Sir Elton John is now the proud dad of two.
He and David Furnish welcomed a baby boy on January 11, the legendary musician confirmed on his website.
Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John arrived in Los Angeles via surrogate that Friday evening, weighing in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces.
The couple, who wed in 2005, are also parents to two-year-old Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, and they told Hello! magazine that they've always wanted Zachary to have a sibling.
"Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable," John and Furnish said in a joint statement. "The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way. It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement."
Sir Elton looks so tired but Furnish looking quite spry! I wish them luck. The most critical ingredient in a child's life is LOVE and ATTENTION from their parent(s) and I hope this generation of kids gets what they need from their LGBT moms and dads. Some day these 'stories' will not be news at all. I suspect that will be a good thing for civilization.
yeah yeah, 2 guys bought a child...wahoo
Pretty soon, you'll be able to buy kids at Walmart
To everyone worried about how the kids will turn out with 2 dads – or two moms, for that matter ... I ask you to research the following and see their parents (mom/dad, dad/dad, mom/mom) ...
– John Wayne Gacy
– Jeffrey Dahmer
– Ted Bundy
– Charles Manson
– Timothy McVeigh
– Adam Lanza (you don't have to bother looking him up – it's been widely proven that his parents are mom/dad)
Congrats to Sir Elton and his partner – their children are lucky to have loving parents, regardless of each one's respective gender.
i'm so happy they are doing this...best of luck to both and their 2 children
WAKE UP! YOU are what is wrong with the world today
NO!! Lois you are whats wrong with the world!!!
good luck elton.
I saw a hour long interview with Elton and David after they adopted Zachary, it was quite interesting. They seem like couple that fully embrace parenting. Congratulations with their newest arrival.
Leave it to the ignorant to try to steal people's joy by trash-talking and hating on each other because of diversity intolerance. Wow! All most of these comments merit is a "WOW." Congrats Elton and David.
YES!! I agree!!
This is not intolerance this is not natural. Pretense for personal pleasure only.
Let's take a moment and consider these poor children. Do they even have a change a what 98% of us would consider a normal life?
Derek – When you get your weekly supply of helium to blow up your plastic girlfriends, do you leave your 14 cats with your mother upstairs, or do you just leave them alone for a while.
Nighty eight percent of children brought up in the world do not have a "normal life". If they are loved and nurtured, can you get past that it is by 2 men that are able to raise them and give them financial security? I am okay with that, I wouldn't have been with Elton 30 years ago.
No, never going to have a normal life, but the best life ever
Can sir Elton even get an erection anymore? He has got to be one of the creepiest looking people I have ever seen.
they are a healthy couple.
How fantastic! Always such a joy to hear a good story – and so happy to hear that Elton and his husband are growing their loving family; because, after all, the core family value worldwide is love. Congratulations, guys! :)
Really points out the foolishness of the whole gays with children silliness
and that's why everyone is going tonight to get away from you! ha
This guy is too da... old to be having children...
Good grief..It is hard enough to loose a parent when you are an adult.. My child lost his father when he was little and it was devastating..
How selfish can a person get?
I guess having money trumps "all" the rules ?
Who says he can't live to 85+? Those kids will be 20+. Who says a 30 year old father can't die tomorrow? They will love those kids and without question have the means to support them. Should you be as outraged at a 20 year old couple that has a child and barely scrapes by?
The thing is haters........they did not seek your approval or ask for you opinion on this because they do need nor care what you think!!! It's not up to the world to abide by your beliefs. Did you ask them if it was ok for you to marry your spouse, have children,etc? No, you did not and for the same reasons – you would never let people dictate your own life. So why on earth do you think you get to? Why does everyone think they have to throw their opinion out of every single issue, story, etc. Get a life people and get out of theirs, ours, and everyone elses!! Geez!!! Also, why would you read stories on things you do not approve of just you can post your hate and OPINIONS? That is all they are – your own personal opinions. This does not make it law or the rule for the whole world. It does however make you pathetic and sad.
This is an opinion board and people are free to share theirs. While I strongly support gay marriage and adoption by any people who are financially, physically, educationally and emotionally prepared to become parents, I also agree that adopting at such an advanced age by Mr. John borders on less-than-responsible. I hope they both remain energetic and functional through age 18 of their kids. Their deck is stacked unfavorably, unfortunately.
God is very angry!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the problem with Americans. NOONE FEARS GOD!!!!!!!! Noone reads the bible or prays or follows the bible. So sad!!!!!!!! A lot of people are not choosing God heaven. God gives everyone a choice. I am so thankful that I choose to FEAR GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you God for saving me!!!!!!!1
The last time I looked Sir Elton was British.
