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 |
  4. 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 |
  5. 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 |
  6. shell517nj

    to each its own and leave MJ out of it.

    December 28, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 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 |
  8. 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 |
  9. 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 |
  10. 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 |
  11. cjb122

    Gross...!!!

    December 28, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. 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 |
  13. LOLwut

    So which one is the mom....

    December 28, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  14. 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 |
  15. 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 |
  16. 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 |
  17. 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 |
  18. 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 |
  19. 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 |
  20. 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 |
  21. 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 |
  22. 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 |
  23. Real Housewife

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

    December 28, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  24. 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 |
  25. 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 |
  26. Norman

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

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

    Who Cares?

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

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

    December 28, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  29. 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 |
  30. 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 |
  31. Marco555

    Rocket Man

    December 28, 2010 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  32. 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 |
  33. 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 |
  34. 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 |
  35. Steven

    Which one is breast feeding this new baby?

    December 28, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  36. 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 |
  37. 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 |
  38. 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 |
  39. 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 |
  40. 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 |
  41. 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 |
  42. 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 |
  43. 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 |
  44. 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 |
  45. 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 |
  46. 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 |
  47. 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 |
  48. 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 |
  49. 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 |
  50. 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 |
  51. 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 |
  52. Amber

    Congratulations to Sir Elton John and David Furnish!

    December 28, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  53. 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 |
  54. stu

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

    December 28, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  55. 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 |
  56. 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 |
  57. merrybee

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

    December 28, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  58. 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 |
  59. 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 |
  60. Poison

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

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

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

    December 28, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  62. 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 |
  63. 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 |
  64. Mike

    Awesome!

    December 28, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  65. 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 |
  66. 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 |
  67. 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 |
  68. 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 |
  69. MayBee

    He shall be Levon....

    December 27, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  70. 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 |
    • 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 |
  71. 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 |
  72. 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 |
  73. 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 |
  74. 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 |
  75. 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 |
  76. 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 |
  77. =i

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

    December 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  78. 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 |
  79. 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 |
  80. 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 |
  81. 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 |
  82. John Lucia

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

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

    Congratulations!

    December 27, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  84. 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 |

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