Shivon Zilis: did top exec have twins with Elon Musk?

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Shivon Zilis is a top executive at Neuralink, Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company

The couple quietly welcomed the children for just a few weeks before his second child with Canadian musician dirtwhose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, was delivered by surrogate mother.

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Who is Shivon Zilis?

Zilis is the Director of Operations and Special Projects at Neuralink, Musk’s neurotechnology company.

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The 36-year-old was born in Markham, Ontario and received her bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy from Yale in 2008. While at Yale, Zilis was also part of the women’s ice hockey team, where she was a goalie.

She then worked at IBM and then at Bloomberg Beta, a venture capital firm. In 2015, she was listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the venture capital category.

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Shivon Zilis, 36, works at Elon Musk’s company Neuralink (Photo: Twitter/@shivon)

Corresponding insiderZilis met Musk through her work at OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research and deployment organization that Musk co-founded back in 2015. She is the youngest member of the Board of Directors of OpenAI and did the best for Tesla in 2017 where she was a project lead.

During her time at Neuralink, the company was criticized by animal rights groups for testing its devices by implanting them in the brains of live monkeys, pigs and other animals.

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From 2017 to 2020, Neuralink experimented on monkeys in partnership with UC Davis. In 2022, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) accused Neuralink and UC Davis of mistreating a number of the monkeys in question.

PCRM claimed the monkeys were subject to chronic infections brought on by surgery, mental stress and “extreme suffering.”

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Did she have twins with Elon Musk?

The documents showed that Musk, 51, and Zilis had filed a petition to change the twins’ names to “have their father’s last name and include their mother’s last name as part of their middle name.”

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The order was approved by an Austin, Texas judge in early May this year.

The twins were delivered via surrogate a few weeks before the birth of Musk’s second child with Grimes in December.

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Elon Musk arrives for the 2022 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 2, 2022 (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Musk currently has 10 children in total — twins with Zilis, two children with Grimes, and six children with his first wife Justine Wilson.

Musk and Wilson, who married in 2000, had their first child in Nevada in 2002, but sadly he died of cot death at just 10 weeks old.

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After Nevada’s death, Musk and Wilson decided to continue their family through the use of IVF.

In a 2010 essay for Marie ClaireWilson wrote, “I instead buried my feelings and coped with Nevada’s death by making my first visit to an IVF clinic less than two months later.

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“Elon and I wanted to get pregnant again as soon as possible. Over the next five years I gave birth to twins, then triplets, and sold three novels to Penguin and Simon & Schuester.”

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Musk and musician Grimes have been in an on-off relationship since 2018.

She gave birth to their first child in May 2020, a son who they gave the highly unusual name X Æ A-Xii, although the couple have said they call him X for short.

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They then welcomed their daughter into the world via surrogate in December 2021, who was named Exa Dark Sideræl in true Musk and Grimes fashion, although her name is Y for short.

News of Musk and Grimes’ daughter came as a surprise, as Musk himself confirmed in December 2021 that they had split.

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In conversation with vanity fair In March 2022, Grimes said they were back together in their own way.

Elon Musk and Grimes arrive for the 2018 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 7, 2018 (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

She said: “I would probably call him my boyfriend, but we’re very fluid. We live in separate houses. We are best friends. We see each other all the time.

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“We just have our own thing going, and I don’t expect other people to understand it.”

She added that their relationship is “the best ever” and that they plan to have more children together in the future.

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“We’ve always wanted at least three or four [children],” She said.

That same month, however, Grimes tweeted that she and Musk had broken up — once again — after the article was published.

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She wrote, “Me and E have broken up *again* since writing this haha ​​but he is my best friend and the love of my life and my life and art are now forever dedicated to mission.”

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