Elton, David confirm second son's birth, name him Elijah

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) First they denied having a second child, but now singer Elton John and his partner David Furnish have confirmed the birth of their second son, via the surrogate route.

The boy was born here Friday evening, the couple confirmed and they have named him Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John. They are already parents of two-year-old son Zachary.

"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," contactmusic.com quoted the couple as saying.

"It is difficult to fully express, how we are feeling at this time. We are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement."

The little boy was brought into the world via the same California-based surrogate who gave birth to Zachary in 2010 on Christmas Day.

In November last year, it was revealed John and Furnish were expecting their second child, but had decided never to reveal the identity of the surrogate.

"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," said a source.

John, 65, loves being a dad and has previously said he regretted waiting so long to have a child.


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