Elton John, partner are parents of baby boy
December 27th, 2010
11:24 PM ET

Elton John, partner are parents of baby boy

Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish are parents, John's
publicist confirmed late Monday.

The child, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, was born on Christmas Day
via a surrogate.


Filed under: Celebrities • Elton John

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  1. Out of State

    Elton talks too much.

    May 4, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Latasha Basinski

    http://jennpops.com/live-reviews-elton-john-the-02dublin/

    May 4, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. drawn and querterly

    You already know therefore considerably when it comes to this matter, made me in my view imagine it from so many varied angles. Its like women and men aren't interested unless it is something to do with Lady gaga! Your personal stuffs great. Always handle it up!

    May 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
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    March 4, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
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    February 15, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
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    February 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. peter

    i just wonder why they went for a surrogate mother, why didn't they make-up a child themselves; at least one should get pregnant, either john or David. can't a man get pregnant? they are trying to teach God what He does not know; that it is good for a man to marry a man. people blind-folded by the devil; filled with the desires of the devil. instead of searching for the truth and asking God for direction, they turned to the devil. oh! i am so sorry for as many that have decided to go this way. because of the this act the nation of Sodom and Gomorrah was brought to dust in one day.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      I agree fully, Peter. If this is what GOD wanted and it is in the bible that its ok to be, "G.." then why aren't men able to have babies!! Marriage and romantic relationships are strictly between a man and a woman.

      September 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. SKY

    AS TRUE CHRISTIANS WE CANNOT AGREE WITH THIS LIFESTYLE.
    WHY? BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN THE WHOLE BIBLE AS THE WORD
    OF GOD. THE BIBLE IS CLEAR ON HOW GOD FEELS ABOUT GAY
    RELATIONSHIPS. BUT DO I LOVE PEOPLE, YES EVEN IN MY FAMILY
    THEIR ARE SOME WHO ARE GAY. IF THEY ARE IN NEED, I HELP
    IF THEY ARE SICK, I TAKE CARE OF THEM. I LOVE THEM, JUST AS
    MUCH AS I LOVE THOSE IN MY FAMILY WHO ARE FORNICATORS.
    WE ARE DEEP IN THE LAST DAYS, I NOW HAVE TO KEEP MYSELF
    HOLY BECAUSE MY SALVATION IS UNDER ATTACK....
    I MUST STAND BEFORE GOD. I CAN'T STAND FOR ANYONE ELSE
    WE ALL HAVE TO MAKE OUR OWN CHOICE.
    AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE CHOSE TO SERVE GOD
    OUR SALVATION IS AT THE DOOR.

    December 30, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. derp

    Idiot.

    This kid will never take a beating in his life unless from his parents. The kid is worth more money than you and everyone you know taped together. He will not go to school, school will go to him. His parents can afford to send him to any school they want, or buy him hi own darn school. He will not have to navigate a trailer park on foot to get to school like you did.

    December 29, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      Children ought to be given a chance to form there own opinion about there own lives as they grow up, not someone else's opinion being thrown in their face everyday, all day. Poor baby will not get a chance to experience what blessing life can be with a beautiful wife and child. They will be forced to see life through this male couples' eyes. Totally wrong !

      September 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. shell517nj

    to each its own and leave MJ out of it.

    December 28, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. babycelebs411

    ohh..another Christmas baby:) Alanis Morissette gave birth to her baby boy on Christmas day as well. Congratulations to both:http://babycelebs411.com/2010/12/27/alanis-morissette-welcomes-baby-boy/.

    December 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Happy

    I listen to a radio station once ask foster children how they felt about being adopted by guy couples. The understood what they were being asked. The all said " why would they care if someone wanted them, someone cared about them, made them lunch for school, asked if they had homework , made them a birthday cake...etc". These kids would have been pleased and delighted to have been adopted by guy couples.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. TexasLady

    Congratulations to the proud parents.

    Now for all you haters and judges.

    1. You condemn this woman for being a surrogate parent, for "selling" a child. Would you be saying the same thing if this was a "normal" couple where the female could not have a child? What about private adoptions that occur every day?

    2. Age, as many have stated it's a crap shoot how long we will live, what does it matter how old the parents are of any child, as long as they can provide and loving and stable environment for the child?

    3. Have any of you haters been inside of their home, have you sat with them and ate dinner with them, are you a frequent guest in their home, what gives you the right to judge anybody unfit unless you know them personally. Take off your blinders and look around your own neighborhood, chances are there is an abused child living there, or do you turn a blind eye to it?

    We should not be judging anybody, in the end only one will be our judge, so knock off the hate.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. flyonthewall

    If you are gay then you cannot produce an offspring.........I really don't see the need for a child.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      I agree flyonthewall ! They chose a lifestyle that will stop them from being able to reproduce. Its what they asked for so why make this adopted child suffer the consequences !

