The 72-year-old singer is enjoying games of Snakes and Ladders with sons Elijah, seven, and Zachary, nine.
It can be pretty lonely at the top - but for Elton John having his sons around him can make all the difference. The iconic singer-songwriter opened up about his family life during an interview with The Sun this weekend and admitted that although both his husband, David Furnish, and himself are working harder than ever – the addition of their young family means they’ve never been happier. It’s a far cry from the Elton we used to know decades ago – the flamboyant artist who battled drug abuse and depression.
David Furnish has taken to Instagram to blast an article that appeared to claim that he thought he deserved a knighthood. The star, who has been with Sir Elton John for 21 years, has explained that his comments were taken out of context and he was really asking a broader question about equal rights for the LGBT+ community. Elton was awarded with a knighthood for his services to music back in 1998 and if he were to marry a woman, his wife would automatically become ‘Lady John’.
Sir Elton has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and during that time he has worked hard and played even harder by splashing out on properties, yachts, artwork, designer wardrobes, jewellery and – of course – an array of sparkly sunglasses.
Every year on Oscar night Elton John holds a viewing party for his A-list pals in honour of his AIDs Foundation charity. As well as the likes of Boy George and Kelly Osbourne, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, and Caitlyn Jenner all turned up for the dinner, auction, and screening. Although HIV is not the same as AIDs it can develop into it, with Charlie becoming more aware of the condition following his diagnosis.
Now Sir Elton John has proclaimed he isn’t interested in rebuilding his relationship with his estranged mother, and insists he doesn’t miss her. The Rocket Man – who has sons Zachary, four, and Elijah, two, with husband David Furnish – has been estranged from Sheila Farebrother for seven years and though he looks after her financially, he isn’t interested in having more contact with her. “When she says things in the Press, like last year, ‘I haven’t spoken to Elton since he married that f****** asshole David Furnish…’ That was pretty hard to take.
Elton John has announced he’s bringing down the curtain on his tours to spend more time with his sons. The Rocketman has gushed his two lads Zachary, five, and three-year-old Elijah, have changed his and husband David Furnish’s lives so dramatically it’s time to call it a day with life on the road.
Just last month it was reported that Sir Elton John was paying out £30,000 for his estranged mother’s hip operation, and now the singing legend has confirmed that he and his mum, Sheila, are back on good terms. Elton and Sheila famously fell out eight years ago when Sheila refused to cut her son’s ex-manager and ex-assistant out of her life, also blaming Elton’s husband, David Furnish, for turning the singer against her. A source close to Elton has now revealed that Sheila’s landmark birthday was a turning point for the pair, telling The Mirror: “Enough was enough.
Zachary, five, and Elijah, three, - are big fans of one particular song. Speaking on The Ellen Show, Elton explained: “If you’d have said to me ten years ago I’d be sitting on your show, married to the man I love and have two beautiful children, I would have said, ‘you put acid in my drink’. Asked if the little ones are musical at all, Elton revealed: “They love ‘Hotline Bling’, that’s their favourite song.
It has been reported that Sir Elton John paid out a huge £30,000 in order for his estranged mother, Sheila Dwight, to undergo a hip operation. Elton and Sheila famously fell out eight years ago when Sheila refused to cut her son’s ex-manager and ex-assistant out of her life, also blaming Elton’s husband, David Furnish, for turning the singer against her. The source explained to the Daily Mail: “David believes that paying for the surgery is in itself an important gesture.