Among his nine kids, here is why Elon Musk shares a very special bond with son ‘X Æ A-12’ – A mini-me of the Tesla CEO the two-year-old loves rockets. Inspite of a very busy schedule the centibillionaire takes ‘X’ everywhere with him and even matches his hairstyle with the little one.
Elon Musk is a keen advocate for higher child birth rates, once telling The New York Times that “babies are super cool” and “if people don’t have enough babies, humanity will disappear”. Now a father to nine children, it seems that it’s his son X Æ A-12, age two, that he appears to have a special bond with. He famously brought the toddler with him to the Time Person of the Year event in 2021 when baby X was just 18 months old. Later, his son was sitting on his lap for a SpaceX video presentation with the billionaire. Musk kept laughing as X repeated “hi, hi, hi” into the camera. Today, the bond between father and son is becoming even more evident. Musk’s baby mama, Grimes, spoke about the depth of their relationship to Vanity Fair earlier this year, too. Here’s how we know Musk and X are close … X Æ A-12 loves rockets The couple’s son had an early introduction to technology and, according to his mum, has developed a fascination for rockets. In September, Grimes tweeted that their son gets frustrated when playing with toy rockets. She quoted him as saying, “f***n rocket is too f***n heavy.” Grimes said X Æ A-12 made the comment after the toy rocket failed to “reach orbit”. When she was asked by a follower why she didn’t just buy her son a new toy, the Canadian singer replied that he destroys all the rockets because he doesn’t understand that they aren’t real and rips off parts of the toys, expecting them to launch. She added that he even accuses his mum of “trickery for giving him fake rockets”. She later added that X says “rocket landing” all the time and described it as “very heart-warming”. In an interview with Vanity Fair earlier this year, Grimes revealed that Musk sees their son as a “protégé” and brings him to everything. She said that X is “out there” and the “best situation” for them as a family is having Musk train “the boy”.