Musician Grimes is suing her billionaire ex Elon Musk over the parental rights of their three children.
The petition is a means of identifying a child’s legal parents when they are unmarried.
It can be used to begin proceedings for child custody orders and child support orders. While the docket for the case is public, the filings have been sealed.
Musk and Grimes’ firstborn is a boy named X Æ A-Xii (pictured with his dad during a meeting with Hungarian president Katalin Novák last month) who the couple refer to as X
Grimes and Musk (pictured at the Met Gala in 2018) share three children together
It does not appear that the X, formerly Twitter, owner has responded to Grimes’ petition.
The Canadian singer, 35, is also yet to request child support or custody rights. The petition comes weeks after Grimes issued a public plea to Musk, 52, to see their son.
In a now-deleted tweet to Shivon Zilis, who gave birth to the billionaire’s twins through IVF, Grimes said: ‘Tell Shivon to unblock me and tell Elon to let me see my son or plz respond to my lawyer.
‘I have never even been allowed to see a photo of these children until this moment, despite the situation utterly ripping my family apart.’
Zilis is an executive at Musk’s Neuralink company. She gave birth last November according to court documents but has not publicly said the two are romantically involved.
Grimes and Musk began dating in 2018 and share three children together. Their firstborn son, named X Æ A-Xii, was born in May 2020.
Their only daughter, Exa Dark Sideræl, nicknamed Y, was welcomed via surrogate in December 2021, the same year the couple split.
Last month it emerged the former couple had secretly had a third son, Techno Mechanicus. Little is known about the child, affectionately known as Y, including his exact date of birth.
Musk took X to his meeting with the Hungarian president, where the two discussed the demographic crisis
Hungarian President Katalin Novak meets founder and CEO of Tesla, Inc. Elon Musk in the recently inaugurated Tesla plant Gigafactory Texas in Austin during a weeklong visit to the US
Grimes(pictured with X in Portofino in July) recently begged Musk to let her see her son in a now-deleted post aimed at his current partner Shivon Zilis
Details of his arrival were included in Walter Isaacson’s biography of Musk and bring the Tesla co-founder’s brood to 10.
Last week, Musk was snapped with X in tow at a meeting with Hungarian President Katalin Novák for talks on the world’s demographic crisis.
He met with the politician in Austin, Texas, after he was unable to make the biannual Demographic Summit in Budapest to discuss population collapse.
The entrepreneur, who has fathered 11 children, took to social media platform X after the meeting to write: ‘Having children is saving the world’.
Musk is a dad to twins Griffin and Vivian Musk, 18, and triplets Kai, Jaxon and Damian Musk, 16, with his first wife Justine Wilson. The couple also had a son, Nevada, who died at 10 weeks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2000.
In addition to his children with Grimes, he shares 17-month-old twins Azure and Strider with Zilis.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with Elon Musk (L) ahead of the 78th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly at the Turkish House in New York, September 17
The couple share one daughter, Exa Dark Sideræl, nicknamed Y, who is at the center of the petition along with her two siblings
Musk and Grimes raised eyebrows with the choice of their firstborn’s name and revealed they had to change it from X Æ A-12 to use the Roman numeral for 12 in order for it to comply with Californian laws.
Yesterday Grimes once again hit back at backlash over her son X’s name, calling it ‘the most bizarre criticism’.
Responding to a post online which questioned the choice, she said of her son: ‘He loves his name and mostly ppl think it’s cool. X men etc. X is popular at school lol.
‘Also, I don’t wanna say his friends names cuz they’re civilians but most millennials named their kids weird names – not just me.’