Elon Musk’s father, Errol, has revealed that he had a second secret child with his 35-year-old stepdaughter, Jana Bezuidenhout, three years ago.
It was gathered that the 76-year-old man and Bezuidenhout had a baby girl in 2019.
Two years before that, he had admitted that Bezuidenhout, 42 years his junior, had given birth to a baby boy named Elliot Rush, who is now five years old.
Bezuidenhout was only four when Musk married her mother, Heide.
They were married for 18 years and had two children, besides Heide’s three children – including Jana – from a previous marriage.
The arrival of Elliot Rush in 2017 reportedly split the family and caused a rift between Errol and Elon Musk.
The Tesla CEO, who has nine children and recently claimed he was helping the “underpopulation crisis”, reportedly went “berserk” a few years ago on finding out that the senior Musk had fathered a child with his stepdaughter, while his other siblings were shocked.
While revealing the latest birth to The Sun, Errol Musk said making children was his only purpose.
He said: “The only thing we are on Earth for is to reproduce. If I could have another child I would. I can’t see any reason not to. If I had thought about it then Elon or Kimbal (Elon Musk’s younger brother) wouldn’t exist.”
He added that the new child, his seventh, looked just like his other children.
“I haven’t checked her DNA. But she looks just like my other daughters. She looks like Rose and Tosca mixed up,” Musk said.
Rose, or Asha Rose Musk, is one of the two children Musk had with Heide Bezuidenhout, while Tosca Musk is his daughter with first wife Maye Musk.
“She looks exactly like Rushi [Elliot Rush] and she behaves like him. So it’s pretty obvious you know.
“She wasn’t planned. But I mean, we were living together. She [Jana] stayed here for about 18 months after Rushi was born,” he told the newspaper.
Musk said they no longer live together and have separated, partly because of the huge age gap between them.
“It’s not practical. She’s 35. Eventually if I’m still around, she might wind up back with me,” he said, adding that they still “have a lot of affection for each other”.
“So any man who marries a woman, even if you feel very sprightly, it’s going to be nice for a while. But there’s a big gap… And that gap is going to show itself,” he added.
Musk further stated that Bezuidenhout’s sisters were uncomfortable that the two of them have had children, and do not approve.
“And they still don’t like it. They still feel a bit creepy about it, because she’s their sister. Their half-sister,” he said.
The latest revelation about the latest addition to the Tesla chief’s extended family comes just days after the 51-year-old tech mogul revealed that he had fathered two secret children with his executive in his artificial intelligence company Neuralink.
This was only weeks before his second son with ex-girlfriend Grimes was born last December.
In claims that have since been criticised, Elon Musk claimed he was doing his best to help the underpopulation crisis.
“A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilisation faces by far. I hope you have big families and congrats to those who already do,” he said last week.