Elton John and David Furnish celebrate not one, but two anniversaries this week.
The husbands, who have been together for 23 years, entered into a civil partnership on 21 December 2005, and later got married on 21 December 2014 after same-sex marriage was legalised in England and Wales.
Elton took to Instagram to celebrate the special occasion with his followers, sharing a photo of himself with husband David and stating how “blessed” he feels to have been able to marry his partner.
He said: “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.”
David also took to Instagram to celebrate, writing: “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.”