David Furnish: Toronto, Ontario, Canada on October 25, 1962.
How Elton and David Met:
Guests at the party included Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Liz Hurley, Paul O'Grady, Sir Tim Rice, Bryan Adams, Cilla Black, Jake Shears, Jimmy Choo, Kid Rock, Lulu, Trinny Woodall, Susannah Constantine, and Gary Barlow.
Superintendent Registrar Clair Williams and Registrar Peter Edwards were the officiates for the ceremony.
Their parents were at the small ceremony and acted as witnesses. They took their parents to lunch in a black Rolls-Royce after the ceremony.
Hundreds of fans were along the streets near Guildhall Hall.
Reception:A lavish $1.75 million party complete with lots of vintage pink champagne and lamb for 700 guests, including Victoria Beckham, George Michael, Lulu, Donatella Versace, Sting and his wife Trudi, Hugh Grant, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Naomi Campbell, Jemima Khan, Sharon Stone, Claudia Schiffer, and Elizabeth Hurley was held in two giant white tents erected on the grounds of Elton's mansion near Windsor.
Honeymoon:Their secret honeymoon was planned by David for the beginning of 2006.
Children:Elton and David have two sons. Both boys were born via surrogate mothers.
- Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John: Born December 2010 in California.
- Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John: Born January 2013 in California.
Education:Elton attended the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Occupations:Sir Elton John: Grammy award winning performer, composer, singer, and actor. Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
David Furnish: Filmmaker, producer, and director.
Interests:Elton enjoys tennis and owns approximately 21 dogs.
- Renate Blauel: Elton and Renate met in mid-1982 while they were working on an album at AIR studio in London. Elton and Renate were married on 2/14/1984 at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Sydney, Australia. Elton wore lavender and white at their wedding. They later had a second ceremony in England for John's family. Their no-fault divorce was officially announced on November 18, 1988. Part of the divorce settlement for Renate was a 17th-century cottage in Surrey and reportedly $45 million.
Elton: "I regret it to this day because I was not honest with Renate. I married her while I knew that my truth was different. I find her a beautiful woman, she could have ruined me financially but she hasn't done that. That is what I call true friendship."
Elton on why he married Renate: "Even though I knew I was gay, I thought this woman was attractive and that being married would cure me of everything wrong in my life."
Quotes about Relationships:
Source: BBC. 11/2005.
David about his relationship with Elton: "I've always considered myself committed to Elton and he's the person that
I want to spend the rest of my life with. So in that sense, I don't feel like
the dynamic of our relationship is going to change."
Source: BBC. 11/2005.
Elton about his relationship with David: "Meeting David has been the greatest thing to happen to me. Yes, we spend a lot of time apart and it's hard, but we make it work."
Source: E! Online. 4/25/2005.
Elton on his reasons for wanting to get married in England: "Im not going to run away to Australia and get married. Its very important that I get married in Britain, because I feel its the only place that I could do it."
Source: Scotsman.com. 4/25/2005.
Elton about plans: "We haven't set a date and it surely won't be a big public ceremony but I would like to place my life in his hands with a wedding vow. I have never been so happy."
Source: The Age. 11/2004.