Elton John Marries Longtime Partner David Furnish
Elton John married his longtime partner David Furnish Sunday in a ceremony at their Windsor estate in Berkshire, England. The couple entered into a civil partnership in 2005, but legislation passed in the United Kingdom earlier this year allowed John and Furnish to finally tie the knot, Us Weekly reports. True to their words, the newlyweds have been posting photos of the ceremony and reception on John’s newly christened Instagram account.
While John previously hinted at a “quiet” wedding with their children and family, the “Rocket Man” singer kickstarted his Instagram with a photo that read “Sir Elton John and David Furnish request the pleasure of your company to celebrate their wedding,” inviting fans to follow along with the special day. The couple, who have been together since 1993, have been posting photos from throughout their December 21st ceremony, including their wedding lunch menu.
“I’m very proud of Britain and the laws that we’ve seen come into existence since we’ve been together,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer told The Today Show earlier this year. “Having our civil partnership was an incredible breakthrough for people that have campaigned for a long time — through the Sixties and the Fifties in England when it was so hard to be gay and hard to be open about it. And it was a criminal act. So for this legislation to come through is joyous, and we should celebrate it. We shouldn’t just say, ‘Oh, well we have a civil partnership. We’re not going to bother to get married.’ We will get married.”