Who is Elton John’s husband David Furnish? – The Sun
DAVID Furnish has been with Elton John for almost three decades, and the couple now have two children together.
The filmmaker's husband will take to the stage at the Brit Awards 2021 with 4,000 people in attendance.
Who is David Furnish and what's his background?
David Furnish was born on October 25, 1962, in Toronto, Canada.
His father, Jack Furnish, was a director at a pharmaceutical company and he is the middle of three brothers.
David graduated from university in 1985 after studying business administration.
He was later recruited by advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, where he was transferred to London to the company's board.
He has since applied his talents to film-making, famously directing the Elton John documentary Tantrums & Tiaras in 1997, as well as producing Pride and Predator in 2009 and Gnomeo & Juliet in 2011.
He also serves on the board of the Elton John Aids charity and is a contributing editor to Tatler and a regular columnist for GQ.
In June 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, online magazine and newspaper Queerty named him, along with Sir Elton, as one of the Pride50 "trailblazing individuals who actively ensure society remains moving towards equality, acceptance and dignity for all queer people."
How did Elton John and David Furnish meet?
Elton John, 56, met his now husband David Furnish, 72, at a dinner party held at the singer's house in 1993, after telling a friend he wanted to meet new people.
Elton had recently stopped drinking and was rebuilding a new life in sobriety.
I rang up a friend in London and said, ‘Could you please rattle some new people together for dinner here Saturday?'” Elton told Parade in 2010.
And as they say, the rest is history.
When did David Furnish and Elton John get married?
Elton John and David Furnish began dating in 1993.
In May 2005 Elton popped the question at a dinner party in one of their homes in Old Windsor.
The pair entered into a civil partnership in December of that year with the ceremony taking place in Windsor.
After the legalisation of gay marriage in 2014, the pair retroactively converted their civil partnership to a marriage.
The ceremony was held in Windsor on their ninth anniversary on December 21, 2014.
Do David Furnish and Elton John have any children?
David and Elton had their first child, Zachary, in December 2010.
In 2013 they had their second son Elijah through the same surrogate.
Sir Elton said about them: "They're fantastic young boys, they have good hearts and compassionate, kind personalities."
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