Okay, I get it. The “queen of pop” Sir Elton John has produced a child, with the help of artificial insemination. So, which one of these men is going to pretend to be the mom? Oh I forgot. Like all wealthy movie stars and rock stars, the nanny will do the actual rearing of the child.
Its bad enough being the only kid in school with two dads, but can you imagine the crap this kid is going to take walking through his childhood with a dopey name like “Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John?”
I can hear the taunts already. “Hey Zack! Do you furnish toilets?”
It must be kind of like being a “titular” parent, whereas, you are the legal parent of the child, but perform no duties or serve any actual function with the exception of actually paying the expenses of rearing the child.
Well at least we can look at the upside of all of this. There will be yet another Hollywood drug and alcohol addiction story for TMZ to cover twenty years out. JD
Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish have announced they are proud parents to a healthy baby boy.
Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John weighed 7lb 15oz and was 22 inches long at birth.
The couple have not said which of them is the biological father of the baby, who was born via a surrogate mother in California on Christmas Day.
‘We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment,’ Sir Elton and Furnish said in a joint statement.
‘Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents.’
The couple made their surprise announcement to U.S. magazine Us, saying that out of respect for the surrogate mother’s privacy they would not be disclosing any further information.
Sir Elton, 62, wed Furnish, 48, in a civil partnership ceremony in 2005 after 12 years together. Zachary is the first child for both of them.
His middle name Levon is the title of a song from Sir Elton’s 1971 album Madman Across The Water.
While the surrogacy came as a surprise to fans of the couple, the pair have previously made their wish to become fathers known.
They first attempted to adopt an HIV positive child from the Ukraine last year, but were rejected because of Sir Elton’s age and the fact that the country did not recognise civil marriages.
Sir Elton then made a commitment to support the boy and his brother financially.
He said after the failed adoption bid: ‘David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said no because I am 62 and I think because of the travelling I do and the life I have, maybe it wouldn’t be fair for the child.
‘But having seen Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don’t know how we do that but he has stolen my heart.’
But he later admitted the death of his long-term keyboardist, Guy Babylon helped changed his mind about becoming a parent.
Mr Babylon, who died of a heart attack aged 52 last year, had two children whom the singer described as ‘wonderful’.