Elton John’s sons star in rare family photo on Easter Sunday

Gemma Forte

Sir Elton John and husband David Furniture had a treat for fans to mark the Easter weekend. On Instagram on Sunday, David shared a very rare snap of the couple’s two sons, Zachary, eighteen and eight, Elijah.

Elton, 74, and David, 58, have been together since 1993 and welcomed Zachary through a surrogate mother in December 2010, followed by younger brother Elijah, born in 2013 through the same surrogate mother.

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Like many celebrities, they prefer to keep their young families out of the limelight, so fans were thrilled to get a rare glimpse of the boys.

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The photo shows Zachary and Elijah standing side by side and each holding two Easter eggs, designed to hide their faces from the camera.

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While their identities are largely obscured, it is clear that the brothers are growing up fast. Family friend Lulu was among those who commented on this cute shot, writing: “Even behind the eggs it’s clear they’re growing up … it happens so fast!”


Zachary and Elijah stared in rare pic on Easter Sunday

In a rare personal interview with the Guardian in 2016, Sir Elton spoke about the couple’s parenting approach and how they keep their boys grounded.

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“I am their father, I am famous, they live an extraordinary life”, he confessed. “David and I talk about it all the time, we are fully aware of the pitfalls that could arise.


Sir Elton and David work hard to keep their sons grounded

“They are spoiled in the way they live and live, but they are not spoiled with the rules they have to follow. They get £ 3 pocket money, but £ 1 is for charity, 1 £ is for saving and £ 1 for spending, they get three coins and put them in separate jars.

“And they have to work for it – helping in the kitchen, helping in the garden. They have to learn the value of doing something and earning something for themselves.”

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Alicia R. Rucker