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Elton John Says Fatherhood Is 'Relaxing.' Of Course It Is, He Has Enough Money To Hire A Hundred Nannies

Thu, January 27, 2011 5:42pm EDT by 2 Comments

Sir Elton John isn’t overwhelmed by fatherhood — he finds it “surprisingly relaxing” probably because he can afford the best help money can buy!

Bringing a new baby into a relationship can be a very scary and overwhelming experience, but not for Elton John. He insists that he’s a calm, cool and collected first-time daddy. At a press conference for the new movie Gnomeo & Juliet, for which he composed the music, the singer says that fatherhood “is surprisingly very relaxing.”  Can you believe it, HollyMoms? I’m sure all new parents would think raising a baby is relaxing if they had a giant mansion with a fleet of hired help ready to wait on them and the baby at all times.

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How many middle of the night feedings, do you think Elton wakes up for since welcoming baby Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish John on Christmas Day. Odds are his husband David Furnish isn’t running around trying to calm the baby down either.

But we must say, at least he knows the relaxation will end once Zachary gets a bit older. “When he gets to talking and running around I’ll probably feel a little different,” Elton, 62, jokes. “But the adventures in daddy-land — it’s fantastic!” In fact, Elton says that welcoming his son was as amazing as falling in love with his husband. “It’s the most wonderful feeling,” Elton explains of being a dad. “It’s been the most wonderful thing that’s probably ever happened to me after meeting David.”

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He adds, “this little soul that you are feeding, changing, bathing and that you’re telling bedtime stories to is a blank palette, a blank canvas and all it needs is love and nurturing.” Although we know Elton and David get a lot of help nuturing their little boy, we’re still so thrilled that they finally got their wish.

–Leigh Blickley

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