Congratulations to Elton John and husband David Furnish on the birth of their second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.
The baby was born via surrogate on Friday, Jan. 11 in Los Angeles, weighing in at 8 lbs., 4 oz. Their first child Zachary Jackson Leven is 2.
Elton and David, who exchanged wedding vows in 2005, released a statement on their new baby:
“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. It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.”
John previously addressed the impact having two dads can have on a child, “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.' 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.”
Check out photos below of Zachary and his fathers:
Photo Credit: Andres Otero-WENN