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Elton John & David Furnish Feel It Is Their 'Duty' To Marry

March 30th, 2014 2:27pm EDT
Elton John & David Furnish Feel It Is Their 'Duty' To Marry
Now that same-sex marriage is legal in the UK, singer Elton John and David Furnish "feel it is their duty" to get married. In 2005, they were one of the first gay couples to enter into a civil partnership.

The couple has two sons Zachary, three, and Elijah, 14-months, together.

Furnish told Attitude magazine: "Elton and I will marry - as a high-profile couple, we feel it is our duty to do it, to make sure that everyone knows that this is something that many gay men living in this country never dreamed would happen. When it was announced that gay couples were able to obtain a civil partner...
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Elton John: 'It's My Duty' To Get Married When Gay Marriage Law Is Enacted

October 9th, 2013 6:07pm EDT
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Elton John says he's going to get married to partner David Furnish in May when England's new law legalizing same-sex marriage is enacted.

When asked if he is going to take advantage of the new law while on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Elton said, "Yeah, we will next May when it comes out. If those laws are being made for people like us, [for] whom 30-40 years ago it was hard to come out of the closet…

"In England we have the civil partnership, which we did in 2005, and that made a huge difference in the commitment to your relationship. I didn't think it would but it did. If the laws are gonna help ...
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Elton John Confirms Birth Of Second Son Elijah Joseph Daniel

January 16th, 2013 8:26am EST
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Elton John has finally confirmed he is a father for the second time.

Rumors suggesting the Rocket Man and his partner David Furnish had welcomed another tot via a surrogate began to swirl last week, but on Thursday a representative for the couple denied the reports.

And it seems the world's media was a little early with the big news - the baby was actually born in Los Angeles on Friday, and now the music legend has officially announced the arrival of Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.

A statement from the pair to Hello! magazine reads, "Both of us have longed to have children, but the...
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Elton John To Become A Dad Again

November 10th, 2012 8:09pm EST
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Elton John and his partner David Furnish are "over the moon" at the prospect of becoming parents for a second time as their surrogate is pregnant again, according to a report.

The Rocket Man hit-maker and Furnish already have a son, Zachary Furnish-John, who was born in December, 2010 from the same surrogate.

The mother, whose identity will never be revealed, is thought to live in California and is believed to have been connected with the pair through the Center for Surrogate Parenting in Encino.

She is set to give birth again next year, according to British newspaper The Sun.

A sou...
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Giuliana Rancic & Other Celebrities Who Used Surrogate Mothers

August 30th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
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Congratulations to Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill, who welcomed baby Edward on Wednesday via a surrogate mother.

The television personality had been trying for years to get pregnant and even miscarried in 2010. Then she battled breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Not giving up hope, she sought help to bring a baby into the world. The couple is the baby's biological parents, and Giuliana has been very open about her journey towards motherhood.

She's the not the only celebrity who has needed help expanding his or her brood. It can cost anywhere between $25,000 to $80,000 ...
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Elton John & Neil Patrick Harris Vacation With Their Partners & Kids In France

August 2nd, 2012 3:00pm EDT
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We spotted Elton John and his husband David Furnish hanging out with Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka in Saint Tropez, France, today.

Elton and David pushed their son Zachary in a stroller while Neil pushed his twins Gideon and Harper with his partner David. The happy families were smiling as they enjoyed their vacation seaside in the famous French riviera city.

Elton and David are reportedly expecting another child. The rumor is the couple is using the same surrogate who carried Zachary, and she is already carrying a baby brother or sister.

Harris recently confessed he k...
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Elton John And David Furnish Expecting?

July 27th, 2012 10:44am EDT
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Eighteen months ago British pop legend Elton John and husband David Furnish became the very proud parents of a baby boy – Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish John.

Since the birth of Zachary, Sir Elton admits that he thinks about his son 24 hours a day. He also sated that he does not wish for Zachary to grow up an only child and wishes to have more children.

If the rumours circulating turn out to be true, that expansion is now in the process of taking place. Reports are stating that not only has Sir Elton and David contacted the same surrogate who carried Zachary; but that the woman is alrea...
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Elton John Planning To Have Another Child

April 25th, 2012 6:31pm EDT
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Elton John and David Furnish are planning to have second child via surrogate so their son will have a sibling.

The couple became parents to 13-month-old Zachary on Christmas Day 2010, and have doted on the tot ever since.

Despite expressing fears his son will be "stigmatized" for having two gay fathers, filmmaker Furnish has revealed the pair is eager to have another child later this year depending on their schedules.

He tells London's Evening Standard, "I would like Zachary to have a sibling. I think he would be better with a sibling than on his own. It's something we talk about all ...
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Justin Timberlake To Play Elton John In New Biopic

February 23rd, 2012 10:00am EST
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A biopic of Elton John's colorful life starring Justin Timberlake as the Rocket Man is all ready to go as soon as they find a director the pop star is comfortable working with.

The veteran musician is preparing to turn his life story into a major movie-musical with help from his film producer partner David Furnish and "Billy Elliot" writer Lee Hall.

Elton previously named Timberlake as his first choice for the lead role after the former N'Sync hunk played him in one of his music videos, and Furnish has now revealed the singer-turned-actor is onboard, as long as he has "chemistry" with the...
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Steven Tyler Auctioning Off Elton John Oscar Party Invitation

February 10th, 2012 4:15pm EST
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Aerosmith rocker and American Idol judge Steven Tyler is offering up the chance to be his date at Elton John's upcoming Oscars party in Hollywood.

