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‘There’s not much I can do’: Elon Musk admits Grimes does majority of childcare for two-month old son

‘Babies are just eating and pooping machines, you know?’ says Tesla billionaire

Olivia Petter
Sunday 26 July 2020 11:00 BST

Elon Musk has said that his partner, Grimes, has a “much bigger role” in caring for their two-month-old son, X Æ A-Xii.

Speaking to The New York Times, the Tesla CEO said that babies “are just eating and pooping machines”.

“Right now there’s not much I can do,” he added.

“Grimes has a much bigger role than me right now. When the kid gets older, there will be more of a role for me.”

Musk went on to refer to his other five children, whom he shares with his first wife Justine Wilson. The couple’s first son, Nevada Alexander Musk, died of sudden infant death syndrome at 10-weeks-old.

“I think just doing what I’ve done with my other kids,” he said with regards to how he will raise X Æ A-Xii.

“If I have a trip for Tesla to China, for example, I’ll bring the kids with me and we’ll go see the Great Wall or we took the bullet train from Beijing to Xian and saw the Terracotta Warriors.”

Musk also urged other people to have children.

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“I think babies are supercool and really people need to have more babies because, it sounds obvious, but if people don’t have enough babies, humanity will disappear,” he said.

Elsewhere in the interview, Musk spoke about his love for Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher.

“Yeah, she’s pretty special, that’s for sure,” Musk said of the 32-year-old. “She’s one of the most unusual people I’ve ever met.”

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