Elton John, David Furnish welcome second baby Elijah

Gay pop legend, 65, feels his family is 'completed' with the birth of his second son

Elton John, David Furnish welcome second baby Elijah
16 January 2013

Gay pop legend Elton John and partner David Furnish have become parents for the second time, it was confirmed.

Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John was born in Los Angeles via a surrogate on Friday evening (11 January).

Speaking to Hello, the happy 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.’

On 10 January, it was rumored John, 65, and Furnish, 50, had added to their family but a spokesperson refuted the reports.

Last month, the couple was also alleged to have bought a new property in Los Angeles because they were preparing for the new arrival.

In 2012, the ‘Tiny Dancer’ singer described how he hoped his son would have a sibling.

Speaking to The Guardian, he said: ‘I think it’s difficult to be an only child, and to be an only child of someone famous.

‘I want him to have a sibling so he has someone to be with. I know when he goes to school there’s going to be an awful lot of pressure, and I know he’s going to have people saying, “You don’t have a mummy.”

‘It’s going to happen. We talked about it before we had him. I want someone to be at his side and back him up. We shall see.’



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