The couple hope Zachary will have a happy childhood


Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish are concerned that their 13-month-old son will be the victim of bullies when he gets older.

Elton, 64, and David, 49, fear that Zachary Jackson Levon will be teased for being in the spotlight and having 2 fathers.

‘I think he’s going to have a lot of attention thrust upon him,’ says David.

‘He’s going to be potentially doubly stigmatised because one of his parents is extremely famous and because he comes from 2 dads.’

The couple – who entered into a civil partnership in 2005 – became parents on Christmas Day 2010 when Zachary was born via a surrogate mother. 

They’re already taking steps to make sure their son understands why his family set-up might be a little different from his peers’.

‘We’ve taken advice from counsellors,’ David tells the Daily Star.

‘We’ve also put a whole scrapbook together about his creation, the people who 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.’

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