Elton John & David Furnish Welcome Second Baby & They're Old Enough to Be His Grandparents

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Elton, David & son Zachary
Congrats are definitely in order for Elton John, who welcomed his second baby with husband David Furnish via a surrogate on Friday, January 11.

Elton and David called their new addition Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, and the "little" guy weighed in at a healthy 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

The couple is, of course, over the moon about giving their son, Zachary, a sibling. Of Elijah's birth, they released a statement saying:

Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable. The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way. It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.

Aww! What a couple of incredibly dedicated and amazing dads! Yeah, yeah, I know all fathers are excited when they venture into the parenthood phase of their lives, but considering Elton is 65 years old and David is 50, technically they're old enough to be their kids' grandparents, so they must really be into the whole "being a dad" thing.

Yes, Elton John is 65 -- can you believe that? (I estimated him to be somewhere in his early 50s until I looked up his age.)

Ok, before I go any further, let me reiterate that I'm so, so happy for Elton and David. But honestly, can you imagine having a new baby in the house when you're in your 60s? I sure can't. Heck, it was tough enough to maintain a decent energy level with a newborn when I was 28, which makes me think getting through long days and sleepless nights nearly 40 years later is probably a bit on the challenging side.

(Yes, I'm well aware that Elton and David are celebs and probably have quite a few nannies. Just go with it.)

And before you try and say that age is only a number, let me try and put things into perspective a bit. If this were a 65-year-old female celebrity who'd just had her second baby, don't you think she'd be getting a little bit of backlash over choosing to have a child at that age? Take Goldie Hawn, for example. She's 67, and a grandmother, but how do you think people would react if she suddenly became a mom again? (Yeah, that's what I thought.)

Be honest, would you want to have a baby at 65?

 

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LeeshaE LeeshaE

I think anytime parents of a certain age have a child that there becomes that issue is it fair that this child will likely deal with the loss of their parent at such a young age and therefore the life experiences the child will have without said parent. Yeah there is that risk at any age but when the average male life expectancy in the US is 76 I cannot help but think that's a bit selfish.

handy... handy0318

I can't even fathom having a baby at my age (51)... nor would I think it fair to the kid.  My mom is now 76 and I lost my dad a few  years ago.  My in-law's are also in their late 70's. It's hard enough balancing life with caring for my elder parents now as a full adult.  But, dealing with aging parent issues at age 20?  

efilitha efilitha

I had my Amy on 25 so when i'm 65 I would be a granny. Yeah that sound odd to have my own child at 65. Would be very risky and tiring.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Nope. I would LOVE to know if a couple average gay men in a comitted relationship would be able to adopt a child as easily as they can. Bet not.

JSGM83 JSGM83

I worry about the future, so no I wouldn't.  If I had a baby at 65 the child would be graduating high school when I was 83.  Its still a smallish percentage of people that even live that long, and even if you do make it to that age you are extra lucky if you are still healthy.  I was raised by older parents, and both of them had serious health issues before I was out of high school.  It made things difficult for all of us.  I wouldn't wish that on any child.

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