Shivon Zilis has reportedly made Elon Musk a dad of 10.
The Tesla co-founder welcomed secret twin babies with Zilis, one of his top executives at Neuralink, in November 2021, according to Business Insider.
In April of the following year, the parents requested the infants’ monikers be changed to “have their father’s last name and contain their mother’s last name as part of their middle name,” according to court documents obtained by the website.
Musk, 51, notably welcomed a baby girl via surrogate with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, in December 2021, one month ahead of the alleged twins’ arrival. He and the “Oblivion” singer split shortly after their second child’s birth.
The entrepreneur is also the father of twins Griffin and Vivian and triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian with his ex-wife Justine Musk. (The former couple’s eldest child, Nevada, died at 10 weeks of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, in 2002.)
Who is Shivon Zilis?
Zilis was born in Canada. She attended Yale University, playing goalie on the school’s ice hockey team. She previously lived in San Francisco, before moving to Austin, Texas.
Zili’s Instagram account, @shivonzilis, was private and boasted more than 1,000 followers before being deleted after the baby news broke.
As for her Twitter, Zilis has more than 77,000 followers.
After graduating from Yale, Zilis worked at IBM. She later became a founding member of Bloomberg Beta, vetting machine-learning startups.
Zilis moved on to Neuralink, working as a project director in the office of the CEO. According to her LinkedIn profile, she is now the director of operations and special projects at the company, which Musk co-founded in 2016.
Zilis has worked on multiple AI projects for Musk’s Tesla company, from autopilot design to chip design.