The highest bidder of the Charity Buzz auction will dine with the rocker at his table at the glitzy bash on February 26.

The winner will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner prepared by celebrity chef Cat Cora and a performance by rockers Foster The People at the event hosted annually by the Rocket Man and his partner David Furnish.

The invitation is expected to raise $25,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
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Elton John & David Furnish Worry Their Son Will Be 'Stigmatized'

February 10th, 2012 11:00am EST
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Elton John and his partner David Furnish have sought out advice from counselors over fears their son will be "stigmatized" for having two gay dads.

The couple became parents to 13-month-old Zachary on Christmas Day 2010 via a surrogate mother.

Elton has opened up previously about how they are expecting to face "challenges" as a same-sex couple bringing up a son, and now Furnish has revealed they have spoken to experts on how best to handle their child's upbringing.

The filmmaker tells Britain's Attitude magazine, "I think he's going to have a lot of attention thrust upon him. He's going ...
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Elton John's Husband David Furnish Slams Madonna

January 16th, 2012 3:46pm EST
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Film producer David Furnish was left fuming after Madonna beat out his partner Elton John to win the Best Original Song trophy at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, insisting her win proved voting isn't based on "merit".

Elton and the Like a Virgin hit-maker engaged in a friendly war of words on the red carpet ahead of the ceremony after the Rocket Man singer told reporters his one-time pop pal didn't have "a f**king chance of winning."

Madonna hit back by asking journalists if Elton was "wearing a dress."

The Material Girl eventually emerged triumphant as her track Masterpiece from W....
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Elton John Moves Forward With 'Rocketman' Movie

September 22nd, 2011 11:32am EDT
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Elton John is moving forward with plans to turn his life story into a major movie-musical.

The veteran musician is teaming with his film producer partner David Furnish and Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall to work on Rocketman, which will tell the story of the star's life and career through his music.

Elton will serve as executive producer and the collaboration will mark his second project with Hall, who worked on the Billy Elliot stage adaptation with the singer/songwriter, who wrote the soundtrack.

Producer Steve Hamilton Shaw tells Deadline.com, "Rocketman will be a radically different ...
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Gay Celebrities Who Are Out And Proud!

June 14th, 2011 10:00am EDT
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Times really have changed in the media in terms of being proud and loud about sexuality. From the controversial episode of Ellen where she shouted out that she was gay, to the countless series today with gay characters as the stars. In honor of Gay Pride Month, we took a look at a few celebrities who are out and proud.

Cute couple, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi weren’t shy about their love when they exchanged vows three years ago. Ellen told People magazine on that day, "What can I say? I'm the luckiest girl in the world," says DeGeneres. "She's officially off the market. No one e...
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Elton John Competes For 'Britain Dad Of The Year' Award

May 28th, 2011 9:30am EDT
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Elton John and his partner David Furnish will compete against soccer star David Beckham and singer Rod Stewart to be named "Britain's Dads of the Year."

Elton and Furnish, who welcomed baby Zachary last Christmas with the help of a surrogate mother, are the first gay couple to be shortlisted for the Premier Inn Celebrity Dad of the Year prize.

Australian singer Peter Andre, who took the title last year, has also been nominated, along with British pop star Gary Barlow.

A spokesperson for the contest says, "Peter Andre, the reigning champion, has once again made the shortlist so it will be...
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Elton John: 'Diana Would Be Very Happy With William's Choice'

April 25th, 2011 4:16pm EDT
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Elton John is confident Prince William's late mother Princess Diana would approve of her son's bride-to-be Kate Middleton, insisting his dear friend would be "very, very happy" about the impending nuptials.

The Rocket Man hit-maker and his partner David Furnish will be among the guests as the British royal exchanges vows with Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London on Friday.

Elton admits the day will be bittersweet without the groom's mother, Princess Diana, in attendance, and returning to the venue where he sang at the late royal's funeral 14 years ago will bring back painful memories...
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Elton John And David Furnish To Attend Royal Wedding

March 2nd, 2011 8:26am EST
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Elton John and his partner David Furnish have been invited to the royal wedding in London next month - much to the rocker's surprise.

The Rocket Man recently stated he was not expecting to be invited to perform for foreign royals and dignitaries at the wedding, while quietly trying to avoid telling the media he would be a guest. He ruled out a performance on the big day - insisting he didn't really know Prince William and his bride-to-be.

The rocker famously performed a special version of his Candle in the Wind hit at the funeral of William's mother Princess Diana in 1997 - and music in...
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Neil Patrick Harris' Dream Play Date for his Kids

February 27th, 2011 2:30pm EST
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Neil Patrick Harris got his dream 'play date' for his twins Harper and Gideon - Elton John's new baby Zachary.

The How I Met Your Mother Star was one of the first celebrities to congratulate the Rocket Man and partner David Furnish on the arrival of the tot via a surrogate mother in December, and invited the couple to bring little Zachary to play with his newborn children with partner David Burtka.

And Harris got his wish - the legendary rocker arranged the date straight away, and the actor reveals he was impressed by the pair's parenting skills.

He tells Access Hollywood, "Elton and Dav...
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