Congratulations are in order for Sir Elton John and his civil partner hubby David Furnish because they are the proud parents of a newborn baby boy born via surrogate on Xmas Day. As you may recall, we learned yesterday that Alanis Morissette and her hubby Mario Souleye Treadway welcomed the birth of their son, Ever Imre, on Xmas Day … so Elton and David are in very good new parent company.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish have become parents to son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, the couple tells UsMagazine.com exclusively. The baby boy, who was born Dec. 25 in California via a surrogate, weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. “We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment,” John and Furnish tell Us in a joint statement. “Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents.” This is the first child for John, 62, and Furnish, 48. The couple married in 2005 after 12 years together. A rep for the couple has stated that they intend to protect and respect the privacy of their surrogate, and will not be discussing any details relating to the surrogacy arrangements.
Wow … this news came out of nowhere. If I recall correctly, there was some talk a bit ago of Elton and David mebbe adopting a baby … but I really dismissed all that talk as idle chatter. I guess the idea of fatherhood really stuck with them both so they decided to move forward with a baby of their own. As you may recall, Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka welcomed the birth of their twin babies earlier this year and their children were born via surrogate mother. All these new babies in 2010 kinda makes the year seem a bit more special, don’tcha think? Let’s send our heartiest congrats and best wishes to the expanding Furnish-John family :D