      September 4, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. cjb122

    Gross...!!!

    December 28, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  16. beenz

    Congrats to the new family. As far as age goes, Rod Stewart is still having babies and no one says anything about HIM (and he's about the same age as Elton.) This child was welcomed and wanted. Cheers to all in the New Year!

    December 28, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  17. LOLwut

    So which one is the mom....

    December 28, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  18. Linnie

    What a great day to be born ! Sir Elton will be a great dad,as well as his partner....all you need is love !

    December 28, 2010 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  19. Richard

    I guess if you've got money you can buy anything or do whatever you like, buy a baby in Africa or Asia or pay someone to have one for you. This baby wont want for anything, but money cant buy you love.
    And with Child trafficking on the rise what are the possible ramifications from couples with money buying babies.
    Congratulations to you Elton & David

    December 28, 2010 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  20. Lori Johnson

    I think that it is wonderful!
    1) Nobody would be age bashing Sir Elton if he had a female partner. Everyone was happy for Tony Randall, and he was older.
    2) Life is not a guarantee. Just because you have children before you are 25 doesn't guarantee that you will be there to watch them grow up any more than being 60+ means that you won't be around for their 16th birthday.

    December 28, 2010 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  21. Sad Sack

    Sad what this world has become. Men with men, women with women. How can they get up in the morning and look at themselves in the mirror knowing what they are "freaks", and u see these freaks more and more. Jeeze the men bat their hands like they are about to fly away.

    December 28, 2010 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  22. ge

    How terribly sad for everyone in this mess...for the "parents," who "acquired" a child to make their lives complete and will soon discover he is just one more acquisition that doesn't satisfy...for the surrogate, who sold them a precious and unrecoverable piece of herself...and mostly for the boy, who will never know anything resembling a normal or healthy upbringing, but will certainly carry the effects of this miserable folly into another generation. And so it goes.

    December 28, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  23. Forget Aboot It

    Wonder if they tried to plan the surrogate birth to take place on christmas and even if it wasnt expected for another day or two they induced it

    December 28, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  24. Name*ronni

    What a true blessing! Wishes of good health and many memories of laughter & joy.

    December 28, 2010 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  25. Russell

    Absurd to use a surrogate instead of adopting a child that has lost it's parents, allowing surrogacy while there are so many human orphans on the planet seems dumb, otherwise if the kid is raised with love and attention why does it matter. Obviously the kid will get lot of abuse at school, also these guys are a bit old to become parents.. I became a parent at 36 and that seemed a bit late for me, these guys should almost be grandfathers by now. Obviously it's better to have a mother and a father because men and women have different and complimentary values, skills, etc. to offer their children.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  26. Minou

    I have no issue with gay parents adopting children or using a surrogate. But Sir Elton is old be starting a family; My hubby is 63 and father of 9 1/2 year old twins,and I see how he does not have the energy of a 35 or even 40 year old. My kids also have lost 3 of 4 grandparents already, missing this major component in a child's life; they will also have to deal with old parents at a relatively young age, when they may have their own small kids to deal with. There is a reason we are biologically made to have kids in our 20s and 30s. If I could change anything in my life, it would be to have had my kids in my late 20s or early 30s.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  27. Chyna

    I work in an inner city poverty clinic serving mostly drug-addicted and HIV positive young women and their newborns. As the social system sees essentially every birth parent as a a fit parent, these babies often go home with non-compliant mothers who see them as a financial gravy train (once the infants have stopped screaming and shaking after weeks of medically assisted inpatient heroin and cocaine withdrawal). Many end up neglected and/or abused.

    More power to Mr. John and Mr. Furnish who desire to be conscientious parents, and will likely raise a secure, happy child. It stinks that an HIV positive child was not granted the same opportunity at a better life.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  28. Devin

    Nothing sicker than an old gay man playing rump ranger. Makes u wonder if Elton is taking Viagra or if he is just playing the horse. The British are completely messed up.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  29. AgainstGayLifestyle

    The gay lifestyle is not natural! If any God or being of higher power (whatever your religion is) wanted gays to have kids, they'd be able to have them physically natural, that is with both partners contributing or able to. Since a MAN and a WOMAN is required to reproduce offspring that should be a BIG clue gays are NOT suppose to be parents.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Marlye

      If you don't want to have a child with your partner then don't. Leave everyone else alone and keep your religious crap to yourself.

      December 28, 2010 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  30. Real Housewife

    Oh and 55alla2, you are an IGNORANT unintelligent PIG!!!!

    December 28, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  31. Dirk Thundergroin

    B,utthole baby?

