'Newlywed' singer SIR Elton John has barely seen his partner DAVID FURNISH since their high-profile civil partnership ceremony last year (05).

The flamboyant rocker, 58, and Canadian film-maker, 43, dated for 12 years before 'wedding' in Windsor, England, in December - the same day same-sex partnerships became legal in Britain.

After enjoying a honeymoon in Venice, Italy, and South Africa, John has been busy performing in Las Vegas, Nevada and sorting out his beleaguered New York-bound musical LESTAT.

Furnish says, "We had a lovely wedding and honeymoon, but I haven't seen Elton for the past two weeks because I've been busy with the AIDS charity and my own projects.

"I don't think we'll have any quality time together until March. It's hard not being able to see each other because of work."