You are so full of it man. Read the bible, the King James Version – and ask yourself why God is mad?? He has bigger things to fry then worry about Sir Elton John,s having 2 sons.
Jen, it's clear that you are insane. Do you even have the faintest idea what you're saying? You claim God is angry? First, how on Earth do YOU know what your deity thinks of a couple of gay English guys? Are you that special? Did your God TELL you? If so, you are experiencing auditory hallucinations and may be suffering from schizophrenia, Second, Elton John and his husband are British, so your comment about the "problem with Americans" is completely irrelevant. Third, you actually say that you are THANKFUL that you FEAR God. What sane person would actually ENJOY fearing their deity? Then, amazingly, you go on to THANK your deity for your fear. You are without a doubt mentally unstable, and should seek professional help.
Oh no, please don't get your imaginary friend (who loves me very much) to beat me up, smite my children, and turn my motherland into a hellhole!
Did you wear out your !!!!!! key ? It didn't r eally help your mindless point. Must be fun living in fear. I believe in alot of things that I cannot see. However, I don't think God gets angry or lets face it..... alot of your priests would be dead already.
Which NOONE are we referring to... Peter or Peggy? Please be more specific.
It will be safe to say that child will be wearing diapers till he is 18
You do have to wonder how kids do that grow up with two gay men and/or two lesbians. Oh well, their kids will have all materials things they need and Elton can afford therapy.
Statistically, children of gay parents fare the same as children born to hetero parents.
Peachy, since all gay people are born to hetero parents, what does that say??
Parents are supposed to model love, responsibility and important skill sets. It doesn't matter if they are two women, two men or are single parents. Nobody shags in front of their kids anyway. What exactly are you worried about? What kind of miraculous parenting have you been practicing?
Is it just me, or is Elton looking a lot like Ozzy with a haircut these days? Same hippy shades and everything.
So which one of them was the unfortunate "female" who had to go through labor?
is such a trouble maker...and not popular by most right now...iin the end...Madonna always wins...remember that.
puppet or not.....madonna is number 1.
the handful of marrieds i know are ltotal train wreck...
A SECOND kid? After Elton named Lady Gaga as Godmother to the first one?! Yeah, there's a phuqing great idea.
My parents were older when they adopted me, in their 50s. They were wonderful, loving parents, but there was a huge generation gap that caused problems, and they were unable to be as active with me as younger parents would be. There are pros and cons to having older parents, but I will still lucky to get them.
MADONNA IS NUMBER 1
It's just SICK!............
It's child abuse.
Could you be the sick one? Those kids will have more than 99% of the rest of the world has and probably will be treated better. Yes it is you .
ITS TRUTH–best luck to my sweet sweet elton.
Congratulations, guys! All the best to you and yours!
maybe he's in love..in a sick, mean hatred sort of way.
I am getting used to gay parents but I will NEVER understand the need to have kids when you are in your 60's. I think that is a far bigger issue than being gay. Most likely, Elton will not physically or mentally be attending his kid's highschool graduation.
kanye and kim are 1/2 inch alike....
They couldn't do any worst than my own "mother" and "father". At least they WANT the children! I only wish Elton would get off the dime and stop dissing Madonna...what got his panties in a knot anyway? Why does he get so UGLY over her? He shows a really sad side of himself when he makes his nasty comments. It puts him in a bad light.
He's British. I believe the phrase you're looking for is "knickers in a twist".
These two will be better parents than Kim Kardasian and Kanye West – that's for sure!
sad for the children. one parent is a messed up old junkie and the other is a money hound snob. poor children. at least they will get a nice inheritance but is it worth it dont know. growing up with two gay fathers just does not seem right. im sure many will argue that they can still receive love and affection and safety from both parents but it just does not sit right with me...bringing a child into this world with no mother. seems a bit selfish to me. maybe if the men are both gay they should just accept that their life stye does not suit parenthood. just saying.
You mean just snarking.
I feel sorry for you – you sound bitter and full of hate and prejudice. Evolve!
There are a lot of orphan children in the world who need adoptive parents.
Would your views of the Furnish-John family change if Mr. Furnish and Mr. John had gone out and adopted an already-existing child rather than paying a surrogate to create a new one?
yep seems selfish to me!!!!
last night...socializing drinks..laughing that was it....
a parent is who raises the child. i am so happy for these guys. normal kids can come from gay parents, just as gay kids have come from normal parents, [ or were they normal]
So who's butt did it come out of?
Obviously yours ...
Which one was pregnant?
