Tuesday, January 18, 2011
SIR Elton John and David Furnish present baby son Zachary in a world exclusive interview in this week’s OK! magazine
Proud parents Sir Elton John and David Furnish invite you into their LA home to meet their new arrival, baby Zachary Jackson Levon.
The 63-year-old music legend and his partner, film director and producer, David explain their joy following the Christmas Day birth and the heartbreak after trying to adopt two Ukranian orphans.
Speaking about holding Zachary for the first time, Elton says: "I've never felt anything like it in my life. You're so awestruck, I will never forget that feeling ever."
Elton and David also explain their parenting philosophy. Elton says: "I'm ready to have a child and lavish my love on our son and not spoil him materially."
The road to fatherhood has not been easy and the pair were heartbroken in 2009 after trying to adopt a 14-month Ukrainian orphan named Lev and his three-year-old HIV positive brother, Artyom.
Despite failing to adopt the two children the couple want to do everything they can to find them a home.
Elton says: "We're still consulting about finding the best possible home for them."
David adds: "We feel awful. We keep hitting red tape. But we're not giving up until they're out and in a safe, supported home."
The full world exclusive interview and pictures can be found in this week's OK! magazine and proceeds from the article are going to Elton and David's chosen charities.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish's baby "shot out like a rocket" on the day he was born.
The couple - who welcomed surrogate baby Zachary into the world on Christmas Day (25.12.10) - rushed to witness the "dramatic" birth of their first child, which saw the obstetrician have to catch the infant in his arms.
Elton explained: "Suddenly, at 2.15am on Christmas Day, we were woken up. They said, 'Quickly! The baby's coming!' We went in and stood behind the bed. Then the top of the head came out and David said, 'My God, there's the head!'
"Then he shot out like a rocket basically - so much so that the obstetrician sort of caught him! It was so dramatic and exciting, we didn't have time to get emotional. Like there he was, talk about fast!"
Despite being one of the world's wealthiest couples, the pair plan to be "hands on" parents and will only be spoiling Zachary with love, rather than material possessions.
Elton added to OK! magazine: "I feed him. David feeds him. We change his nappies. I mean, it's hands on! We are on nappy patrol.
"I'm ready to have a child and lavish my love on our son and not spoil him but be there for him and advise him. We don't want to spoil him materially, although he's already been spoiled rotten by people buying him stuff! We just want to give him some wisdom."
- Contact Music