Elton John, Husband, Welcome New Baby Boy

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, Elton John attends the premiere of "Nowhere Boy" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)
AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File
LOS ANGELES - Sir Elton John is holding close a new tiny dancer.

The piano man and husband David Furnish have become parents to a 7-pound, 15-ounce baby boy born on Christmas Day. The news was first reported Monday night by USMagazine.com and confirmed to The Associated Press by John's Los Angeles-based publicist.

Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born in California via a surrogate, whose identity is being protected by the new parents.

Zachary is the 62-year-old John's first child with the 48-year-old Furnish. The couple married in 2005.

In a joint statement, the new parents told USMagazine.com that "Zachary is healthy and doing well" and they are "overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment."