Elton John's Married Life With Partner of 25 Years David Furnish, "Our love has grown stronger and stronger"

News by Kiara Watson Published on 11 Apr,2018 Updated on 11 Apr,2018

Elton John and David Furnish; first couple to enter into Civil Partnership in the UK. The pair who started dating in 1993 got married in 2014 and has two children.

  • Legendary singer and pianist John is married to his partner of 25 years, Davis Furnish in December 2014. He confirmed to be bisexual in 1976.
  • They together have two children; sons, Zachary Jackson Levon and Elijah Joseph Daniel. 
  • John was previously married to Renate Blaue from 1984 to 1988.

Musician Elton John Is Happily Married To Husband David Furnish Along With Their Children: Details About Their Beautiful Love Story

Elton John and his longtime partner David Furnish first met in 1993 and they are inseparable since then. Furnish, 55, is a filmmaker, producer, and director.

CAPTION: Elton John,71, and David Furnish, 55, met in 1993 and married in 2014 after dating for 21 years SOURCE: Heavy

Recalling the past, the 71-year-old legendary singer said to Parade back in 2010:

"I went back to my house in Windsor for a while. I wanted meet new people so I rang up a friend in London and said, 'Could you please rattle some new people together for dinner here Saturday?" I was attracted to David immediately," Elton reflected. "He was very well dressed, very shy. The next night we had dinner."

After 12 years of relationship, John proposed his then-boyfriend in May 2005 at a dinner party in Old Windsor. Later in December of the same year, the couple become a civil partners becoming the first pair in the UK to enter into civil partnership.

John and his husband together welcomed their first son, Zachary Jackson Levon in December 2010 via surrogacy. Two years later, they welcomed their second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel on January 11, 2013, via the same surrogate.


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The couple shares a close bond with the surrogate. Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter explained: 

“We have a very close bond with her and were in constant touch throughout the pregnancy, getting updates, seeing scans and sharing all the little details that make those nine months so exciting. She has given us two amazing gifts and we in turn have a duty of care to her and are fiercely protective of her anonymity.”

Lady Gaga is the godmother of their sons whereas they themselves are the godfathers of David Beckham and Victoria Beckham’s son, Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham.

Their relationship became even stronger after the birth of their children. He once said in an interview:

“Throughout our lives we have both loved and been loved, but the love of a parent for his or her child is different to anything else, as all parents will know. You find new depths of love, and experience pure joy.” 

The couple eventually tied the knot in December 2014 after the marriage became legal in England in March 2014 in Windsor.  


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Early this year, John announced he is retiring from touring and he made the decision so that he can spend some more time with his sons and husband. He explained:

“Having had children and seeing how much joy they brought to us, I thought, ‘Do you know what? I want to spend more time with them. I have to spend more time with them. I’m their father, David is their father. They give us so much joy. I don’t want to miss too much.'”

John and  Furnish are together for over 25 years now and their relationship is going stronger as ever which John once said: 

"Our love has grown stronger and stronger. And you have to work at it, you know you're married."

The pair has been engaged in several charities together especially focusing on HIV and AIDS. They were also awarded the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award in 2014. 

On 10th April 2018, a tribute concert, Elton John: I’m Still Standing -A GRAMMY Salute was held at Madison Square Gardena. Singers Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, SZA, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara and Maren Morris performed in John's several hit number as a tribute to legendary musician's for his five-decade-long dedication to the entertainment industry.

Cyrus performed in The Bitch Is Back, Sheeran in Candle in the Wind, Cara in I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues in the concert.

Elton John Was Previously Married To Renate Blaue: His Past Relationship Details

John was in a romantic relationship with several women before he came out as gay in 1988. He confirmed of being bisexual in 1976.   

CAPTION: Elton John and Renate Blaue: They tied the knot in 1984 and divorced on 18 November 1988 SOURCE: Hello Magazine

He came out in an interview with Rolling Stone when asked about his sexuality:

“I said, ‘I’ve been waitin’ for people to ask me this. It’s not exactly a secret. I live with my manager. I’m openly gay outside. I don’t have a girlfriend. And nobody’s ever actually out — I just thought it was common knowledge.'”

John was previously married to a sound engineer, Renate Blaue. They tied the knot in 1984 in a ceremony in Australia. They divorced on 18 November 1988.  

Talking about his first marriage, John said in 2017:

“Many years ago, I chose Australia for my wedding to a wonderful woman for whom I have so much love and admiration. I wanted more than anything to be a good husband, but I denied who I really was, which caused my wife sadness, and caused me huge guilt and regret. To be worthy of someone’s love, you have to be brave enough and clear eyed enough to be honest with yourself and your partner.” 

John was also engaged to  Linda Woodrow in the 1960s. Woodrow is his first girlfriend and the song, Someone Saved My Life Tonight was inspired by her.

Elton John: Quick Facts

  • Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England to Stanley Dwight and Sheila Eileen.
  • He is British and is Caucasian as per ethnicity.
  • His height is 5' 7¾" (1.72 m).
  • He started playing piano since he was four years old.
  • John is also known as Sharon, The Rocket Man and The Pinball Wizard.
  • He attended Pinner Wood Junior School, Reddiford School, and Pinner County Grammar School.
  • John became Chairman of Watford Football Club for twice.
  • He has epilepsy. 
  • He is fond of Indian food.
  • John auditioned for the lead singer of the band King Crimson.
  • During the 1970s and 1980s, he was drug and alcohol addiction and bulimia. 
  • John's estimated net worth is $500 million as per Celebrity Net worth whereas The Richest claims it is $480 million.