Maye Haldeman Musk was born on April 19, 1948, as a twin and one of five children in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1950, her family relocated to Pretoria, South Africa. Winnifred Josephine “Wyn” (Fletcher) and Dr. Joshua Norman Haldeman, a chiropractor and bungler archeologist, flew the family around the world in a prop plane in 1952.
Maye Musk is married to Errol Musk, a South African engineer whom she met in high school in 1970. The couple has three children named Elon Musk, Kimbal Musk, and Tosca Musk. She divorced Errol Musk in 1979. Elon, though, elected to live with his father two years later. Kimbal followed four years later. Elon decided to travel to Canada after graduating from high school, and Maye joined him six months later in 1989, along with the rest of her children.