    December 28, 2010 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  32. Gross Living

    The bible says that its an abomination, a detestable sin (Leviticus 18:22)

    December 28, 2010 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  33. Real Housewife

    My mother was 22 yrs old when I was born & died at the age of 36. Is that fair? No, but at least she gave me life just like Sir John is doing for his son. At least this child will be provided for for the rest of his life.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  34. alla2

    TO ALL THE Qu33rs in the world....you were made by your parents male and female....not male male or female femal....a female cannot get pregnate with anther female nor a male with a male. female with female is nothing but carpet muching and male with male is just packing ur S@#t back...its is plain nasty.. i doubt baby can come out of the male A$$.. wonder why.....being gay is not a right, is just not right peroid...so who is the once going to brest feed this unfortuninate child...... or teach him about the bird and the beez not the bird and the bird or beez and the beez.....

    December 28, 2010 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  35. lovsherbaby

    Im sure their child will be loved and healthy and there are many worse situations for a child to be born into...I feel like babies need their mommys though so bad... probaby why men cant give birth... i hope the birth mother is a part of his life. No ones deservers to be treated meanly i have gay friends but they know i disagree with the life style ... i wish every baby had a mommy and daddy to love them. good luck to elton and david

    December 28, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  36. Karen

    I've never understood why a man would want to dip his wee in poop unless he is a twisted disfunctional soul perverted by the devil.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  37. Norman

    How will they ever answer the "Where do babbies come from?"

    December 28, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  38. BM

    Who Cares?

    December 28, 2010 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  39. Michael

    The good news is that these two turd tampers can't reproduce.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  40. Norman

    Plz! PLZ!
    Adopt me too! I'm only 33.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  41. BLACK EAGLE

    Who got pregnant here? ELTON and/or DAVID? And, the MOTHER's NAME is? ELTON and/or DAVID? ....for I am not sure I understand it correctely.... Or there is this new technology that makes babies out of "butter & sour cream" nowdays?
    Please inform me! Thank you much!!!!

    December 28, 2010 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  42. Rich

    "Hi dad....er...where's mom?"
    "Oh don't worry son...here's another dad!"

    December 28, 2010 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  43. Marco555

    Rocket Man

    December 28, 2010 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  44. Ross

    This is not meant to be this way. Man will be judged for their evil ways.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  45. Forget Aboot It

    Dude this kid has got to have the longest, silliest name of all time.

    "Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John" is the kind of thing kids have a field day making fun of. His shortest possible nickname will be ZJLFJ.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  46. Joe

    If we called straight marriage "Meeps" – the gay community would immediately want to be in "Meeps" relationships. Here's the deal – what ever you call two guys or two gals getting together and pretending their a family – is a joke. The sooner we figure this out – the less we'll all have to fight about it. Gays can have rights – it doesn't make them right because they're gay.....

    December 28, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  47. Steven

    Which one is breast feeding this new baby?

    December 28, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  48. James

    Poor kid to be put into a disfunctional "family" as that. Very very sick world we live in.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  49. Steve

    While Levon was born on Christmas day who is waiting for the NYT to report God is dead?

    December 28, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  50. disgusting

    DISGUSTING.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  51. Imaginethis

    Elton John is too old at this point to become a father. Period. He's in the realm of grandfatherhood now and has been for a while. And this gays raising children thing is just plain creepy! I know, everyone wants to be politically correct and most here are probably very young and think it's just dandy that the gays are marrying and having kids by surrogates. Surrogates are creepy too. Having a baby for someone else (and getting handsomely paid, I'm sure) is just creepy and wrong. Gays living as though they are normally married people (man and woman) is off-putting. And the biggest thing: OLD AGE! If Elton was hot to have a kid, where was he years ago? Oh wait, he was performing and busy with his career. At 63, the kid will probably not see his fathers at high school graduation, when Elton will be uh, 81. Hello, grandpa! If you think this is all great, then you are probably some idealistic individual with your head in the clouds – or up your back side!

    December 28, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  52. KC

    So wrong on a number of levels ! Can you imagine the verse, "I miss the Earth so much, I miss my man !". Just wrong.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  53. Joe

    Really – they had to say via surrogate? You mean two dudes can't have a baby on their own?! I wonder why....?

    December 28, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  54. alla

    i think the kid should be named ricky martin or lancee bass...sir john shouldn t u be called miss john.....

    December 28, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  55. TOM

    THE NAZIS KNEW WHat to do with gays ..they threw them in the oven alive!!

    December 28, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
    • patcee

      Is that what you would like to do? Sounds like a personal problem to me. You need a shrink....bad!

      December 28, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Marlye

      They'll make better parents than your parents did.

      December 28, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Hitler hater

      Now we know who your heroes are. Did you know you get to go straight(pun) to hell?

