Errol Musk confirmed that he is still having children and that he had another three years ago with his stepdaughter! Here’s everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s father.
Who is Errol Musk? What we know about Elon’s dad
The 76-year-old is best known as Elon’s estranged father, with whom he famously fell out several years ago. In a 2017 interview with Rolling Stone, Elon, 51, was moved to tears while discussing his father, describing him as “evil” and “a terrible human being.”
Elon Musk’s desire to have as many children as possible before departing for Mars appears to be an inherited family trait. It brings me no joy to inform you that his estranged father, Errol Musk, recently confirmed he welcomed a girl three years ago with his former stepdaughter, Jana Bezuidenhout, saying, “The only thing we are on Earth for is to reproduce.”
Errol’s seventh child, and his second with his ex-stepdaughter. They also have a 5-year-old son born in 2017, but they do not appear to be together. “It’s not feasible.” “She’s 35,” he reportedly said of their decision not to live together to The Sun. Errol is 76 years old. “Any man who marries a [younger] woman, even if you’re feeling very sprightly, it’ll be nice for a while, but there’s a big gap…” and that chasm will be revealed.”
When Jana was four years old, Errol married Jana’s mother, Heide Bezuidenhout. They had been married for 18 years and had two children. Errol and Jana’s relationship as stepfather and stepdaughter is unknown, though Errol told the Sunday Times in 2018 that he didn’t really consider Jana his stepdaughter because she was “raised away from the family for long periods.” He claimed that he and Jana reconnected in 2017. (about eight years after he divorced her mother). According to E! News, he stated, “We were lonely, lost people.” “Something led to another — call it God’s plan or nature’s plan.” Jana was described as “a delightful girl and a wonderful mother” at the time.
Though he appears to have fathered children with several women, Errol has only been married once, to model and dietician Maye Musk (nee Haldeman), who is now 74. The couple was married from 1970 to 1979 and had three children together: Elon, born on June 28, 1971, Kimbal Musk, 49, a chef and entrepreneur, born in 1972, and their only daughter, 47-year-old filmmaker Tosca Musk, born in 1974.
Errol, like his son Elon, is open about his feelings about having children. “The only reason we’re here is to reproduce,” he told The Sun. “I would have another child if I could.” I can’t think of any reason not to.” He went on to say that if he hadn’t hesitated to have his older children, the world would be a very different place. “If I hadn’t thought about it, Elon and Kimbal wouldn’t exist,” he explained.