I am a Dem and yet even I never agreed with this situation. Children should (when possible) have the life influence from a mother and father, it is nature's perfect balance. I have always loved Elton John's music from when I was a child but this isn't right. What I would like to know is which is the biological father? You can only use one, so was the previous child from one guy's semen and the recent child from the other?
I am sure when the child learns they have no mother because their "dads" don't like women, etc, it will hurt their feelings although they will pretend it doesn't to save face. Humans do it all the time, we pretend something doesn't bother us even when it does. And as others have said older people should stop being selfish just because they can afford to do so and not have children they might not be around to raise. I am 44 my son is 19.
Eltons biatch is playing it smart by making sure there is a child or 2 in there to pull his money when elton croaks. Thats all its about.
I am in total agreement with you. Raising a child with two MEN sleeping together is absolutely sickening. I, too, love Elton's music but that's where I dry the line with him. His personal behavior of choice in this lifetime is 100% unacceptable.
I'm bothered by children raised by abusive parents. I'm bothered by children raised in homes witnessing their parents' infidelity. I am bothered by children being taught to hate by parents that are unwillingly to accept those who are different.
There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that adult children raised by gay parents face relationship and gender confusion issues. The most recent paper was published in a French journal. We have a long known that normal child development requires a mom and a dad.
who cares about tradition anymore..please
Being a dem doesn't make your prejudiced and frankly dumb views on gay parents any more valid. There really is no perfect natural balance that is created by having a mother and a father. In reality, parenthood is painful and difficult. The imagined 1950's stereotype of a mother/father/kids family is just that: a stereotype. There is no real reason to believe that a mother and a father are any more capable of raising a child than two fathers.
Also, Bob Smith, B.S..
Old Guys dis is a sin
I had no idea that Elton John was pregnant! He carried it well.....
daa this world is lyk area of devils.plz respect your GOD
I'm so sorry! Which one, though? I get threatened by so many of peoples' imaginary friends that I'm starting to lose track. What does your imaginary friend demand of me, praytell? Is he one of the one who demands a child sacrifice otherwise the nearby volcano will explode? Or the type to demand worship and praise or else he will send me to die in a burning pit of lava forever?
get with the times...all the best to elton and david
I, among millions of others, will NOT get with the times in you are referencing here. Gay behavior is and always will be a dysfunctional, per-verse behavior.
Gays are the ones who need to get back to the times where man and woman marry, have kids and raise families. What Elton is doing, and all others who sleep with the same gender and exposing it to our innocent children, is proving to all that this world is truly on its last leg.
Imagine this scenario times millions of gay couples and how that will play out over time. Get with the times with that!
but always remember its on the original kay?
Ever notice that people telling you that you have to be tolerant, are not very tolerant of your viewpoint?
"I am going to change my opinion on the LGBT lifestyle because of a comment on an article about gay Famous Music guy" – said no one, ever...
Good luck and God bless the new baby, and his family. MY church and MY beliefs do not agree with what they are doing, but I also am sane enough to realize that not everyone shares MY church and MY beliefs. Nor am I so egotistical as to believe *I* have the right church and right beliefs.
All I ask is that people STOP ridiculing others' beliefs – regardless of how old-fashioned, or prejudiced, or judgmental they seem. This is still America, and we can believe how we wish – it is ONLY when you act on those beliefs in a disriminatory fashion that you are committing a crime ... so haters can hate, and hate seems to be going both ways in this thread.
Last time I checked, 2 men cant have a baby!?
It's the new Viagra.
So who is the Dastard here. Father or Son?
It's not their orientation I take issue with. It's their age. Elton John MIGHT live to see his kids finish grade school. His partner MIGHT live to see them graduate college. I realize that discrimination has kept these two from being able to enjoy parenthood in their youth, but they should simply accept that they are like elderly slaves who got freed in 1865 and that the fruits of their efforts to make life better for GLBT people will have to be enjoyed by the next generation. This isn't something to be commended. This is the ultimate act of selfishness.
I have to agree with you. I was almost 50 when my mother died and it was shattering. I may well have to bury my father before I turn 60 and the thought is frightening. I can't imagine how lost I would have been growing up without their support and advice through the years. We don't just need our parents when we are little kids, we need them throughout our lives, and it seems very unfair to have a child, knowing that you are going to deprive them of the support they will need in the future.
It is horrible when a child loses a parent due to an accident. Somehow this just seems worse, since the parents must KNOW that it is almost certain they will die when the children are still very young.
They try to make it sound like one of them actually gave birth to the kid.
How sad that the child will not have a stable home of both a mother AND a father. A child should be created out of love between a husband (male) and a wife (female). Anything else is a sin...not the child but the gay adults. And that goes for Rosie too.
