Anastacia's lasting love for Elton John
Anastacia is totally in love with Elton John.
The two powerhouse singers formed a friendship more than 15 years ago, after they performed together at Madison Square Garden in New York. Elton was so taken with the Paid My Dues star, he even kissed her stomach in appreciation of her flawless vocals on his hit Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting).
“I’m in love with him for the rest of my life,” she gushed to Britain’s Hello! magazine. “I don’t get to see him as often as I’d like. We have to figure out where he is and where I am at any given time, but I don’t try to overload him because I know he’s a very busy man.”
She’s hoping to catch up with her buddy when she lands in the U.K. next month (June16) to play at the Hampton Court Palace Festival.
Over the course of their friendship, Elton and his husband David Furnish have welcomed two children via a surrogate. The pair are proud parents to sons Zachary, five, and three-year-old Elijah, and Anastacia says her friend is an amazing dad.
“He’s a terrific father and I’ve seen such a joy in him with the kids,” she smiled. “It’s the same for everyone I know with children. They have this glow. I love how it enriches their lives.”
The 47-year-old has never had kids herself, but doesn’t regret her decision not to start a family.
“I wonder what being a mom would have been like, but if it was meant to be, then it would have happened,” she pondered.
As well as successful pop career, Anastacia has had to deal with health scares in the past, including two bouts of breast cancer. She also suffers with chronic inflammatory condition Crohn's disease, but reveals she’s happy with her life.