OK! magazine has published the first pictures of Elton John (63) and his partner David Furnish (48) with their newborn baby boy.
The proud fathers show off Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John on the cover of the latest edition of the celebrity magazine.
Zachary was born to a surrogate mother in California. It is believed that John is the biological father.
“He shot out like a rocket,” said John when describing Zachary’s birth.“There just aren’t proper words to describe that feeling. It’s indescribable. It was just, ‘We have a son!’” he told OK!
The music legend said that he would not spoil the boy despite his massive fortune: “I’m ready to have a child and lavish my love on our son and not spoil him materially.”
John also revealed that he and Furnish were still hoping to care for an HIV positive orphan and his three year old brother whom they tried to adopt in the Ukraine.
‘We feel awful. We keep hitting red tape. But we’re not giving up until they’re out and in a safe, supported home,” he said. The Ukrainian government refused the adoption because of John’s age.
The celebrity couple will reportedly donate the money received from OK! for the interview and photos to charity.