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Christmas baby boy for Sir Elton

Sir Elton John has become a parent to a boy born on Christmas Day.

The singer and civil partner David Furnish became parents to the 7lb 15oz baby boy.

The news was first reported by and confirmed by John's Los Angeles-based publicist.

Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born in California via a surrogate, whose identity is being protected by the new parents.

Zachary is 62-year-old John's first child with the 48-year-old Furnish. The couple's civil partnership was formalised in 2005.

In a joint statement, the new parents told that "Zachary is healthy and doing well" and they are "overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment".


From Belfast Telegraph