Elton John and David Furnish hope to be the parents of two someday down the line. The singer has revealed plans to welcome a second child namely because he doesn’t want their son Zachary to grow up and face social pressures alone.
Speaking to The Guardian, Elton John said of his own childhood, “I spent it in my room, listening to music if my parents were [arguing].”
With that memory in mind, as well as knowing how tumultuous life in the spotlight can be, the 65-year-old explained, “I think it’s difficult to be an only child, and to be an only child of someone famous. I want him to have a sibling so he has someone to be with.”
Elton John also hopes that having a sibling might bring some comfort to Zachary, whom he believes will run into issues at school for having two dads.
“I know when he goes to school there’s going to be an awful lot of pressure, and I know he’s going to have people saying, ‘You don’t have a mummy,’” said the singer, who wed David Furnish in 2005. “It’s going to happen. We talked about it before we had him. I want someone to be at his side and back him up. We shall see.”