Elton John and David Furnish Are Too Busy For Kids

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Elton John and David FurnishElton John and his partner David Furnish won’t be having kids anytime soon — because they’re too busy.

“I don’t think our lives are suited to raising children,” Furnish, 46, told People magazine. “We’re busy flying places all the time.

“Elton is not really going to come off the road. We don’t want to put the raising of children into the hands of nannies and housekeepers. We want to be active parents. We have godchildren [and] kids that we support in Africa, so we’re fine.”

Furnish, and John, 62, have 10 godchildren, including the offspring of pals Victoria Beckham and Elizabeth Hurley.

Elton and David — who had dated for 12 years — were joined in a civil partnership in December 2005, under a then-new British law for same-sex couples. “When all the dust settled,” David adds, “we looked at each other and said, ‘Wow, this feels really nice.’

“We did it in Britain in a civil partnership, initially for human rights reasons. We recognized it as ground-breaking legislation we wanted to send a message out to the world that we felt it was something that deserved recognition and support.”