered a daughter with his stepdaughter, Jana, 35, in 2019. However, he did not confirm the news to The Sun until Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The two also share a five-year-old son, Elliot Rush, who was born in 2017.
Errol admitted that the pregnancy was “unplanned” and said that they are no longer living together, given their 41-year age gap. “It’s not practical. She’s 35,” Errol said, adding, “Eventually, if I’m still around, she might wind up back with me.”
“Any man who marries a [younger] woman, even if you feel very sprightly, it’s going to be nice for a while, but there’s a big gap … and that gap is going to show itself,” he added.
After Musk divorced Maye in 1979, he married Heide Bezuidenhout, a young widow who already had two children, including Jana, who was only 4 years old when they got married. Errol and Heide had two biological children together, but later divorced after 18 years.
In 2017, even the SpaceX founder was shocked when Jana revealed that she was pregnant with Errol’s baby. The incident led to a falling out between the two. Elon has not yet commented on this new child, but he did describe his dad as a “terrible human being” in an interview with Rolling Stone.
Errol admitted that his other children were also “shocked” by the news, adding, “They still don’t like it.” He told The Sun that his other children “still feel a bit creepy about it because she’s their sister. Their half-sister.”
Although the two don’t seem to get along, it seems that Elon is following in his father’s footsteps, as he – believe it or not – has ten children.
Elon Musk Has Fathered Ten Children… That We Know Of!
The 51-year-old billionaire recently welcomed twins with a top Neuralink executive only weeks before he welcomed his second child with his ex-girlfriend, Canadian pop singer Grimes. This means that the world’s richest man, at least according to Forbes, has fathered ten children in total.
The Paypal co-founder was married to Canadian author Justine Wilson from 2000 to 2008. On May 18, 2002, they welcomed their first son: Nevada Alexander Musk. However, his firstborn passed away from SIDS at only ten weeks old.
The couple turned to IVF, and in 2004, twins Griffin and Vivian Wilson were born. In 2006, the couple welcomed triplets: Kai, Saxon, and Damian Musk.
In May 2020, Musk and then-girlfriend Grimes, 34, welcomed their son, X AE A-XII, although the pronunciation of the name is still up for debate. In May 2022, Grimes revealed that she and Musk recently welcomed a daughter named Exa Dark Sideræl Musk via surrogate. However, the couple had already split due to their busy work schedules by the time the baby was born.
Earlier this month, Musk confirmed over Twitter that he had welcomed twins with top Neuralink executive Shivon Zilis, 36. He seemed to defend his reasoning to have so many children on the platform, saying that he was doing his best to solve the underpopulation crisis.
Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis.
A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 7, 2022
“Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis,” he tweeted one week before the news of his father’s second secret child broke. “A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far.”
USA birth rate has been below min sustainable levels for ~50 years pic.twitter.com/v5PSLbvEAE
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 24, 2022
This isn’t the first time that Musk has publicly commented on what some perceive as a “Fertility Slump.” On May 24, Musk tweeted, “USA birth rate has been below min sustainable levels for ~50 years,” along with a graph from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Contrary to what many think, the richer someone is, the fewer kids they have.
I am a rare exception. Most people I know have zero or one kid.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 24, 2022
“Contrary to what many think, the richer someone is, the fewer kids they have,” Musk said in a comment underneath the graph. “I am a rare exception. Most people I know have zero or one kid.”
I mean, I’m doing my part haha
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 14, 2022
Musk claimed that the “Past two years have been a demographic disaster” and then added, “I mean, I’m doing my part haha.”