Elton John & David Furnish to Wed in May in England

3.31.2014

By Jerry Portwood

The couple will have their sons Elijah and Zachary with them for the UK ceremony

Photograph by M. Sharkey for Out

Elton John and David Furnish entered a British civil partnership eight years ago. But with same-sex couples finally allowed to legally wed in the UK, the couple had publicly declared that they would also use March 29 as the day to get married publicly. Now, it seems the power couple are considering getting married in an English registry office in May, according to Doug Elfman at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“We don’t feel the need to take an extra step legally. But since we’re committed for life, we feel it’s really important to take that step, and take advantage of that amazing change in legislation. We all live by example,” Furnish said.

Furnish said that civil partnership changed them more than they expected. “After we did it, we felt this amazing sense of commitment and happiness we didn’t anticipate happening. It’s a really nice thing,” Furnish said. “Initially, the political side of you is like, ‘No, no, we must have equality.’ When you finally get it, it’s like, ‘Oh my god, this feels really nice.’ It’s a lifting thing.”

When asked why he and Elton weren't throwing another big wedding party, Furnish answered: “We do like big parties. Over eight years ago, we had 650 people on the 21st of December at our house in Windsor. But with the kids, everything is different. I think what we’ll do is go to a registry office in England in May, and take the boys with us, and a couple of witnesses.”
We also learned that Furnish, 51, as large tattoos of the boys’ names on the inside of his forearms in Old Gothic script, “Elijah” on the left arm, “Zachary” on the right. Elton has their names tattooed on his back, according to Furnish.

Elton released his Diving Board album last year and has also been promoting his The Million Dollar Piano concert film. Tom Hardy is said to be playing '70s-era Elton in a planned Rocketman biopic.

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