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Producer David Furnish and singer Elton John attend the 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party at the Pacific Design Center on February 24, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born in California via a surrogate whose identity is being withheld for privacy reasons.
This is the first child for John, 62, and Furnish, 48. The couple entered a civil partnership in 2005 after spening the previous 12 years together. In 2009, they attempted to adopt a boy from Ukraine, but were denied by that country's government because the couple was not legally married and John exceeded the age limit allowed for adoptions.
In a joint statement, John and Furnish told US that, "Zachary is healthy and doing well," and that they were "overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment."