Elton John Getting Married

He'll wed David Furnish in May

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 31, 2014 9:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – Mazel tov: Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish are getting hitched in May, Furnish reveals to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The two have been civil partners for eight years, but now that gay marriage is legal in England, they're planning a wedding at a registry office with just a few friends, plus their two children. "We don’t feel the need to take an extra step legally," Furnish says. "But since we’re committed for life, we feel it’s really important to take that step, and take advantage of that amazing change in legislation. We all live by example."

John also discusses the upcoming nuptials in an interview airing Monday and Tuesday on Today. "We'll do it very quietly. But we will do it and it will be a joyous occasion and we will have our children," he says. "I'm very proud of Britain and the laws that we've seen come into existence since we've been together. ... For this legislation to come through is joyous, and we should celebrate it. We shouldn't just say, 'Oh, well we have a civil partnership. We're not going to bother to get married.' We will get married."

In this Dec. 21, 2005, file photo, Elton John, right, and longtime partner David Furnish smile to the media and the public after their civil ceremony, at the Guildhall in the town of Windsor, England.
In this Dec. 21, 2005, file photo, Elton John, right, and longtime partner David Furnish smile to the media and the public after their civil ceremony, at the Guildhall in the town of Windsor, England.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
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