UPDATED 6/23, 10:55 a.m.: Vivian Jenna Wilson’s name change and gender confirmation are official, with the L.A. County Superior Court signing off on both. TMZ reports that court documents “state a new birth certificate reflecting the change in gender will soon be issued by the state registrar.”
Earlier this week, Vivian’s mother, Elon Musk’s ex Justine, tweeted a conversation where she and her daughter took pride in how “normal-seeming” Vivian is after such a “weird childhood.”
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Elon Musk’s transgender daughter no longer wants the last name of her famous father.
TMZ reports Musk’s daughter, who was assigned male at birth, has filed legal documents to officially change her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson. Vivian, 18, maintains that she does not want to be related to Musk “in any way, shape or form.”
“Gender Identity and the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form,” her reasoning read.
Vivian’s new last name will be that of her mother’s, Canadian author Justine Wilson, who was married to Musk from 2000 to 2008. The couple had six children together: Nevada, who died of sudden infant death syndrome in 2000; Vivian and her twin brother Griffin; as well as triplet sons Kai, Saxon, and Damian.
Vivian’s hearing on the name change is scheduled for Friday.
While neither Elon nor Vivian have publicly acknowledged her gender, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said in December 2020 that he “absolutely” supports trans people yet finds “all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare.”
The news arrives just a few days after Musk was hit with a $258 billion lawsuit over allegations the tech mogul and his high-profile companies “are engaged in a crypto pyramid scheme by way of Dogecoin cryptocurrency.”
The lawsuit was filed by Keith Johnson, who looks to represent a group of investors that allegedly incurred losses from trading in Dogecoin since 2019. Johnson is seeking $86 billion in damages, in addition to triple damages of $172 billion, while also requesting that Musk stops promoting the cryptocurrency.
The complaint claims that “since Elon Musk and his corporations SpaceX and Tesla, Inc. began purchasing, developing, promoting, supporting, and operating Dogecoin since 2019, [the] Plaintiff and the class has lost approximately $86 billion in this Crypto Pyramid Scheme.”