Elton John and David Furnish expanded their family with a son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, born on Christmas Day. Elton John and David Furnish confirmed the adoption Monday from an unidentified surrogate mother.
“Zachary is healthy and doing well,” the pair said in a statement. “[We are] overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment.”
Zachary is the first child for John and Furnish, although John is godfather to several children, including Victoria and David Beckham’s first two sons and Sean Lennon.
Elton John and David Furnish attempted to adopt an HIV-positive child in the past, but the Ukraine government denied them due to John’s marital status and age.