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 EST 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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Posted at 6:21 PM on January 27, 2011  

another cheap shot at elton from the media..this story is so dumb..how many couple put their children with babysitters/childcare while both parents are working and when the mother should be home looking after the wee one??
get a grip Bonnie

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Posted at 7:45 PM on January 27, 2011  

somebody certainly does need to get a grip here. i didn’t hear any cheap shots, and it’s not exactly untrue to say that elton doesn’t have it like most new parents— neither of them are nursing, and they have a fleet of help. i doubt they’re getting up for nightime diapers or feedings- elton is in his 60’s for crying out lood. good for him that he can afford the help b/c it’d be hard to do what most new parents have to do at his age. it’s not a cheap shot to point that out. a cheap shot would be pointing out that he’s a little off base if he thinks that an infant is a blank slate- any parent will tell you that their child was born with a definite personality.

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