Elton John says his sons are 'grounded' and 'not spoilt' despite having Lady Gaga as their godmother

Elton John says his sons Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, 8, and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, 6, are grounded and have not yet realized that their father is famous


                            Elton John says his sons are 'grounded' and 'not spoilt' despite having Lady Gaga as their godmother

Elton John and his husband David Furnish are parents to son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, 8, and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, 6. Lady Gaga, who is a good friend of Elton, is his son's godmother and the kids call the 'Shallow' singer 'Gagamother'.

However, Elton says his sons are grounded and that he hasn't spoiled them. He added that the kids know their father is famous but don't understand why people want pictures with him or his autographs.

Sir Elton John, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John and David Furnish arrive at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester City at Vicarage Road in 2017 (Getty Images)
Sir Elton John, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John and David Furnish arrive at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester City at Vicarage Road in 2017 (Getty Images)

In an interview with Mirror, Elton said that he leaves Elton on stage and that his sons 'know what their daddy does'.

Speaking of his sons understanding of how famous he is, Elton said, "They've seen the tour in New York. They know Daddy is famous. But when we are out and people are taking our photographs or ask for a photograph, they say, 'Why do they want your photograph?' We always say, 'Because people like my music'. We don't say because I'm famous or anything like that. I try to leave Elton on stage."

Lady Gaga and Elton John attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Getty Images)
Lady Gaga and Elton John attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Getty Images)

Elton also said that his kids like the music of other artistes. He said, "They love their daddy's music but they also like a lot of other people's music, so they're quite grounded."

Elton also spoke about his friend Gaga's Oscar win and said, "They call her Gagamother. We are very excited and proud of her. She was brilliant in the film. There was no question of her not winning best song."

Elton had earlier spoke to Heart and revealed what Gaga was like as a godmother. He said, "She's very hands on. She comes whenever can she can and visits the boys. She bathes them, she sings to them, she reads stories to them. She's the greatest godmother. She really cares. She leads a very heavy-scheduled life, but she always finds time for them."

He also said that his sons love her records. "They love her records. They've got to the stage where they have their own little record player. The Fame Monster is one of their favourite albums of all time." 

Lady Gaga performs onstage during 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (Getty Images)
Lady Gaga performs onstage during 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (Getty Images)

Elton and Gaga worked together for the first time in 2010 when the two performed a mash of the former's songs 'Your Song' and 'Speechless'. Gaga has also covered 'Your Song' which was featured in Elton's new album 'Revamp'. The song was originally recorded in 1970. The album also consists covers of Elton's songs by Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and P!nk. The album was released in April 2018. 

Elton is currently on a Farewell Tour which will span three years across five continents including North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.  The tour will consist of 300 shows and kicked off in the US on September 8, 2018. Elton will retire from performing after the tour to spend more time with his sons.