Elton John, Hubby Welcome Baby Boy

Child born to surrogate thrills couple, who give him quite the long name

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 28, 2010 2:44 AM CST | Updated Dec 28, 2010 5:20 AM CST

(Newser) – Piano man Elton John and husband David Furnish have welcomed a baby boy into their lives. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born Christmas Day to a surrogate mom in California whose identity has not been released, reports Us. "We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy," said John, 62, and Furnish, 48, in a joint statement. "We are very proud and happy parents." The two married in 2005 after 12 years together. The couple had planned to adopt a child with HIV but were refused permission because of John's age. Click to read some thoughts on the baby's name.

Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish are over the moon about Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, born Christmas Day.
Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish are over the moon about Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, born Christmas Day.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
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