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- Posted on Dec 28th 2010 11:00AM by John D. Luerssen
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"We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," John, 62, and Furnish, 42, said in a joint statement released to Us Magazine on Monday. "Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are proud and happy parents."
The news comes 15 months after John and Furnish -- who met 17 years ago and were married in a 2005 civil partnership ceremony in England -- tried to adopt a young Ukrainian boy. That country's government denied the couple's request to adopt an orphan named Lev.
In an interesting coincidence, the Rocket Man first sang of a holiday birth in his legendary early-'70s hit 'Levon.' In the tune, John crooned of the song's character, "he was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas Day".