Sir Elton John marries partner David Furnish

  • British singer Sir Elton John has formally converted his civil partnership with David Furnish into a marriage. David Furnish, a Canadian/British filmmaker, and director has been a long-term partner of John. They became civil partners in 2005.

    They entered into wedlock at their Windsor estate in Berkshire, about 40 kilometers west of London, with a number of stars in attendance, including David and Victoria Beckham, musician Ed Sheeran and actor David Walliams.

    The couple has two young sons, born by a surrogacy arrangement.
    The couple’s wedding follows legalization of gay marriage in England and Wales in March this year.