Nearly six months after their IVF row made headlines across the globe, Elton John and Sicilian design duo Dolce and Gabbana have kissed and made up.
The Candle in the Wind hit maker fell out with the fashion icons in March after they discussed their views on fertility treatments and gay adoption in an interview with Panorama magazine. "We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed," the pair said.
Domenico Dolce added: "You are born to a mother and a father – or at least that's how it should be. I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteri [for] rent, semen chosen from a catalogue."
In the days that followed, John accusing the duo of self-hate and vowed to boycott their high-end fashion label. "Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana," he wrote.
Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have since apologised for their comments in a new chat with Vogue magazine.
"I am so sorry. It was not my intention to offend anyone. I've done some soul-searching. I've talked to Stefano a lot about this. I've realised that my words were inappropriate, and I apologise. They are just kids. You don't need labels, baby labels," they said in an article published on 15 August.
And it looks like John, who has two sons with his husband David Furnish, graciously accepted the olive branch. "Big thanks to Stefano and Domenico for the apology over their comments about IVF children. We have always been big fans of their work," he wrote alongside a picture of the designers' logo to his Instagram page. "Now that the slate is clean we look forward wearing their designs once again. We love Italy!... #ShareTheLove (sic)."