      December 28, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Whatever

    Wow! Levon! Oh super gay cool! Born on
    Christmas day! Who gives a rat's behind about either one of these jokers who obviously implanted the wee-one to coincide with christmas & c-section guaranteed it.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  57. alla again

    i feel sorry for the kid once he finds out he has Qu33rs parents...hell if i found out my parents were qu33rs, i will jump off a bridge too

    December 28, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  58. Tony in Dallas

    I am amazed at the hatred people harbor in their hearts in the name of religious belief. God will be each of our ultimate judges. Lets not forget the admonition of Christ to "Love one another as I have loved you." If Christ were to post a comment here, I think he might be repeating yet another of his admonitions.. "Judge not less you be judged."

    Life is to be celebrated not berated because you have decided you are God and only you know the truth! You are worst that any terrorist we have known. You prevert religion just as they do.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  59. patcee

    Oh, for god's sake! No one knows how long they are going to live. A man 20 years old can become a father and die the next day. Just be happy for the time they will have together and stop the negatives. Thinking that way, why plan anything? You might die before you do it. I've never heard anything so dumb. Congratulate them and celebrate their happiness.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  60. Kreole

    When a couple adopts, it's usually because for various reasons the woman doesn't get pregnant. In the case of these two guys, niether one could ever get pregnant, so perhaps the Laws of Nature should have been respected and not drag an innocent baby into an anal affair.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  61. AmyN

    Congratulations to Sir Elton and Mr. Furnish. May they have long, happy lives together with their new baby.

    BTW, one of my friends was born when her father was 56, and lost him when she was 36. I was born when my dad was 20 and lost him at 23. Age isn't always a good predictor of life span.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  62. asdad

    Disgusting. It makes me sick. Kids are not political weapons for perverts.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  63. john mraza

    The other choice for the kid could have been dripping on the back of some tricks fart box, The kid will at least be alive to experience the death of parents.... like the rest of us.. get on with life you moaning sadoooos.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  64. Tony in Dallas

    Congratulations to the proud parents of this every so fortunate child! What a Christmas gift!

    And for you negative sayers.. focusing on Sir Elton's age.. my cousin's mother passed when she was only 13 and your right, it was hard on her. But her mother was only 43. So I ask you who is worse Sir Elton for wanting to love a child or GOD who took a childs mother from her at such an early age.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  65. Dana Luce

    He was born on a Christmas Day... he shall be Levon! Brilliant and Congratulations!

    December 28, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  66. Name*2him

    Funny how peoples natural reaction to these men with child was, good for them and no one else should think different. I like the intolerance for intolerance. Hmmmm. Lots of selfishness going on.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
    • The_Ultimate_Worrier

      I know what you mean. I lived in San Francisco for a few years and a lot of people there are so bent on their beliefs that they are being discriminated against or treated unfairly that they get loud, offensive and in-your-face if you don't back them. Not even disagree with them, but fail to totally take up their cause and they get super ugly.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  67. ShallBe

    "He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day
    When the ...

    ...And he shall be Levon"

    Any one else find this strange?

    December 28, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  68. Mark

    Nasty old men. Yuck! Poor kid.....

    December 28, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  69. pat

    To those who feel they need to critize, remember the words of the greatest man on earth...Do not judge lest you be judged.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  70. The_Ultimate_Worrier

    So who is the mom and who is the dad?

    December 28, 2010 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • JimS.

      You just embarrass yourself when you ask ignorant simpleton questions like that. Go sit down.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  71. Amber

    Congratulations to Sir Elton John and David Furnish!

    December 28, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  72. kidsgonnabgay2

    This is gonna be so good for that kid... Everyone knnows that gays never have domestic issues or drama in their lives...

    Yeah right, that is no way to raise a child.. All off you that agree with this are obviously sheep just getting sucked in to this perverse downward spiral. This world is going to burn.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  73. MeIAm

    @Rachel
    Actually, religion is more natural. The religious dimension of the psyche has been a proven fact within analytical psych. (hint – it's a result of evolutionary meta-cognition and the self-domestication the ensued bc of it which has separated us from orginal relation to nature) You shouldn't talk about things you don't really understand, or just plain don't know. It's a shame this kid won't have a real mother, just a 2nd dad acting as one. But I shouldn't be casting pearls before swine and I also should never argue with an idiot such as you.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  74. Megan

    I feel so sorry for that baby! He is not going to have a proper childhood. They are too old to be raising children. The kid is going to be changing his parents diapers by the time he's in high school. How do they honestly think they are going to keep up with a baby at their age? Oh wait.. They're rich so they can just hire a nanny! This sickens me!!

