Elon Musk and his kids pay visit to Pope Francis: Tesla CEO breaks his Twitter hiatus to share photo of himself with the pontiff before conceding his ill-fitting suit is ‘tragic’ when he’s called out by followers
- The world’s richest man on Thursday met the Pope at the Vatican
- Musk, 50, was accompanied by four of his five teenage children
- ‘Honored to meet @Pontifex yesterday,’ he tweeted
Elon Musk on Thursday met the Pope, bringing four of his seven children to the Vatican for the encounter.
‘Honored to meet @Pontifex yesterday,’ Musk tweeted.
He brought along four of his five teenagers.
Musk was married to their mother, Canadian author Justine Wilson, from 2000 until 2008.
Their first son, Nevada, was born in 2002 and died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) at 10 weeks.
Musk and Wilson went on to have five children: twin sons – Xavier and Griffin, 18 – and triplet boys: Damian, Kai and Saxon, now 16.
Earlier this year Xavier filed the paperwork in Santa Monica, California, seeking to be known as Vivian Jenna Wilson. The transgender teenager explained in the April 18 document that they wish to take their mother’s last name to distance them from their dad.
It was unclear if Vivian was with her father.
Elon Musk on Friday tweeted a photo of him meeting the Pope, accompanied by four of his five teenage children
The five teenagers have kept a fairly low profile, despite their father having joint custody.
Musk also two other children, X Æ A-Xii and Exa Dark Sideræl, who goes by Y, with Canadian singer Grimes.
After Musk posted the tweet, several remarked about the world’s richest man’s ill-fitting suit.
‘My suit is tragic,’ he accepted.
Musk was not raised a Catholic.
The 50-year-old South African billionaire was baptized when he was young and attended Anglican Sunday School, but has said he does not consider himself a Christian.
In January, Musk told Babylon Bee: ‘I agree with the principles that Jesus advocated. There’s some great wisdom in the teachings of Jesus, and I agree with those teachings.’
He continued, ‘Things like ‘turn the other cheek’ are very important, as opposed to ‘an eye for an eye’. An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
‘Forgiveness is important and treating people as you would wish to be treated. ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself.’
‘But hey, if Jesus is saving people, I mean, I won’t stand in His way.
‘Sure, I’ll be saved. Why not?’