The 48-year-old billionaire went to Twitter Monday night (U.S. time) and reported that his 32-year-old child and girlfriend were both healthy and happy.
Elon sparked excitement Monday evening when he mysteriously tweeted, “A few hours! Sparking speculation, his two-year-old girlfriend was on the verge of becoming his first parents.
And four hours later, the proud dad confirmed that he was, by giving a short but happy update on Twitter to reveal that he was now a dad.
Elon tweeted, “Mom and baby, all is well,” and later, when asked if he was the father of a “girl or boy,” he replied, “a boy.” .
Elon and Grimes – real name Claire Elise Boucher – started dating in May 2018.
Fans inundated the new father with warm wishes after his update, with a tweet: “Congratulations to you & C !! Sending good vibrations to all of you. “
Another fan tweeted, “Congratulations Elon! May you have a life in love with this and all your children! “
And another noted that the baby was born on May 4 – popularly known as “Star Wars Day” among science fiction fans.
A disciple tweeted the founder of Space X, Elon: “The Force is strong with this little one! Congratulations! “
The baby’s gender and name have yet to be revealed.
Elon and Grimes surprised fans earlier this year when it was revealed that the singer and Elon’s first child were expecting him.
Grimes – whose successes include Genesis and Flesh Without Blood – sparked excitement in January when she said she was “knocked out” in a social media post.
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In February, the electro-pop star shared his thoughts on her pregnancy – and asked fans for advice.
She said via an Instagram post: “It was all a bit of an ordeal. Had a few complications from the start, a decent second trimester but starting to hurt everywhere at 25 weeks.
“What has the yalls experience with this stuff? I feel like I’m terribly unprepared because I don’t know if the pregnancy is as visible or discussed as it should be. I just didn’t understand what I was getting into [sic]. ”