Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, confirmed on Tuesday that they are now two-time parents with the arrival of their second son.
Little Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John was born via surrogate early in the evening of January 11, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces.
The two dads made the announcement to Britain’s HELLO! magazine, saying, “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 express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.”
It was always their intention that two-year-old Zachary should have at least one sibling. Sir Elton said in one interview last year, “I want someone to be at his side and back him up.”
Talk about a banner week for gay parents! First, Rosie O’Donnell and her wife adopted a new daughter; a few days later, Jodie Foster officially came out at the Golden Globes as she thanked her sons and her ex-partner. Now the rock icon is realizing his dream of expanding his family.
Just one complaint: They should have reversed the order of their baby’s names. Such a missed opportunity for Zachary to say, “Daniel, my brother…”
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