Elton John is a father again!
The musician and David Furnish welcomed their second child, son Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, via surrogate on Friday, Jan. 11 in Los Angeles, the couple confirm to HELLO.
Born at 6:40 p.m., Elijah weighed in at 8 lbs., 4 oz.
John and Furnish, who married in 2005, are already parents to son Zachary Jackson Levon, 2.
“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,” the couple say in a statement.
“It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.”
John, 65, has been open about his desire to expand their family.
“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,’” says the singer-songwriter of his decision to have another baby.
“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.”
– Sarah Michaud