Elon’s dad and mom break up up in 1979. His father is an engineer and like Elon, was born in South Africa. Within the 2015 biography Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Improbable Future, creator Ashlee Vance wrote that Elon and his dad had a tough relationship. In a 2017 Rolling Stone interview, Elon stated his father “was such a horrible human being” who will “plan evil,” and shed tears discussing him.
In response, Elon’s dad informed the journal, “I have been accused of being a Homosexual, a Misogynist, a Paedophile, a Traitor, a Rat, a S–t (very often), a Bastard (by many ladies whose attentions I didn’t return) and way more. My very own (great) mom informed me I’m ‘ruthless’ and will study to be extra ‘humane.'” Nevertheless, he additionally wrote, “I really like my kids and would readily do no matter for them.”
After divorcing Elon’s mom Maye, Errol married Heidi, mom of Jana Bezuidenhout, who was 4 years previous on the time. Errol and Heidi went on to have two extra kids earlier than divorcing after 18 years. In 2017, Errol and Jana had a baby together, son Elliot.
“We had been lonely, misplaced individuals,” Errol informed the U.Ok.’s Sunday Times in 2018. “One factor led to a different—you may name it God’s plan or nature’s plan.”
He stated he didn’t think about Jana his stepdaughter and that she was raised away from the household for lengthy durations of time. He stated he helps help he and their son and sees them recurrently, though he doesn’t dwell with them.