Elton John a dad for second time
Published 16/01/2013 | 09:25
Sir Elton John has said his family is now complete after he became a parent for the second time.
He and partner David Furnish said they were "overwhelmed with happiness" at the birth of Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.
The new arrival was born in Los Angeles on Friday, weighing in at 8lb 4oz, via a surrogate mother, according to Hello!.
The couple already have a two-year-old boy called Zachary.
They told Hello!: "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."
The baby shares his middle name, Daniel, with one of Sir Elton's 1970s hit singles.
Last week the couple's UK spokesman issued a statement to say reports that they were parents again were "false".
It was issued just hours before the birth after news began circulating in the US that a child had been born over the Christmas period.
Sir Elton, 65, and film producer David have been in a relationship for almost 20 years and have been civil partners since 2005.