As you probably know by now, it’s a boy for Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish.
Together with his civil partner, film director and producer David Furnish, 62 year old Sir Elton John will be making a major change as they both enter into parenthood. It was confirmed by Elton’s publicist, who is based in Los Angeles, that the baby was born to a surrogate mother on December 25th as everyone was celebrating one of the most joyful holiday seasons.
The baby boy, who weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces, was born in California and named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. The couple considered this as their happiest Christmas ever as the adoption wish they’ve had since they got together came true.
Back in October 1993, the two met and became mutual friend. With 12 years of friendship, they entered civil partnership the day it became legal in England. The ceremony took place on the 21st of December in 2005.
Reports said that the idea to adopt was all David’s idea and that Elton would always reject it. After they visited a Ukrainian orphanage last fall, everything changed when they saw a child named Lev and his HIV-positive brother Artyom. But fate was not kind to the couple and Ukraine denied the application for adoption.
Then they stumbled upon a woman who was willing to bear a child for them. This surrogate mother’s identity remains unknown for the protection of her privacy. The couple also decided to retain their privacy on the issue whether the sperm used for her pregnancy came from them. Perhaps this information will become public once Zachary gets older.
Now, if you are thinking about the adjustments that the couple had to make with Zachary’s arrival, then just remember how happy you were last time one of your dreams came true. When asked about their impression of the couple’s adoption of this baby, most of their celebrity friends said that they’re happy about it and that this baby would become a new source of joy for them. Some even made a joke that Zachary will be sure to be the center of the paparazzi’s attention, especially when he begins to smile.
Some fans also joked about Sir Elton John’s transformation from the “Rocket Man” to “Diaper Man”. As first timers; having a child in a relationship like theirs, it would have been a life-changing experience.
While it is exciting for any child to have two famous and successful parents, some skeptics believe that life will be different for Zachary as he will be raised by two individuals of the same sex, living in a nation where conservatism is widely observed.
From this month till June, Sir Elton John will go on tour. Just like any child born of busy parents, Zachary will probably miss him. If David will be left alone with him, Elton will probably miss the moments of changing diapers and feeding him at wee hours (an all reality, these tasks will probably be assigned to a cohort of nannies, but you never know). This year will be a busy one for the couple. That said, you can expect to see a baby on stage at some point, singing with Elton.70's Rock, Internet radio, the 80s