Elon Musk's ex-wife has publicly voiced her support for their 18-year-old daughter after the teen announced she's transgender and is in the process of ditching her famous last name in an effort to distance herself from her dad.
As a legal adult, Xavier Musk petitioned to become known as Vivian Jenna Wilson, claiming the reason for the change is due to "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."
Although the Tesla founder hasn't publicly commented on the development, Vivian's mother backed her daughter, relaying a conversation the two had on Twitter.
"I had a weird childhood. I can't believe I'm as normal-seeming as I am," Vivian told her mom. Justine Wilson, a novelist who was married to Elon from 2000 to 2008, replied, "I'm very proud of you," to which Vivian said, "I'm proud of myself!"
While it's clear that Vivian — who has a twin brother — and Elon had a falling out, it's not known why, nor is it known when Vivian decided to begin her transition.
Interestingly, Elon tweeted about the transgender community back in 2020, writing, "I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare." He added, "pronouns suck."
TMZ was first to report Vivian's court filing.