Twitter silence after the tech billionaire was uncharacteristically quiet on social media following news that his child filed to change her name to distance herself from her father.Sharing a rare photo of his family, the Tesla CEO returned to the platform with a picture of himself meeting Pope Francis."Honored to meet @Pontifex yesterday," Musk, 51, tweeted, marking his first post in nine days.
He is also currently trying to buy Twitter for $44 billion.Honored to meet @Pontifex yesterday pic.twitter.com/sLZY8mAQtdIn the photo, the world's richest man can be seen with the head of the Catholic Church, alongside Musk's four teenage sons.
He has seven children in total.Musk's transgender child wasn't present for the photo after she applied to legally change her name last month.Previously named Xavier Alexander Musk, when she turned 18 in April she filed a petition with the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica to change her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson and to be legally recognized as female.A court document leaked on Twitter says the reason for the change is to do with "gender identity and the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form."The purpose of Musk's meeting with the pope wasn't explained by the billionaire, but his trip to Italy also prompted him to post an old photo showing him celebrating his 40th birthday in Venice with his then-wife, actress Talulah Riley."Venice, a site of Great Remembrance," he tweeted.Xavier Alexander Musk/Vivian Jenna Wilson has a twin called Griffin.