(NEW YORK) — After denying a report to the effect last week, Elton John and his partner David Furnish have now confirmed that they are indeed new dads again.
A brief statement on Elton John’s official website declares, “Elton and David are very pleased to announce the birth of their child Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John on Friday, January 11.”
The website then directs visitors to the Hello! magazine website for details.
Hello! reports that the new child was born via surrogate in Los Angeles and weighs eight pounds, four ounces.
“Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable,” the magazine quotes Elton, 65, and 50-year-old Furnish as saying. “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.”
The couple’s other son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, was born on Christmas Day 2010.
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