Elon Musk’s sibling is also his niece!
Errol Musk, Elon Musk’s father, has revealed that he had a secret love child with Jana Bezuidenhout, his stepdaughter. In an interview with The Sun, the 76-year-old revealed that he had a daughter with 35-year-old Bezuidenhout in 2019.
“The only reason we’re here on earth is to reproduce,” he was quoted as saying. Notably, Elon Musk, who recently welcomed twins with a Neuralink executive, shares the same idea.
The couple already has a son named Elliot Rush, who is now 5 years old.
Errol also revealed that they never intended to have another child and that he no longer lives with Bezuidenhout due to their 41-year age difference. He stated that they had only been together for 18 months following the birth of their first child.
“It’s not practical. She’s 35. If I’m still around, she might end up back with me,” the 76-year-old was quoted as saying.
“Any man who marries a [younger] woman, even if you feel very sprightly, it’ll be nice for a while, but there’s a big gap. And that gap will be revealed,” he added.
Errol, a wealthy South African engineer, married model Maye Haldeman Musk in 1970. Elon, Kimbal, and Tosca are their three children.
Errol married Bezuidenhout’s mother, Heide, who already had two children after they divorced in 1979. Errol became Bezuidenhout’s stepfather when she was only four years old. They had been together for 18 years. They also share two children together.
However, the Musk family was stunned when it was revealed that Errol had impregnated Jana in 2017, causing a bitter relationship with his other children, including Tesla CEO Elon.
“They’re still not happy. They still find it creepy because she is their sister. She’s their half-sister,” Errol said.
And Errol hasn’t given up on having more children in the future. “I would have another child if I could. I can’t think of any reason not to.”