Sir Elton John may be one of the most famous people in the world, but guess what? He’s just your average dad — which means he was proud to post this absolutely adorable shot of his two little lads heading back to school.
After all, what are an Oscar, a handful of Grammy Awards and an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame when your heart is bursting with parental pride?
John and his husband, David Furnish (who is tagged in the Insta shot, of course) welcomed both sons via the same surrogate. Zachary was born in 2010, and his little brother, Elijah, joined the happy family just a little bit later in early 2013.
For the John-Furnish household, it was a summer full of adventures, including watching the family’s favorite football team (Watford F.C.) complete a comeback win. Incidentally, John is a former owner of Watford and is a lifelong supporter, so it’s only natural that the family’s two young sons are huge fans as well. The family also attended the premiere of Sherlock Gnomes in May.
But after all that fun, it was time for the warm-weather holidays to come to an end and time for the kids to go back to school.
And seeing his boys all grown-up-looking and dressed up in their school uniforms complete with hats and packs is almost too much for us to bear. John himself waxed nostalgic about the back-to-school photo as he mused about how fast the boys are growing up — and how he loves them more and more every day.
We hear you, Sir Elton. Now please just tell us where you got your kids’ coordinating tailored back-to-school blazers, please.
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