Elton John must have been really nice this past year. The legendary singer and songwriter and his husband welcomed a new child into their lives on Christmas Day.
The “Benny and the Jets” singer and filmmaker David Furnish are the parents to a 7-pound, 15-ounce boy named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. The baby was delivered through an unidentified surrogate mother.
The child is the first for John, 63. Us Weekly confirmed the adoption on Monday.
In a joint statement, the pair said of the adoption: “Zachary is healthy and doing well. [We are] overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment.”
In the past, the British native attempted to adopt an HIV-positive child from the Ukraine with Furnish, but was forbidden to by government officials due to both John’s age and marital status.
But John, who married Furnish in 2005, is the godfather to several children, including Sean Lennon, Elizabeth Hurley’s child and Victoria and David Beckham’s first two sons.
Recently, John and Lady Gaga recorded a new track together, “Hello, Hello,” for the forthcoming Disney flick “Gnomeo & Juliet.”