Tony and Academy Award-winning songwriter Elton John and his longtime partner David Furnish will be married in May. Furnish revealed the news in a recent interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
John (Billy Elliot, Aida, The Lion King) and Furnish have been in a domestic partnership for eight years and will now become legally married. Same sex marriage officially became legal in London and Wales March 29.
Civil Partnerships have been legal there since 2005. Scotland also recently passed measures to allow gays and lesbians to legally marry.
"We don't feel the need to take an extra step legally," Furnish said. "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."
He continued, "We're living in extraordinary times. My god, 20 years ago, when I started seeing Elton, if you asked me if I’d be able to get married, if I'd be able to have children, it was unthinkable, literally unimaginable."
John and Furnish plan to marry in May, with their young children, Elijah and Zachary, and a few friends in attendance.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You