Sir Elton John, David Furnish, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, US Cover

US Weekly

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, hello diaper duty!

Pop legend Elton John and his longtime partner, David Furnish, had their holiday wish come true after the birth of their first child via surrogate on Christmas Day.

Now the couple are showing off their tiny dancer for the first time...

John and Furnish posed with son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John for the latest Us Weekly cover, which hits newsstands on Wednesday.

"I've never felt anything like it in my life," the 63-year-old singer and first-time dad told the magazine about the moment he held Zachary in his arms. "You're so awestruck. What can you say? You take it in. The feeling, the joy, the warmth of his body, his breathing...I will never forget that experience ever."

Furnish, a film director who's been by John's side going on 17 years now (the duo tied the knot in 2005), is equally ecstatic about their boy, calling him a "content little guy...He's very peaceful...he just loves to be nurtured, cuddled and sung to."

No doubt Zachary will be watching The Lion King and doing some singing of his own in due time.

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