Elton Junior's first album: A year in the life of the musician's very pampered son
By DAVID THOMAS
Last updated at 1:50 PM on 26th December 2011
Even for a man as extravagant as Elton John, last year’s Christmas gift topped them all. Exactly one year ago saw the birth (thanks to a surrogate mother) of his son Zachary.
Back then, Elton and his partner David Furnish told the world ‘we are overwhelmed with happiness and joy’ and the feeling clearly hasn’t dimmed, as Zachary has followed his besotted parents on a veritable world tour.
Here, David Thomas imagines his diary of a very eventful year...
Happy 1st Birthday Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John
December 26, 2011 – 7:21 pm
Posted in Celebrity Gossip
Name: Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John
Parents: Elton John & David Furnish
Date of Birth: December 25, 2010
Zachary was born to a surrogate mother in California
He weighed 7 lbs & 15 oz at birth
Lady Gaga is one of Zachary’s godmothers
“We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment. Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents.” – the happy couple on the birth of their son.
“We don’t want to put the raising of children into the hands of nannies and housekeepers. We want to be active parents.” – David on their wishes to be hands-on parents.