Us Weekly Exclusive: Sir Elton John and David Furnish Welcome New Baby

'We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment,' John and Furnish tell Us

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Sir Elton John and David Furnish have become parents to son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, the couple tells UsMagazine.com exclusively.

The baby boy, who was born Dec. 25 in California via a surrogate, weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

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"We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," John and Furnish tell Us in a joint statement. "Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents."

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This is the first child for John, 62, and Furnish, 48. The couple married in 2005 after 12 years together.

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A rep for the couple has stated that they intend to protect and respect the privacy of their surrogate, and will not be discussing any details relating to the surrogacy arrangements.