Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have become parents to a baby boy, the singer’s rep says.
Son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born on Christmas day via a surrogate in California. He weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz.
“We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment,” said a statement for the pair, who wed in 2005 after 12 years together.
“Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents.”
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This is the couple’s first child.
A rep for the singer said that out of respect for the surrogate mother’s privacy, they would not be disclosing any further information.
The pair went down the surrogacy route after a failed adoption bid. John’s bid to adopt an HIV-positive child from the Ukraine last year was rejected, based on John’s age and that the country doesn’t recognise civil marriages.