Elton John & David Furnish welcome son Elijah Joseph Daniel via surrogacy

There are few things I love more than when “legit” outlets like People Magazine and Gossip Cop get lied to by their celebrity publicist sources. Last week, the less-legit media outlets were running a decent piece of gossip – that Elton John and David Furnish had welcomed a second child via surrogate. Elton and David are already parents to 2-year-old Zachary Jackson Levon, and it didn’t seem weird or beyond the realm of possibility that Elton and David would have another child. But Elton’s rep went around denying it anyway – like, specifically denying the entire story. The rumor was that Elton and David were angling for the cover of People or Us Weekly to debut their new baby, thus the total denial…? But maybe they weren’t able to work out a deal, because now Elton and David want us to celebrate their new baby which SURPRISE does exist after all.

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.”

[From People]

Congrats to David and Elton, and welcome to the world, Elijah Joseph Daniel! He has the name of a prophet or some kind of super-religious figure, but maybe they’ll just call him Eli and it will be fine. I don’t begrudge Elton and David making the announcement in whatever way they want to make it – but I do dislike them for outright lying to outlets last week. If you aren’t ready to make the baby announcement, don’t make it. Don’t comment on the reports. Don’t lie about it.

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  1. Faye says:

    Congratulations to them, I guess. Isn’t Elton a little old to be a new parent, though? Oh well, guess that’s nothing new for Hollywood :) .

    • Belle says:

      I think it is selfish for a 65 year old to have a baby :( Seems one would be considering their desire to have a child more than they are thinking about whether or not they will be around long enough to even get the kid through high school?

      Congrats to them both though. Love the name Eli too!

      • Melissa says:

        Agree. My Mom is 74 now (I’m 40), and even though she worked until she was 72 and is in good shape for a 74-year old, there’s no denying that you slow down as you get older. She told me that it’s frustrating for her that she can’t do some things that she used to do without a second thought. I’m 40 and my kids run me ragged – I cannot imagine being 65 with a newborn.

  2. carrie says:


  3. pretty says:

    Elijah… Klaus’s brother he he.. :)

  4. Hannah says:

    Well, Elton’s publicist denied the story on the 10th. The baby, according to the statement to Hello, was born on the 11th. So he didn’t lie. Also, GossipCop worte the reports are “currently” false and that “[t]here’s NO baby — yet.”
    I’m guessing Elton and David didn’t want any attention so long as the baby hadn’t savely arrived yet.

  5. marie says:

    I like the name, good for them.

  6. hmmmpf says:

    I allready wrote this in another post about them, becoming a parent at the age of 65… It is just ridiculous.

    I am not condoning people for having babies late in life (40-50) for whatever reason, but I think it is safe to say that when you are 65, you just missed that train. It is possible to have children at the age of 65, adoption, IVF and so onb. But come on, celebrating your childs 5 anniversary when you’re 70? What child would want that? It is just selfish!

  7. TracyG says:

    Very selfish! The child will probably be in his teenage years when his Dad dies :( I’m not saying accidents don’t happen and young parents dont die! It just seems in Hollywood people seem to think they going to live forever and only think about themselves….teenagers are difficult enough, without having to go through the death of a parent!!!

    • hmmmpf says:

      Of course accidents and sickness happends! But usually,you just don’t live until you are a hundred years old, and usually people get tired, and sick long before that nad that can happend over just a couple of years! Imagine walking your child to the first day of school ,and you’re 71.

      It is selfish, they could have been extra-parents for children from unfortunate backgrounds. Sometimes you just have to accept circumstances and the choices you made – or didn’t make when you were younger and try to do the best out of it!

  8. Kimbob says:

    Well, it may be selfish of Elton to do such at an “advanced age,” but I for one, if I could pick a parent, I certainly wouldn’t mind picking Elton & David.

    I mean, after all, when they pass, the kids will be set for life. Just saying.

    I say congratulations to the new parents!

    • hmmmpf says:

      Of course all EJ-fans would love to come home to christmas and having their father EL sitting by the piano, but who would like to have a 77 year old father at the age of twelve? I am not hoping in any way that this will happend, but some people can go through early stages of dementia at that age… I feel very strongly about this, but of course I just wish everyone well, but I don’t think it is the right choice, ever!

  9. SmokeyBlues says:

    These boys are going up have every opportunity and privilege in the world! I wish Elton had adopted me, lol.

  10. Jayna says:

    Like, I said. It’s probably a good idea to give the sibling a brother so he will grow up playing with someone when they travel and will be a family when their parents die.

  11. Marissa says:

    Seriously, these two babies are going to have the perfect life. Congrats to Elton and David!

  12. shewolf says:

    I don’t know. I just can’t see two men, one of whom is in his 60′s raising a baby. I obviously don’t know them personally so maybe its a bit of a harsh judgement but I am 32 and have two children and it breaks my back and fries my brain. I couldnt imagine doing it at 65.

  13. Cathy says:

    Like all of the other posters, I can’t see becoming a parent at 65. But they can afford all the help they need. Congratulations to them, I hope the baby is healthy and happy.

  14. Redheadwriter says:

    I’ve got mixed feelings on the older-than-normal parent. But in their defense, Elton and David have the luxury of having nannies and in-house help, so it’s not like 65-year-old Elton has to physically care for his little ones on his own. He gets to play (until he’s too tired and needs a nap), he gets to shop, he gets to read books, etc., etc. He doesn’t have to chase after a toddler or clean up their messes (just his own).

  15. anotherrandom says:

    I say congrats to them! Zachary is such a cute baby, hopefully this one is too. Like a pp said, at least the boys will have each other when their dads are gone. They’ll also inherit a fortune, so I don’t have a negative opinion on the late fatherhood. However, is it bad that I had a little giggle thinking about the boys coming out as straight to their dads?

  16. lucy2 says:

    I think David is a good deal younger than Elton, but I might be wrong on that. Still, I can’t imagine doing at all that at Elton’s age.
    But congrats to them, hope they are all healthy and happy for a long time.

  17. Agnes says:

    congrats to elton and david on their growing family!

  18. Dreamyk says:

    Who or what is Elton referring to regarding a Mummy and the whole “we shall see”?

    He has Lady Gaga as his oldest son’s godmother. Yes. Lady Gaga. She’s more like Auntie Mame than say someone who is a hands on parent, like Jennifer Gardner.