The estranged dad of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is speaking out about fathering a child with his stepdaughter.
Errol Musk, 72, recently told The Sunday Times of London that he has a baby boy with Jana Bezuidenhout, a 30-year-old woman who was 4 years old when her mother Heidi married him. Although Heidi and Errol had two children together and were married for 18 years before divorcing, Errol did not consider Bezuidenhout to be his stepdaughter, saying she spent most her time growing up away from the family.
Errol reconnected with Bezuidenhout while helping her get over a breakup.
“We were lonely, lost people,” he told The Sunday Times. “One thing led to another — you can call it God’s plan or nature’s plan.”
Errol admitted that he assumed the baby’s father was Bezuidenhout’s ex-boyfriend when she revealed she was pregnant and asked for a test, which proved his paternity.
Although the tech mogul’s father does not live with his new baby, he called his 10-month-old son Elliot Rush an “exquisite child” and said Bezuidenhout was a “delightful girl and a wonderful mother.”
Errol and Jana’s relationship is believed to be the reason behind Elon’s schism from his father, a family source told the Daily Mail.
“The whole family was outraged when we found out,” said the insider. “This is the reason why Elon is so angry with Errol. He is the only father she has ever known. And now he is the father of her child as well.”