Elton John and partner become parents to baby boy

2010-12-28 08:37

Elton John and his partner have become parents to a baby boy conceived by a surrogate, the website for the celebrity magazine, Us Weekly, reported.

The 3.6kg boy named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born on December 25 in California, the singer and David Furnish told UsMagazine.com.

“We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment,” John and Furnish told the website. “Zachary is healthy and doing really well and we are very proud and happy parents.”

The boy is the first child for John (62) and Furnish (48), who married in 2005 in a civil union in England. They withheld the identity of the surrogate mother.

In 2009 John tried to adopt a 14-year-old boy while visiting an Aids orphanage in Ukraine but his request was denied because of laws requiring adoptive parents to be under 45 and married. Civil unions did not qualify under the law.

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