‘David and I feel very blessed. After 23 years together, we are blissfully happy. Love is universal’
Both legendary British pop icon Elton John and his husband David Furnish marked the 11th anniversary of their civil partnership with postings on Instagram Wednesday.
The couple met 23 years ago and was among the first to have a civil partnership union when it became legal in the UK on December 21, 2005.
Later, when same-sex marriage was legalized in 2014, Elton and David changed their civil partnership status to marriage.
Elton said the following on Instagram: ‘Today is our Civil Partnership and Wedding Anniversary. I am so grateful to live in a country that acknowledges and supports same sex relationships. David and I feel very blessed. After 23 years together, we are blissfully happy. Love is universal.’
Furnish wrote this on his post: ‘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. 2 years ago that dream became a reality.
‘I want to thank everyone that fought to make that dream possible. I also want to thank all the wonderful friends and family who loyally stand by us and support us every day.’
The couple has to beautiful sons: Zachary (born 2011) and Elijah (born 2013).