.

Elton John to Wed Partner

Rock legend seeks civil partnership with longtime boyfriend

April 25, 2005 12:00 AM ET

Elton John, 58, has announced his plans to marry longtime partner David Furnish, 42. The two plan to hold a civil partnership ceremony in December or in early 2006 in Windsor, near London. "Meeting David has been the greatest thing to happen to me," John told British tabloid the Daily Mirror of his boyfriend of eleven years.

The union became possible when the United Kingdom legalized civil partnerships in December of last year. John's publicist stated that the singer's primary motivation for the marriage is the tax break now available to both married couples and civil partnerships. This will be John's second marriage: He married German music engineer Renate Blauel in 1984, and the couple divorced four years later.

John will be touring North America and Europe until late this year, beginning on April 28th in Kansas City, Missouri. Acknowledging his busy schedule, the singer said, "There will be no honeymoon. I'm on tour."

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“You Oughta Know”

Alanis Morissette | 1995

This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com