ELTON John and her partner David Furnish have announced the birth of their first child, Zachary Jackson Lady Diana Furnish-John ending months of speculation that the legendary singer was pregnant.
The 63 year-old diva gave birth in California on Christmas day to the 7 lb 8 oz bundle of joy, her spokesperson announced yesterday.
Rumours had been circulating since the summer that John was with child after showing the classic tell-tale signs – weight gain, mood swings, and a weak bladder.
Lauren Clark, entertainment editor of the Economist told Seleb Spy:
“For several months I had suspected that Elton was expecting.
“I mean, she had put on weight, was very short-tempered and had a certain glow about her.
“Someone told me she’d just had a session with an overzealous beautician at the spray tan salon. But I knew it was the glow of a pregnant woman.
“Call it female intuition.”
Celebrity friends of the proud parents have been posting messages of congratulations on social networking site Twitter. Academy Award winning actress Liz Hurley wrote:
“Massive congratulations to David and Elton on having their beautiful son. If Elton wants any advice on losing that baby weight she should give me a call.
“I found sticking my fingers down my throat after each meal did the trick.”
David Furnish’s close friend and Strictly Dance Coming star Ann Widdecome wrote:
“It is so wonderful that the baby was born on Christmas Day of all days.
“It is just what Jesus would have wanted.”
Meanwhile a friend of the couple has exclusively revealed to Seleb Spy that leading interior designers have already been enlisted to prepare the new arrival’s nursery.
He said: “Of course the colour scheme will be blue as it’s a boy. No pink or other effeminate colours.
“David and Elton don’t want him to grow up to be some kind of queer.”