Elton John Welcomes Second Son Via Surrogate

Elton_JohnRumors have been circulating for days, and now they’ve finally been confirmed: Sir Elton John has welcomed his second son via surrogate.

John, 65, and his partner David Furnish’s (50) youngest child was born in Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. the pair announced. Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John joins older brother Zachary, born via surrogate on on Dec. 25, 2010.

“Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable,” a statement from Furnish and John to Hello! Magazine says. “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.”

As for the surrogate who carried Elijah, her identity will remain a secret. “Elton and David love this lady like a sister and they feel indebted to her for life,” a source close to the pair told The Sun. “Naturally she has been well rewarded. But her identity will never be revealed.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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