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Elton John and husband Daniel Furnish reveal a glamorous family portrait on the cover of U.K’s Hello! Magazine, marking the first public appearance for their newborn son Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.
Elijah Joseph was born Jan. 17 via surrogate; the same surrogate used to conceive their first son Zachary.
“Throughout our lives we have both loved and been loved, but the love of a parent for his or her child is different to anything else, as all parents will know. You find new depths of love, and experience pure joy,” John tells Hello! magazine.
John opened up about the use of the same surrogate as he and Furnish’s first son, calling her a “wonderful, kind, loving woman.” The two note they don’t plan to find out who the biological father is, the same decision they made with Zachary.
According to People, John and Furnish intend to be completely honest with their sons about how their family came to be. Furnish notes that he and his husband plan to keep every sonogram, clipping and e-mail from the time of conception.
“We want the boys to understand the spirit and love that was at the heart of the process.”
The growing family is featured on the cover of People, which hits stands Friday, and on the cover of Hello! Magazine, on stands now.
image: Hello! Magazine