Elton plans to scale back on his career commitments now that he and his partner have become parents to a baby boy.
Zachary was born by a surrogate mother in California on Christmas Day. This came about with help from the Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc., a world-renowned surrogacy agency with offices in Encino, California and Annapolis, Maryland.
The CSP, which was established because of a belief that couples who are ready and willing to take on the responsibility of parenthood deserve that opportunity, said they are proud of their involvement with Elton and David Furnish.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “The past year has been leading up to this. Zach is now Sir Elton’s life. This means there is now an heir to his throne, his millions and his legacy.
“Anyone who thinks that he won’t pull his weight in changing nappies and getting up in the night is wrong. His new focus is family life with David and their son.
“Designers have been called about working on the nursery.”
The source also said the couple – who took advantage of changing laws on gay marriage to be one of the first same sex couples to tie the knot in England in 2005 — are planning a huge party to celebrate Zach’s birth.
The source added, “There are plans for a suitably over-the-top bash to mark the birth.
“Most dads wet the baby’s head after the birth, but Elton doesn’t drink and there will be plenty of gifts — so a post-birth shower is more appropriate.
“There is a lot of celebrating to do once Elton and David are back in England. But for the moment they are just enjoying these first precious moments with their son.
“Both are thrilled but it is Elton in particular who is overwhelmed with joy.”