Little Zachary just recently celebrated his first birthday, but his parents Elton John and David Furnish are already looking at the challenges that may lie ahead for their son.
“I think he’s going to have a lot of attention thrust upon him. He’s going to be potentially double stigmatised, because one of his parents is extremely famous and secondly because he comes from two dads,” Elton tells Attitude magazine.
The ‘Rocket Man’ singer says that he and his longtime partner plan to be open and honest as Zachary grows up: “We’ve taken advice from counsellors. We’ve put a whole scrapbook together about his creation and the people that were involved in the process and how the intent was about love.”
“We’re going to raise him to be proud of who he is and understand that he came from a relationship that was taking the love we have for each other to a more dedicated and committed level.”
Elton is getting set to celebrate a milestone birthday of his own next year: He’ll be 65! Though he became a parent later in life, he says that fatherhood has been a transformative experience.
“I can’t tell you how brilliant this year has been and how much love he’s brought us and how much we’re getting. We thought the civil partnership brought us together, but having a child has been magnificent,” gushes the superstar, adding, “I don’t feel 65, which I will be next year. Now, having a kid, there’s so much more to do. There’s so much more I want to see happen before I die.”