Sir Elton John and David Furnish have become parents to son Zachary
Jackson Levon Furnish-John, the couple tells UsMagazine.com
The baby boy, who was born Dec. 25 in California via a surrogate, weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.
"We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," John and Furnish told Us Magzine in a joint statement. "Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents."
This is the first child for John, 62, and Furnish, 48. The couple married in 2005 after 12 years together.
A rep for the couple has stated that they intend to protect and respect the privacy of their surrogate, and will not be discussing any details relating to the surrogacy arrangements.
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
We can count on one thing, that their baby picture will surface and judging
by the very different facial characteristics, we wont have difficulty in
figuring out, who was the real biological father.
What is wrong is that there is no mother, these two men most probably will not have any involvement of the biological mother in the child's life.
Spare a thought for the biological mother and the child who will never have the benefit of having a real mother.
Who is the real father? The 62 year old Elton or the younger 48 year old
No doubt both will make fantastic fathers but this child will be the biological son of a woman who took money to have a child and give it away at birth.
Elton and David should let the world know what if any plans do they have for the involvement of the biological mother as a real mother in this boy's life.