Sir Elton John Pushed Diana Krall to Start a Family

06/21/2009 at 10:00 AM ET
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What would you do if Sir Elton John sat you down and told you to start thinking about having kids? For singer Diana Krall, she listened! Diana hadn’t thought much about parenthood, busying herself in the recording studio and caring for her mother, Adella, who passed away from bone cancer in 2002. However, when she found herself in love with musician Elvis Costello a year later, the couple’s friend Elton sat her down for a little chat.

“He says, ‘Diana, you’re 39 you’re going to be 40. You better start thinking about having kids,’ and I went, ‘Right … .’ But usually, you’d have a parent, your mom would tell you that.”

Taking the singer’s advice to heart, Diane and Elvis began trying for children, welcoming fraternal twin sons Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James, now 2 ½, in December 2006. Becoming a parent herself allowed Diana to “feel my mother back in me,” she explains. Taking the twins on the road with her for much of her current tour, the songstress notes that Elvis pulls his weight as well!

“We’re equal parents. He’s home with them now with Vancouver, and he looks after then when I have to go to Washington to play for the president.”

The 44-year-old’s latest album, Quiet Nights, was released on March 31st.

Source: The Daily News Online

— Angela

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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Anon on

This is going to make me sound stupid, but what does she sing?? I’ve heard of her and Elvis Costello but I don’t know what they sing.

christina on

Anon, she writes/performs a lot of jazz – vocal and piano. You can find some of her music on her site: http://www.dianakrall.com

michelle on

Ha ha – how cute. I guess if you are a musician and Elton John tells you to do something…you do it.

I am not familiar with her music, but I love Elvis Costello.

Sara on

As someone whose mother died over a decade ago, what she said about “feeling my mother back in me” after she had her boys made me smile. I feel anyone you love still stays with you after their death-they are *always* a part of you. I hope I get to experience something like that one day if I have children.

Heather on

Diana’s music is beautiful! Check her out if you get the chance.

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