- Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared a rare family photo on Twitter.
- Musk is seated with his girlfriend, Grimes, while holding their 10-month-old son, X Æ A-Xii.
- The photo is captioned “Starbase, Texas,” the city Musk hopes to create around SpaceX’s facilities.
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Elon Musk just gave us a rare glimpse of his family hanging out in Texas.
In a photo posted to Twitter Monday morning, Musk is shown holding his son, X Æ A-Xii, alongside his girlfriend, Grimes. The photo is captioned “Starbase, Texas.”
—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 8, 2021
Musk’s son, who he and Grimes appear to call “X” for short, was born in May 2020. Musk and Grimes have been dating since around May 2018, when they made their public debut as a couple at the annual Met Gala.
Musk also has five other sons with his first wife, Justine.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO announced last year that he was moving to Texas after he publicly sparred with California regulators during the early months of the pandemic. Musk has since listed or sold several of his mansions in Los Angeles and quietly moved his charitable foundation to Texas, and both Musk and Grimes have since been spotted hanging out in Austin.
Grimes also confirmed on Twitter that she now lives in Austin.
Musk appears to split time between Austin, where Tesla is planning to build a new, $1 billion factory to manufacture the Cybertruck, and South Texas, where SpaceX is developing its Starship rocket.
He announced on Twitter earlier this month that he’s trying to form a new city at SpaceX’s launch facilities called Starbase, the name he referenced in his tweet. The company’s facilities have been located in an unincorporated town called Boca Chica Village since 2014, but Musk said on Twitter that Starbase would cover a much larger area than just the village.
The judge’s office in Cameron County, where Boca Chica is located, told Insider’s Morgan McFall-Johnsen and Aria Bendix that SpaceX approached its office to discuss incorporating the city of Starbase, but that “if SpaceX and Elon Musk would like to pursue down this path, they must abide by all state incorporation statutes.”