Elton John and David Furnish Introduce Their Baby Boy

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011  |  Updated 8:15 AM CDT
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Don't expect Sir Elton John's son to be spoiled with presents, but the newborn has already gotten his first taste of celebrity publicity.

Along with their first ever pictures as a family, the music legend and partner David Furnish talked about new baby Zachary and parenthood in an exclusive interview with British OK! magazine, out Wednesday.

"I'm ready to have a child and lavish my love on our son and not spoil him materially," the British piano man said from his Los Angeles home.

Zachary Jackson Levon entered the world this past Christmas with the help of a surrogate. John, the biological father,  and Furnish, a director and producer, have been together for about a decade.  

 "I've never felt anything like it in my life," said John, 63, about holding Zachary for the first time. "You're so awestruck, I will never forget that feeling ever."

John and Furnish also touch on the heartbreak of their failed adoption attempt. The famous couple had tried to adopt a boy from the Ukraine in 2009, but were denied by the country's government because they did not recognize same-sex marriage laws and John exceed the age limit allowed for adoptions.

 "We feel awful. We keep hitting red tape," Furnish, 48, told OK! "But we're not giving up until they're out and in a safe, supported home."

Selected Reading: OK! Magazine, PopEater, Us Magazine

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