Elton John & David Furnish show off their new baby Zachary
Meet Elton John and David Furnish’s tiny dancer! The couple shares the first photos of son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John in the new issue of Us Weekly, out Wednesday.
As first revealed at UsMagazine.com, little Zachary was born via surrogate on Christmas Day 2010, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces.
“I’ve never felt anything like it in my life,” Grammy winner John, tells Us of holding his son for the first time. “You’re so awestruck. What can you say? You take it in. The feeling, the joy, the warmth of his body, his breathing…I will never forget that experience ever.”
What kind of personality does little Zachary have? Gushes film director Furnish, John’s partner of 17 years: “He’s a content little guy…He’s very peaceful…He just loves to be nurtured, cuddled, and sung to.”
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.”
Elton is 63. David is 43.