    December 28, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  75. stu

    I am guessing quite a few comments have been removed from this blog

    December 28, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  76. june vision

    People do determine when they want kids may be this a perfect time when he will have more time for the baby I personally wish them the best, kids are the most precious thing in this world, we cares what is their age as long as they have the love for the that's all matters God Bless the child

    December 28, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  77. jackson

    http://www.originalsmartcookie.com

    December 28, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  78. WolfMan

    sick sick sick . gays have no marriage and no "family". Adopt a dog or a cat. sick sick sick !!!!

    December 28, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  79. jackson

    Hey,
    Nothing to do with this, but take a look at http://www.originalsmartcookie.com
    What a concept!!

    December 28, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  80. Alan Breton

    Idiots! the kid will probably commit suicide.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  81. AJ

    I am all for gay rights, marriage and all of that...but not adopting children

    December 28, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Yalie

      So you'd rather see kids go through a dozen foster care homes than have them full time in a stable and loving home with two parents?

      What's wrong with you?

      December 28, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • patcee

      Yeah – what's wrong with you?

      December 28, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  82. mommers

    Why is everyone so thrilled? This child has been deprived of a mother on purpose.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
    • patcee

      Just for your information, there are many dads raising kids because the mother doesn't want them or is somehow out of the picture. Love can come from any gender. Fathers love kids as much as mothers do.

      December 28, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Yee

      Parcae was right

      December 28, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  83. Eric

    David Furnish is Elton John's husband. Please respect their marriage by calling him such, not partner.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Wolfman

      no, he is his gay partner. he is a male and his partner is a male. a male can not be a wife. a wife word means female person. these 2 sick people just bought themself a new toy, but instead of a puppy dog, they got a real kid. sick.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Yalie

      @Wolfman,

      No one said he was trying to be Sir John's wife. Your assumption that the child is a toy must simply be a projection of your view of children. Now who's the sicko?

      Go back to your cave.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
    • WolfMan

      @ Yalie... sick ? 2 old gay men buying a kid isn't sick ? Why did I call it a toy ? Because it was for x-mas and because it is what they think of this ! A person – a kid – needs parents. Real parents. a Mom and a Dad. Not 2 gay people in their 60's who has everything but a kid so they wanted one.
      Its a sick act by all means and by all laws. no exceptions.
      How can anybody even think this is normal ? it gets my stomach sick to think of what the kid will have to go through. The "Mom"'s money will come handy when he needs therapy and medication for depression.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
    • ACinRC

      Wolfman: You are severely misinformed. Children growing up in gay-parent households have no more or less chance of being happy and successful than those in other types of families. Normal? I invite you to have a look around after dismounting your high horse and join the rest of us in the 21st century. These two men are in a loving relationship with the love and the means to care for their son as well or better than anyone you may deem to be "normal".

      December 28, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  84. Percival

    Oh, I think that is just WONDERFUL!!! Since this is his first child, I HIGHLY recommend the book "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct" by Philip R. Greaves II.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Yalie

      @Percival

      First of all, it's "Parsifal", and judging by your comments you are probably as much a Commie as Wagner. Secondly, if you really believe that Sir John and Furnish would benefit from that book, it's likely only because it's your own shelf. So if that was a point you were desperately trying to make, perhaps you should instead stick it to your toilet seat with a suction cup and sit on it. You'll find it ever so much more enjoyable.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  85. Sickened

    Whomever it was that allowed this should be shot.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Yalie

      @Sickened

      Hitler shot gay people. That's a nice association you have going on here.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • JimS.

      That's pretty much what everyone says about you.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  86. Dale W

    Congrats to Sir Elton & family on their new arrival.by the way his music is not crappy.Any child today who is loved is blessed.Any person who curses a blessing is also cursed because they donot see God is behind it all.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  87. sweetness

    Wow,him and his partner became parents and this is what they get all the negativity?! John, may be 60+, but his partner is in his 40's...who knows when anyone going to die...geesh!!!

    December 28, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  88. merrybee

    I wish both daddies the best and great good health the next 30+ years. :)

    December 28, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  89. Anthony

    I don't condemn anyone for what they do, however it's not in the natural make of the way parents where meant or should be. Yes the child will financially secure but he'll miss something more important and that's a Mother! Personally, bad idea! But I wish you well.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  90. kj

    Can we please not be mean. Whoever does not agree, that is fine. Please don't put down others for what they do. We are not the ultimate judge. Love all. If you feel its wrong then feel so but don't judge because that is wrong too.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  91. betty

    LOL, Elton is old enough to be that childs grandpa! I love Elton and hope he at least lives long enough to see the child start high school though.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  92. Poison

    NyteShayde
    When God gives you lemons, you find a new god...............Loser

    December 28, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  93. Rod Venger

    You wont shout as I fiddle about
    fiddle about fiddle about fiddle about!

    December 28, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  94. Leo

    NyteShayde
    When God gives you lemons, you find a new god............... Loser

    December 28, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  95. Randoms

    It seems this child is just BLING to the parents. Really...by the time the child figures himself out, his closest "parent" will be 60. This is pure selfishness. Don't tell me they adopted some kid that would never have a chance...I assume the child was profiled. I wouldn't be against this if the gay parents were near child bearing age.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Yalie

      Maybe if the government would allow gay people to live unharassed they would feel comfortable to raise a child sooner.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  96. Janice

    When I read the negative, hateful posts I realize why this world is so screwed up....why can't people live and let live. Good for Elton and his partner......why can't all of you negative, ugly people just disappear???

    December 28, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  97. Chaggyboy

    Its Adam and Eve not Adam and steve. The age difference is just pure rich selfishness

    December 28, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • merrybee

      Oh bushwa. My own mother and father were just lower middle class working folks with a 30 year age difference. Money has nothing to do with it and neither does selfishness. My parents were mad fools in love which was a great example for me and my sisters & brother.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  98. Mike

    Awesome!

    December 28, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  99. manuel

    Congrats, wish the family all the best. Hope for a great & long future for all of you. Pray you have concidered all of future possibilitys, & planed for them.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  100. binki

    Which one of them is on breast feeding duty?

    December 28, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  101. KinCVG

    Congratulations Elton and David! And God Bless you and your new arrival. I only hope that god is just as willing to forgive the hate and ignorance of our fellow man. ( As seen above )

    December 28, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  102. MT

    Hey, Congratulations! Everybody deserves to have a family, and I wish only the best for the both of you!

    December 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  103. kind

    oooh I love Elton John! Congratulations, man who helped me through those teen years. k

    December 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  104. G

    Seriously? How friggin old are they? Forget that they are gay. Who cares. The kid will live in a different stratosphere anyway. But I can't help but feel sorry for these poor kids of old celebs who will lose their parents. It's a tragedy waiting to happen and a completely selfish thing to do.

    December 27, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • KittyKatastrophik

      My husband's parents were in their 40's when they had him 29 years ago. His mother is still alive, active and of sound mind .. heck, she still plays in the yard with the grandchildren & goes to all their games. His father passed away due to illness (genetic prostate cancer) just a couple of years ago, but he was healthy and active up until the illness took him (& please don't say anything about old people not being able to combat cancer because my stepmom just passed away 2 years ago from stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 30 and left behind an 8 year old son.)
      You are ignorant.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  105. MayBee

    He shall be Levon....

    December 27, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Bionic Woman

    http://67.42.80.195

    I just want to spotlight the fact that Elton John is not a US citizen. And that I don't like Elton John songs.

    Thanks,

    December 27, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • NyteShayde

      So? I don't recall anyone asking your opinion of his music or there being a question of his US citizenship. As if that's the pinnacle of awesome.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Daina

      As you do not even like this fabulous performer why did you even blog. BTW, I don't think he cares that you lack good taste in music

      December 28, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • frances

      your tv show sucked

      December 28, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      And I would like to spotlight that Elton John does not care what you think at all.. As a matter of fact, he would not be interested in a non talent hater like you at all !

      December 28, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
    • James Harper

      I like his songs just fine, but thats not the issue here. First off it's selfish on two counts. One his age (63) and two even though it may be legal in the UK this kid now has to grow up under the stigma of two male parents. Thats not fair to force this kid to grow up in a gay home. It's completely abnormal whether your pro gay or not. Regardless of your stance on gay marriage it's not right to force your opinion on anyone and thats exactly what they will do to this child. Two consenting adults can and should make their own decisions regarding this subject but they have now decided for this child.
      As for anyone who says it's not abnormal...Please....

      December 28, 2010 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  107. leo

    Why not a girl?

    December 27, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • MayBee

      Why not a girl what? You mean why didn't they have a girl? You pretty much take what you get. I don't think you get a form that asks XX or XY? At least I didn't when I was pregnant.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
    • NyteShayde

      Because genetics is funny that way, moron. You have a 50% chance of either. Did you not pay attention during health and biology class? They hired a surrogate.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Why don't you and Max get together, you are both shockingly ignorant and stupid..

      December 28, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  108. JKSkins30

    CNN stop being PC grow a sack and call David Furnish. Elton's boyfriend.

    December 27, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • aleppo1091

      As a matter of fact, they married in a state progressive enough to allow it. They tried to adopt , but were turned down – reason quoted, age. Real objection was probably OMG they're GAY!!! I'm a (decades ago) adoptive gay mom of a special needs girl, who charms everyone we meet. Now I'm 60, playing tag with cancer, & she's 34, with a wonderful person (straight) who will take her in if the cancer wins. Responsible parents start planning for that the day they become parents.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • BTW

      David Furnish is Elton's legal partner in the UK.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Gay marriage is legal in England.. Do your homework before you try being a hater ..

