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Elton John and David Furnish Welcome Second Son

Baby Elijah was born January 11th in Los Angeles

David Furnish, Elton John
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January 16, 2013 9:35 AM ET

Elton John and David Furnish welcomed their second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, into the world on January 11th, Hello! reports. The brother to John and Furnish's two-year-old son Zachary, Elijah was born in Los Angeles through a surrogate

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"Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable," the couple told the British magazine. "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 and Furnish married in 2005 after 12 years together, and first became parents December 25th, 2010, when Zachary was born.

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