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Elton John welcomes baby boy

posted 28 Dec 2010, 11:26 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 28 Dec 2010, 11:28 ]
Elton John and his partner David Furnish get the gift of parenthood for Christmas.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES/WINDSOR, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM - Elton John and his partner David Furnish are the proud parents of a baby boy.

Entertainment magazine US Weekly reported that the boy was born to a surrogate mother in California on Christmas Day.

The boy, named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, is the first for the British rock star and Canadian filmmaker David Furnish, who have been together since the early 1990s.

In a statement, the pair said: "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 magazine said the boy weighed seven pounds and 15 ounces.

Cindy Martin, Reuters