      December 28, 2010 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  109. Chris

    It really doesn't matter how old a parent is – a parent could be in their 20s and be gone before their child hits their teens, etc....So it is completely unfair to criticize the fact that he is 63 years old...it doesn't matter.....Congrats to both of them

    December 27, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  110. sdf

    Zach Jack Levon Furnish-John , wow, they must really hate that kid.

    December 27, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Byron

    WHEN ANYONE FROM HERE WITH NEGATIVE POSTS CAN WALK OR STAND ON WATER, then YOU CAN, MEAN WHILE... WE JUST HUMAN BEINGS, BLEED THE SAME COLOR, BREATH THE SAME AIR, AND LIVE ON THE SAME PLANET... ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE US

    December 27, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • hondosan

      Please repost with the caps lock key off and proofread.

      December 28, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Tyler

      THAT'S RIGHT AND I SAY HITLER AND THE NAZIS SHOULD "GET A PASS"...WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE THEIR PAST DEEDS...QUIT TALKING ABOUT THEM AS IF THEY DID SOMETHING WRONG. WE CANNOT JUDGE!

      December 28, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  112. boo

    Congratulations to the family.

    For those that think having a kid at 63 is a problem, in twenty years ask the kid if it was a bad idea.

    December 27, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  113. WhiskeySour

    This kid is going to be a cross between Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Ricky Martin. A super Freak!

    December 27, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Rachel

    If you want to know what is unnatural, its adults believing in myths and fairytales such as "god" and "jesus."

    December 27, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • gasly130

      Actually, if you read other books apart from the Bible, you'd know that Jesus WAS a historical figure that DID exist.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      @gasly130
      Perhaps he did exist. But, where is the proof that his mother was a virgin who begot the son of a god. That is was is irrational...not that a man named Jesus lived and preached.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      What historical books are you talking about? There is no physical proof that Jesus ever existed. He is just a myth. Congrats Elton.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • cdaduke1

      Rachel – You're just trying to convince yourself that this is true. But, deep down inside you know that God exists and even that He is keeping you alive at this moment. Seek Him before it is too late.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Tyler

      Rachel,

      You are an ignorant idiot.

      God Bless

      December 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tyler

      Jim there is more proof for the historical Jesus than there is for Alexander the Great...you water carrying idiot. Your one two punch of moral relativism and Scientific Materialism as the new "Secular Value System" that we must all adopt...don't mingle well...one is completely useless and the other is only good for measuring physical objects, they are both completely incompatible...Perhaps "Marx" could synthesize the two world views for you......

      December 28, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  115. ronaya

    I think that's its great that they now really have a. Family that they both want now with there little angle added so for those who think its wrong get a, life because it seems they are happy with theres.Because the one above loves us all. latishs

    December 27, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • G

      Yes. It's all about them, not the child. Totally selfish to have a child at that age.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  116. ronaya

    I think that's its great that they now really have a. Family that they both want now with there little angle added so for those who think its wrong get a, life because it seems they are happy with theres.Because the one above loves us all.

    December 27, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anevay

      After trying to decipher what you wrote, its a wonder people like you think this is okay.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  117. farkdude

    why?

    December 27, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Ryan

    I think it is great seeing a gay couple have a child via surrogacy but I do have a problem with the matter that Elton is 63 years old. It is unfair to the child knowing Elton most likely won't be there when the child goes into his mid-teens.

    December 27, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  119. =i

    I wish the child a safe and happy childhood...

    December 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Steve

    Not fair to the kid to have parent thats almost 64 years old. You never know the guy might not be around in five years.

    December 27, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • hammster

      What about all those women anymore who wait until their 45 to have kids no different at least Elton's kid won't go to college on our Social Security benefits!!!

      December 27, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • suze

      Nothing says you're going to make it through tomorrow, or that Elton John won't live to be 100.

      December 27, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Ahmad

    everyone has the right to have a family! congrats Sir plus 1!!!!

    December 27, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • G

      Everyone has the right to be selfish too. I hope this kid is well balanced and handles tragedy well.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  122. Okidokie

    When junior grows up, he won't need to buy clothes for 10 years (or rings).

    December 27, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  123. marc

    congrades to a great singer and man to both u and ur pardner its nice to become a parent many blessings

    December 27, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Patricia Storey

    I'm so happy for you Sir Elton and David. You'll be great parents and he's a lucky boy to have you.

    December 27, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  125. James

    he is 63! Just going by average life expectancy the kid will have no dad by the time he is 12-16.

