8 celebrities you didn’t know had children

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1. Elton John

In 2009 Elton John and his partner David Furnish (who have been together since 2005) decided to expand their family.

In September 2009, the couple attempted to adopt a 14-month-old boy, Lev, from an AIDS orphanage in Ukraine, but they were denied from doing so.

Under Ukrainian law, adoptions are only allowed to heterosexual couples, and Sir Elton’s advancing age also played a role in decision.

John and Furnish indicated that they would continue to financially support both Lev and his brother while campaigning to change Ukrainian law.

This setback did not deter John and Furnish from continuing on their quest to have children.

On December 25, 2010, their first son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, arrived via surrogate.

The couple welcomed their second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-Jon, via the same surrogate on January 11, 2013.

Although they are rarely seen in public together, Elton John is a devoted father.

He states that he has done a lot of changing and work on himself since having his children, and he refers to having his sons as “the best thing that’s happened to me in my life.”

Fatherhood has certainly made Sir Elton John a changed man.

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