Elton John And David Furnish Welcome Their Second Baby Into The World
Sir Elton John and David Furnish last night revealed that their second child is a little boy.
Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John was born last Friday evening, weighing 8lb 4oz. He was born in Las Vegas via a surrogate mother.
They said the arrival of their second son “completes our family in a most precious and perfect way”.
Sir Elton, 65, and his civil partner David, 50, said: “We are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.”
The pop singer and his partner, who married in 2005 after 12 years together, are said to have used the same anonymous California-based surrogate mother who gave birth to their son Zachary two years ago.
Speaking exclusively to Hello! magazine, the couple said: “Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable.
“The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way. It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.”
The news broke in November that the star couple were expecting their second child but they decided to keep the identity of the surrogate a secret.
A source said at the time: “Elton and David love this lady like a sister and they feel indebted to her for life.
“Naturally she has been well rewarded. But her identity will never be revealed. They are over the moon.”
Sixty-five-year-old Elton previously said he regretted waiting so long to have a child.
He said: ‘I think it changes everybody. It’s the most wonderful thing that you could possibly go through.
“I regret a little bit that I didn’t do it sooner, but he [Zachary] has changed our lives. Everything is about him now. He’s gorgeous, he travels brilliantly, he so loves people, and it makes our lives - he’s the icing on the cake. It’s the most wonderful thing that you could possibly go through.
“The first thing I do every morning is have breakfast with him. He shares my breakfast. Whatever I have, he wants.”
Elton and David had also said that they longed for another child and didn’t want Zachary to grow up without a sibling.
'Papa' Furnish, Zachary and 'Daddy' Elton pose for a photo.
After the birth of their first son, Elton also admitted that he would face a very “difficult” childhood because he doesn’t have a mother.
“At school other children will say, “You don’t have a mummy”,” Elton said.
“We’ve come a long way, but there’s still homophobia and will be until a new generation of parents don’t instil it in their children.”
“Being the child of someone famous is a huge ball and chain around your ankles. It’s going to be very difficult.”
Elton also revealed that Zachary calls him ‘daddy’ and his partner ‘papa’.