Elton John has introduced his second son to the world via an exclusive family photo.
The singer and his partner David Furnish, who became dads for the second time earlier this month when a surrogate gave birth to Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, proudly posed for a snap with their new expanded brood.
Cradling newborn Elijah in his arm, while David hugged 2-year-old Zachary, the celeb couple looked every inch the proud papas.
In a touching tribute to the surrogate he used for both Zachary and Elijah, Elton told Hello! magazine, “She is a wonderful, kind and loving woman, who we love like a sister.”
“We have a very close bond with her and we’re in constant touch throughout the pregnancy. She has given us two amazing gifts and we in turn have a duty of care to her and are fiercely protective of her anonymity.”
And the Rocket Man opened up about how life as a dad has changed him.
“I have learned that a parent’s capacity for love is endless. When another child is born, our depth of love just grows deeper and wilder, so it was very emotional,” said Elton.
“Throughout our lives we have both loved and been loved, but the love of a parent for his or her child is different to anything else, as all parents will know,” added David.
“You find new depths of love, and experience pure joy.”