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Elton John and David Furnish Announce Birth of Son!

John Elton John and David Furnish announce the birth of their son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, Us Magazine reports:

"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! Congrats to the family!

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  1. Via a surrogate? Well, I find that a little hard to believe.

    Posted by: BenB | Dec 27, 2010 11:41:28 PM


  2. A newborn baby arrives on Christmas. Great PR planning!

    Posted by: Jason | Dec 27, 2010 11:43:53 PM


  3. Well perhaps Rush will have them on his show.

    Posted by: Tone | Dec 28, 2010 12:04:34 AM


  4. With 80+ year old Hugh Hefner getting married to a 20something because of true love, and these two guys having a baby, I just KNOW it's the season of miracles. Oh holy day!

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Dec 28, 2010 12:17:26 AM


  5. ...I never understand the decision about why parents feel they have to give their baby such a long ass name.

    I prefer a first and last name instead of Shawnee Daniela Michaela MaryAnn Morgan-Smith.

    Posted by: Mimi | Dec 28, 2010 1:17:59 AM


  6. And he shall be Levon
    And he shall be a good man.

    You knew that was going to happen if Elton John ever had a kid.

    Posted by: Jerry | Dec 28, 2010 1:24:22 AM


  7. How "Tony Randall".

    Posted by: Marco | Dec 28, 2010 1:50:48 AM


  8. What the F? They are a combined total of 110 years old, I don't care WHO you are. WAY to old to be having a baby and pretending to care for it.

    Posted by: frank | Dec 28, 2010 2:51:39 AM


  9. Furnish is only 48 which is fine, but 63 just seems unreasonable. Elton is that kids grandfather. I think if you are going to be over 72 when they graduate from college, then you're too old.

    Posted by: Joe | Dec 28, 2010 3:05:59 AM


  10. Guys......here is something INSANE for you to consider.

    Societally for gay men, having kids was a) not accepted and b) within your own culture seen as selling out, as we see on these comments many times when people feel being gay is not about being 'hetronormative'.

    Soooooo, this meant and means a lot of gay people from those days are having kids v late because after all they realise they are human and would like to nurture another being.

    These guys tried adopting and were publicly pushed away because they were gay- we can all remember.

    As much as loathe him, best of luck to them.

    Posted by: Rowan | Dec 28, 2010 4:42:08 AM


  11. We only have THEIR word for it that they weren't allowed to adopt because they are gay.

    A far more likely reason for the rejection is that Elton JOhn is a 63 year old recovering drug addict - therefore not an appropriate candidate for adoptive parenthood.

    Really though. 62 is too old to become a parent.

    I wonder if Rush Limbaugh will be the godfather.

    Posted by: SteveC | Dec 28, 2010 7:10:12 AM


  12. So how does that work? Two of their little swimmers were locked together (say 69 style) when they entered the egg?

    Posted by: Esurb | Dec 28, 2010 7:41:03 AM


  13. Awwww. As long as you are alive its never too late. We are all probably going to be 63 and what an awesome experience to be a father for the first time at that age. From 63 to 83 its 20 years of fun. Or if he lives 5 more years it will be a really happy years.

    Posted by: Raul | Dec 28, 2010 7:50:52 AM


  14. Joe is right. That kid will lose one of his parents when he is too young. You don't start a family in your 60s.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Dec 28, 2010 8:02:09 AM


  15. I'm sure Rush sent a nice flammable blanket as a gift.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 28, 2010 8:51:08 AM


  16. They're going to surely rely on nannies since they can't possibly have enough physical energy and stamina to cope with an infant completely on their own. But I'm sure the child will be happy and loved. Congratulations to them!

    Posted by: Justin Werner | Dec 28, 2010 8:53:10 AM


  17. Good for them! I'm glad they have found love and will share that with their little son.

    I myself get hives around children but if this is what they want, I say go for it!

    They have raised so much money and awareness for AIDS and gay rights -- geez, the comments above seem to miss that.

    Posted by: isaacben | Dec 28, 2010 9:09:12 AM


  18. "As long as you are alive its never too late. We are all probably going to be 63 and what an awesome experience to be a father for the first time at that age. From 63 to 83 its 20 years of fun. Or if he lives 5 more years it will be a really happy years"

    A child is not a commodity. If Elton JOhn had a child simply to make his old age happier then he is a revolting monster. This child will lose a parent (most likely Elton) at a very young age because Elton is already a senior (the same can be said for the latest child of 64 year old Rod Stewart whose 39 year old wife is pregnant). I don't think it is really appropriate for ANYONE - gay or straight, male or female to wait until they are 63 to become a parent. I think it is motivated by selfishness. Having lost both my parents as a teenager (although they were not seniors like Elton when they had me) I can assure you it is very difficult.

    Thanks to Elton's hardcore drug addiction in the 1970's and 1980's he surely realises that he will be lucky to see his son reach adulthood. Has he not thought of the consequences for his son for his personal choice to wait until he was 63 to become a parent?

    Posted by: SteveC | Dec 28, 2010 9:36:32 AM


  19. "They have raised so much money and awareness for AIDS and gay rights -- geez, the comments above seem to miss that"

    Although let's also remember that Elton John sang concerts during Apartheid in South Africa (Sun City Casino, Johannesburg 1983). Or indeed how he profited from homophobia by whoring himself out as Rush Limbaugh's wedding singer.

    In any case just because he has raised money for Aids charities doesn't excuse the reality that 63 is too old to be a 1st time parent.

    Say what you like about teen parents, at least they are far more likely to raise their children to adulthood.

    Posted by: SteveC | Dec 28, 2010 9:42:16 AM


  20. Will this change his self-loathing views on gay marriage (no need for it when you have civil partnerships!)?? Elton John is a selfish old fool.

    Posted by: Paul | Dec 28, 2010 10:13:31 AM


  21. Must be nice to be so rich and be able to afford to buy a baby, all the while telling the rest of us homos we should just eat cake.

    Posted by: homer | Dec 28, 2010 10:43:13 AM


  22. This is pathetic ego-gratification by two people far too old to start a family. Hard to see how this works out well for the child.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Dec 28, 2010 10:47:24 AM


  23. I am excited for John and his life partner.

    Posted by: kyeesha | Dec 28, 2010 10:59:22 AM


  24. I am excited for John and his life partner.

    Posted by: kyeesha | Dec 28, 2010 11:04:42 AM


  25. Ho hum....the miserable queens come out with all their negativity as per usual...just can't stand to see people happy or doing something positive. Just maybe this child will have a wonderful life.Ever consider this?
    There were certainly different opinions for Ricky Martin who is obviously more fuckable.
    Happiness & health to all of them.

    Posted by: John | Dec 28, 2010 11:04:51 AM


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