Daily Mail UK
2nd July 2022 – (Vatican City) Elon Musk has broken his nine day Twitter silence to share a surprise visit to see Pope Francis with four of his seven children – and even joked about his ill-fitting suit.
‘Honoured to meet @Pontifex yesterday,’ Musk tweeted on Friday evening. He brought along four of his five teenage children for the encounter at the Vatican in Rome.
His sixth teen, previously known as Xavier, announced last month she’s now a transgender woman called Vivian Jenna Wilson, and that she no longer wishes to be associated with her billionaire dad.
Musk also conceded that the black tailored outfit he was wearing was not befitting of the occasion, replying to a Twitter user who mocked it by answering: ‘My suit is tragic.’
Musk has spoke of being an atheist, so it is unclear why he decided to meet the pope, and what the two men discussed.
With him for the trip were Griffin, 18, who is Vivian’s twin brother, as well as his 16 year-old triplets: Damian, Kai and Saxon.
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.
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.