Elton John: I'd have loved to have a daughter


Sir Elton John has admitted he wishes he'd had children earlier so he could also have a daughter.

The star, 69, and his husband David Furnish are parents to sons Zachary, five, and Elijah, three.

He told ITV's Lorraine: "I can truthfully say, I wish we'd done it earlier - but we didn't - because I'd love to have a little girl.

Sir Elton John and David Furnish (Hannah McKay/PA)
Sir Elton John and David Furnish (Hannah McKay/PA)

"But we have two great boys and we're so grateful for that."

He said: "I came very late in the day with children, but since Zachary and Elijah were born there hasn't been a day where I've regretted it.

"It's just been a bonus all the time.

"When you're going through bad situations, you know it happens to everyone, or you're tired or things are getting on top of you, you spend one second with those kids and they bring everything back to normal."