They are the greatest thing in our lives."It's safe to say that their two young children also keep their fathers humble. They are kind of more interested in their Legos, which is fine with me," Elton said. I want to thank all my friends and family for their kind birthday wishes. @eltonjohn #blessed #grateful #sharethelove A post shared by David Furnish (@davidfurnish) on Glitz and glamour aside, the couple is adamant about giving their children as normal of a life as possible.They've been vocal about how they'll force their children to earn money, learn the value of hard work, and pay their way through life."And you have to work at it, you know you're married." The couple has two children born to a surrogate: Zachary Jackson Levon, born December 25, 2010, and Elijah Joseph Daniel, born January 11, 2013."Our boys came into our life at a late time," Elton told Good Morning America.After all, Elton didn't sell 300 million albums by relying on someone else."At the end of the day, our life is the same as everyone else's," David told CTV."We're sitting around the table, looking at the newspapers, drinking coffee, watching television, playing with the dogs, and playing with the kids." All the while, their kids have traveled the world, stayed in the finest hotels, and hung out with their godmother, Lady Gaga. The pop icon's beloved mom Sheila Eileen Farebrother passed away on Dec. A month later, her famous son took part in a special service in her honor.According to John, the funeral was "perfect.""Having the service in the family chapel and attended by your brother and sister brought us all comfort.
Every year, they host a black tie event to raise millions of dollars for the foundation that's near and dear to Elton's heart."I've chosen all the music so everything will be just right," he poignantly wrote.While their final years together went without major conflict, the mother and son had been estranged for roughly seven years before reconciling in 2015."Thank-you for bringing me into the world and for all that you have done for me," he signed off on social media Wednesday."I was just telling Suzie here, when I perform on stage I like dress up and feel good," Elton said in an advert for the show.By February 2016, he had publicly confirmed the two were back in each other's lives."Out of respect for my mother's privacy, I have always shied away from speaking publicly about our relationship," the singer told .They got married nine years later — to the date — once gay marriage became legal in the UK.23 years ago when I met this extraordinary man, I never dreamed that one day I would be able to legally marry the man I love. I want to thank everyone that fought to make that dream possible.Their fallout was allegedly sparked after John reportedly asked his mother to cut off contact with two of their friends, Bob Halley and John Reid."I told him, 'I'm not about to do that and drop them. He has always been marvelous to me and he lives nearby and keeps an eye on me,'" she told Fortunately, they made amends at the time of Farebrother's 90th birthday, for which John made his first contact with her after many years.