If this isn’t the best Christmas present ever then I don’t know what is! Sir Elton John and his husband, David Furnish, have become parents to a baby boy, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John! Zachary was born via a surrogate in California on Saturday (Dec. 25) and weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces!
“We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment,” Elton, 62, and David, 48, tell Us magazine. “Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents.” A special little treat we discovered is that Zachary’s middle name Levon comes from an Elton song! And coincidentally, in the lyrics, Elton writes that Levon was born on Christmas Day — what are the odds?
Zachary is the first child for the couple who married in 2005 after dating for 12 years. A rep for Elton and David say that they plan on keeping the identity of Zachary’s mom a secret and will not share any details on their surrogacy arrangements.
We are thrilled for the Furnish-Johns and cannot wait to see little Zachary! Congrats again to Elton and David!