Once again, businessman and social media star Elon Musk is back in the news over an affair surrounding his personal life. In recent weeks, Musk has dominated the headlines for his attempt – which later failed – to buy Twitter and for recent revelations that an affair with Shivon Zilis, an employee at Neuralink – one of his companies – resulted in the birth of twins in November 2021
These twins would have been his seventh and eighth children and were born just weeks before the birth of his ninth child with Canadian musician Grimes, who was born to surrogate in December (note: this count excludes one of his children who died of SIDS in 2002 after 10 weeks). Musk and Grimes split in March 2022. Additionally, a May Insider article claimed Musk sexually harassed one of his female employees; Like most of his other numerous scandals, he mainly responded by engaging on Twitter and denying the reports, claiming they were all political.
Now, rumors are circulating about another surprise affair that could have far-reaching implications, both for Musk and others. And as usual, Musk doesn’t hold back and decides to take to Twitter to respond to the allegations.
Elon Musk reports he broke up a marriage
On July 24, The Wall Street Journal reported that sources close to Elon Musk allege he had an affair with Nicole Shanahan, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, in December 2021, leading to their separation and subsequent divorce in year 2022 led. The report also claimed that the affair destroyed Musk and Brin’s friendship.
Naturally, Musk took to Twitter to deny the report, which he called “Total bs.” He added that he and Brin are actually friends today and even attended a party the night before. He claimed he’d only seen Shanahan “twice in three years, both times with lots of other people around. Nothing romantic.” As of July 25, neither Shanahan nor Brin have responded to those claims.
Musk too tweeted that he hasn’t had sex “for ages” despite the birth of his twins in November. He went on strike the WSJ for “so many BS hit tracks,” though the WSJ is hardly the only newspaper to have published a negative synopsis of the Tesla CEO in recent years. Musk was referring to an article in February — which claimed the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was investigating Musk and his brother for possible insider trading — when the Journal claimed the “FBI was about to arrest me.” That’s not what the Journal, the FBI, or the SEC are claiming. The SEC later confirmed that it was indeed investigating Musk.