LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sir Elton John is holding close a new tiny dancer.

The piano man and husband David Furnish have become parents to a 7-pound, 15-ounce baby boy born on Christmas Day. The news was first reported Monday night by USMagazine.com and confirmed to The Associated Press by John’s Los Angeles-based publicist.

Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born in California via a surrogate, whose identity is being protected by the new parents.

Zachary is 62-year-old John’s first child with the 48-year-old Furnish. The couple married in 2005.

In a joint statement, the new parents told USMagazine.com that “Zachary is healthy and doing well” and they are “overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment.”

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Comments (4)
  1. Ed Watts says:

    “Zachary is 62-year-old John’s first child with the 48-year-old Furnish.” Uhh…No; this is biologically impossible.

    Is anyone else disturbed by this whole article/idea?

    1. Karen says:

      I am very disturbed. I am more disturbed that a federal judge and our Attorney General and Governor ignored our vote on Prop 8.

  2. Emmily Grace says:

    It is just too weird to comment on: two men ‘having a baby’.!
    What happened to God’s plan for a woman and man to be the parents?

    HOWEVER, I am sure this child will not lack love and I guess that is
    the most important part of why they wanted a child in their home.
    (They could have adopted though.)

    1. Karen says:

      It is biologically impossible for “two men to have a baby.” I also do not want gay couples adopting children. Why should children be penalized?

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