They're doing wonders with anal canal births nowadays.
i truly do.....All the Best to David & Family
Disgusting!!! These guys will be both DEAD by the time the kid is 15-20. Terrible decision, this shouldn't be allowed. (way to old!!)
And conservative evangelicals keep saying that gay people can't procreate. These 2 have proven them wrong all the way. Good going fellas. 2 loving dads is better than none.
What a stupid comment. Really? Which one of them actually gave birth? Seems to me they couldn't accomplish this without a third person ...A WOMAN!
Which one of them carried the baby? Neither – then "they" DIDN'T HAVE a baby. Nature's laws don't change. Some would like you to think it's natural, but........ And while I'm sure the money there will ensure the kid is taken care of, it was very selfish for two guys that age.
It is impossible because two males cannot procreate (neither can two females). And using a surrogate is the same as treating a woman as a baby-making machine to be used solely so they can be "parents". It is not only disgusting, it is a terrible sin.
"And conservative evangelicals keep saying that gay people can't procreate."
Actually they didn't. A woman was involved.
where did you skook marm?
she is shielded from 7 ... and her vision will get less and less soon....
see a doc.
Nothing better than seeing a proud mother. You go girl!
none of us..find the other 4 .....you never will....
Only single females on welfare should be allowed to have children. It's the American way.
Why is it you can sell a child, but you can't sell a liver or a kidney?
What makes you think they " bought" a child? Just like anyone else, the child was conceived, carried, and born, with typical costs of pregancy along the way. Do you even understand the process they used to become parents – its called Gestational Surrogacy – google it. There was no adoption or "sale" involved.
That child was not conceived out of love (as in a marriage), but for financial gain for SOMEONE.
What a SHAME?!!!!!
he is soooo handsome.
Strange enough 2 guys "having" a baby but these 2 had a grandchild!
Ooooh, lemme guess, Davey gave birth "naturally"!
I didn't know he was pregnant.
I just think too old – they are 50 and 65 years old. Not fair to children I think.
congrats david, elton and the 2.
Do gay guys pee sitting down?
Is that what you do?
Don't you pee sitting down when are defecating? hahahaha!
Only to aim at your face better
Don't you pee sitting down when you are defecating? hahahaha!!
Congratulations to the couple and their new born son!
Son. Yes daddy. Go get my depends. HUH?
Gee... I hope Elton gets to see him graduate high school....
These children were wanted and are loved. I do think, however, these guys should have adopted a child who really needed a home.
since Marvid is going to turn 50 she recieved a check from parents 70K which i think the 1 press knows...
it was received because she is simply a good son...marvid's father is not hurting either....
end the laughter and roars from the audiience...kay?
Who the @#$% is Marvid???
according to my records..somebody does..
To a z I'am praying for you departure also , all bigots should be dead and burried.
They are rich.. Regardless of age they can hire a babysitter.. The child is in no way in danger.. Over population is over rated.. Dont be mad at the gaycouple because they can afford children.. Be angry at the millions who are broke and are baby machines.. Im not a fan of elton john but congrat to him and his husband for the new baby!
Happy for them and the name Elijah is the coolest name, must have borrowed it from Cher.
I don't know why people have to be negative and nasty with comments on everything includes these.
I used to idolize Elton... then I met all his boy-toys in Atlanta. Just another dirty old man.
They are most certainly not going to be "poor kids". They are going to be living in a castle and rich beyond their wildest dreams...
I've been a fan of Elton's since age 8 or 9 ( 1973-74) and he has never disappointed me. He just continues so evolve, contribute and astound. Congratulations!
i'm so happy for this couple and hope it all works out with the boys
30K for a new attic is hardly bought cash for someone who is poor.
get a life...and see someone...
The ignorance of some people astounds me. I'm using the word ignorance meaning unimformed. I was married for 15 years. My wife and I had 3 children. We were happy but eventually grew apart mostly because my job took me out of the country for weeks on end sometimes. AFTER we divorced I moved on to who I was siince childhood. I'm gay and my partner and I have been together for 32 years. So, gay people can and do procreate. None of my children or grandchildren are gay.
Ronnie – you are AWESOME!!!! "?" is spewing IGNORANCE!! Everyone....every single person wants to be LOVED..no matter what!!! :)
we have funds.–
Everyone hates the gay guy.
No-one cares that he has become a father at 65 years old.
The important thing? A child will be loved.
Age has nothing to do with it, because even if Elton WAS married to a female, biologically he can have a child for another 15 years.
I certainly hope not.
Who's the Mama?
I'm gay. Everyone should love me.
Prayers for elton's C-section wound to heal quickly.
