The Rocket Man star wed David Furnish on 21 December, 2014 to embrace law changes in the U.K. which legalised gay marriage nearly a decade after the couple entered into a civil partnership in 2005.

Sir Elton marked their first official wedding anniversary this week (beg21Dec15) by posting a touching statement on, praising his longterm partner and insisting they are "happier than ever".

"Ten years ago... we were one of the first couples to embark on a Civil Partnership in the U.K... One year ago... we renewed our lifetime pledge to each other by getting legally married. Today, we are happier than ever - and want to thank fans and friends for supporting us with such open hearts and joyful spirit."

Sir Elton goes on to declare the fight for equal rights is not over as there are many countries around the world where gay marriage has yet to be recognised.

"We also want to shine a light on all the less privileged and less advanced parts of the world, where LGBT people are criminalised and discriminated against. We pledge our support and will continue to help wherever we can," he adds.