    December 27, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katie

      But he'll have a lot of money to cuddle with instead.

      December 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ozzi

      I'm concerned as well. David Furnish is 48. Furnish will be 68 when the boy is 20.

      But I'm certain they will announce godparents/guardians just in case.

      December 27, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary Ann

      63 might be pushing it a little, but 48 certainly is not. My dad was 42 when he had his first and 54 when he had his last. He always felt having his kids late was what kept him young. He walked 2 miles a day, still looked like he was in his 60's and was very active until he was almost 84 when he unfortunately died of cancer....but not old age. Congrats Elton and partner.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Daina

      He has 2 parents and @ age 48 David Furnish is 6 years older than my father was when I was born. Had my dad until I was 42 y/o...go blog on Hugh Hefner who stll has tots at age 85.
      Good for them :-)

      December 28, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
    • GunnerGA

      The life expectancy of a 63 man would be roughly 18 yrs ... not 12. If he makes it to 81, then his life expectancy from there would be around 7 years more than that... and if he makes it to 88, his expectancy would be 4 years. Bottom line, their child will grow up with loving parents. They may be older, but their wealth will certainly assist in covering any age-related deficits that might appear as they get up in years. So lighten up!

      December 28, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
    • diamondskies

      I agree, this is pretty selfish. The kid doesn't have a choice about losing a parent at a young age.

      December 28, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • T

      Daina
      -Please tell me Hefner does not pro-create!!! Please say it is NOT so!!

      December 28, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • atomdunn

      Who really cares what your point of view is? I am guessing that 99% of the time you are unheard and therefore this is your sounding board. Why is this a concern to you? Stop provoking absurd conversation and go and fight crime.......

      December 28, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  126. cgd

    well done, but 30 years too late. no fair

    December 27, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • justjosh

      But... at least they are living the american dream. I don't fault either of them. And YES I DO SUPPORT "GAY" MARRIAGE!!!DADT needed to be repealed. They are just as human as all of the "regular" us. As my husband says, "if they do their job they are fine with me! Most guys don't even pull their own weight! If it has to be a gay guy then screw it... if the job has to be done".

      December 28, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  127. John Lucia

    Way to go Sir Elton! Congrats to you & David!

    December 27, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  128. opiepaul

    Congratulations!

    December 27, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Levon!

    Cool middle name. Always loved the song.
    Congratulations to them all!

    December 27, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  130. vaburch

    Congratulations!

    December 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daina

      Agreed re congratulations! They'll be great parents :)

      December 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenn

      This is wonderful news. I'm so happy for them. What a lucky child to get parents like this! Congrats Sir Elton John!! And to all those opposed to this......No one cares about your pathetic opposition. ZIP IT!

      December 28, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  131. JimS.

    destroyed by haters like you, more likely

    December 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  132. JimS.

    Of course they are. You lived, didn't you?

    December 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  133. JimS.

    the therapy will be to deal with the hate and hostility coming from people like you

    December 27, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Anevay

    Agreed. Therapy because he will be miserable trying to explain to all the cruel kids at school the perversion in his life.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  135. Whiskey Sour

    More like flying through the Rings of Uranus!

    December 27, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  136. OkiDokie

    I'm already there-hen pecked and had to learn to "duck!"

    December 27, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Steven

    Lol, go back to Wal Mart.

    December 27, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  138. QuackAttack

    Marrying a Hen or a Duck? I take it you and your goat aren't getting along?

    December 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Steven

    Your comment is disgusting.

    December 27, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  140. d Jones

    Completely disgusting, I completely agree! There should be laws that prevent this nationwide.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  141. QuackAttack

    Considering people like yourself are the only ones bringing up animals in that context, one has to wonder......

    December 28, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  142. Yalie

    Rarely, if ever, does the woman come at the same time as the man...

    December 28, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  143. Yalie

    Or maybe all the cruel kids will, as adults, be miserable when they realize during their de-conditioning therapy what ignorant @sses their parents had conditioned them to be...

    December 28, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  144. Yalie

    @ Anevay,

    Or maybe all the cruel kids will, as adults, be miserable when they realize during their de-conditioning therapy what ignorant @sses their parents had conditioned them to be...

    December 28, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  145. aleppo1091

    I wish the happy dads were reading this. I homeschooled my own adopted daughter & my stepdaughter (yes, shock. of my gay partner, )No reason Zachary ever has to enter a bullying, hickville school – homeschooling is a great option, especially when supplemented with tutors and field trips.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  146. Chelsea

    They are British, moron.

    December 28, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  147. AC

    What part of "surrogate" do you not understand? Does your mommy know you're on the computer?

    December 28, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  148. derp

    You must have only been with some really crummy lovers.

    December 29, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |

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