He better have Bernie's name in the next one's! :)
yay! a kid finds a good home..! Congrats!
umm, no, Celbs dont adopt, they BUY!
Thats beautiful news!
Usually I troll, but I like ol Elton. He is a great performer. Been putting out good songs and having great shows for a long long time. Good for them.
That will be one super lucky kid.
Cool ! Good for them ! I wish they would have adopted me. They got lots and lots of money.
i need my elton–after baby–back in the studio! dig!
we a need a new cd dude...where have you been?
Sorry Elton, you are WAY too old for this. If you folks were told any non-celebrity was having a child at 65 you'd surely say they were irresponsible.
Duh. The kid is a now a multi-millionaire. How many teen moms even have two parents?
Powerless as always
stop being jealous of them..lord.
'Kids in the company of perverts'? Well since Elton's kids are NOT in fact in your company they should be safe from commentators like you.
all i said was...its their business, they seem serious and i don't see the end of the world here....
people...they know what they are doing..
Elton also has a very good looking husband...why not have kids with him!
Ohh uggg don't make me puke!
to Elton and his family.
Congratulations to 2 wonderful people !
Wow are people in this country really still this backwards? Get over it... Im gay and I adopted two boys....
no it doesn't.
I'm gay and I still cringe at Elton John having babies. He's crazy!
Damn it man, They'll all be wearing diapers soon!!!!
Both sons have names used in Elton's hit songs!
Yes, Levon and Daniel...I caught that too. : )
I grew up in a family of too many children because at the time there was no birth control. From a young age I knew I was not wanted and just another burden. These children will have a wonderful life of love and plenty of money. How can anyone say this is wrong? I am very happy for this family and I wish them all the best.
i agree with you totally. more power to them. they can afford children and im sure they will be good to them. when they pass away also...these kids will never want for anything. i cant believe the terrible comments people put on here. its very sad that people are so full of hate.
ummm.... ok. If you are mentally unable to have kids, you shouldn't.
It amazes me how stupid these comments are. Just because they are gay does not mean their children will be. Where do you think most gays come from, straight couples. I am delighted for them. Their children will never go hunger or be homeless. Congratulations to you both!!!!
Well said Linda!! :o)
Whoa this is a first, a sensible comment!! Yay for the world there are sane people after all :)
best of luck
I agree with you Linda. Best wishes to them and their sons. It seems to me like it is okay to have children if you are straight older stars buy not gay stars. For example: Connie Chung(49) & Maury Povich (56); Cheryl Tiegs (52); Matt Lauer (49); Michael Douglas (56); Warren Beatty (63) & Annette Bening(42). Elton & David can provide for their sons' future should something happen. No child is guaranteed to be raised until adulthood by their parents. Tragedy can happen to any one, at any age, taking one or both parents from them.
really perverted our times.
And apparently, in your case, small minded.
they should move to KY
He has a residence in Georgia. About the same thing.
You are EXTREMELY ignorant....they are providing what a PERCENTAGE of family's DON'T/WON'T/CAN'T provide to two little ones!!!
Ed...you an idiot.
No....your comment is DISGUSTING.
Alaska Girl, you're the one who's ignorant. If they wanted to help give needy kids homes they would adopt, not use a surrogate. They are contributing to overpopulation and going against nature. Don't you think if gays were supposed to reproduce evolution or god would have made them able to?? It's called cleaning the gene pool, survival of the fittest.
What makes them perverts?
How did you come to that conclusion?
they are soooo happy...
And intolerance. There's a lot of that in the world today too, and that's an even bigger problem.
someone needs to clean your gene pool. your filter is clogged.
you're an idiot...what about straight couples who can't have children and people who can have children but abuse them....is that God's will too???
First off, no "God" designed humanity. And you should know that, considering that you referenced "survival of the fittest." I laugh when I hear people talk about what "nature intended." First off, nature isn't anthropomorphic. IT DOESN'T HAVE A WILL. IT DOESN'T WANT ANYTHING. Now that that's out of the way, secondly, if that is your line of logic, nature also intended us to have very short lifespans.
I wonder how easily a couple of straight burger flippers living in a trailer park could support a kid. What's your point?
Not strange at all. The child they are adopting will have a wonderful life and be richer than most parents ever dreamed of being. The child is blessed for having two people that will love him as their own and provide him and his brother with everything they need. I would say the child is incredibly lucky...
Their son was not adopted, he was born using a surrogate. Gay and Lesbians are not perverts. The perverts walk among us everyday and you are unaware. They are the child molesters that prey on our children.
That's really a very dumb thing to say not to mention narrow minded & superficial.
Uhh, penises up in colons? Total filth!
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