David Furnish is the husband of That’s What Friends Are For singer Elton John. These two lovebirds have been together since the 1990s and they got married later on. They ended up walking down the aisle in the year 2014.
Continue reading further to catch deep insights into the personal and professional life of David Furnish, husband of the music maestro Elton John.
What does David Furnish do for a living?
For those of you who are unversed, let us tell you David Furnish is a filmmaker and businessman by profession. He was born on October 25, 1962, in Toronto, Canada. His dad, Jack Furnish, was a director at a pharmaceutical company, meanwhile not much is known about his mom Gladys.
David is the middle child, he has one elder brother whose name is John and a younger brother named Peter. He graduated from the Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute in 1981.
Soon afterward, David enrolled at the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, and received an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (HBA) in 1985.
After a while, Furnish was recruited by the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, and he was ultimately transferred to London to the company’s board. Apart from this, he also used his skills to step into the world of entertainment.
David wore the director’s cap for Elton John’s documentary Tantrums & Tiaras in 1997. In addition to this, he also produced a few films including Pride and Predator in 2009 and Gnomeo & Juliet in 2011.
The 59-year-old also serves on the board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and in the past, he has been spotted in public while attending fundraisers and other events in support of that cause. He is also a contributing editor for Tatler magazine and is a regular columnist for GQ and Interview.
In June of 2019, during an event held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, online magazine and newspaper Queerty, named him, along with Sir Elton John, as one of the Pride50 “trailblazing individuals who actively ensure society remains moving towards equality, acceptance, and dignity for all queer people.”
How did David Furnish and Elton John meet?
David Furnish and Elton John crossed paths for the first time at a dinner party held at the singer’s house in the year 1993 after the rock star told a friend that he wanted to meet some new people. At that point in time, Elton had recently stopped drinking and was trying to build a life in sobriety.
During a 2010 interview with Parade, the Can You Feel The Love Tonight star spilled the beans on his personal life and went on to say, “I rang up a friend in London and said, ‘Could you please rattle some new people together for dinner here Saturday?’” And the rest is history.
Elton told the media outlet, “I was attracted to David immediately. He was very well dressed, very shy. The next night we had dinner. After it, we consummated our relationship. We fell in love very quickly.”
When did Elton John and David Furnish get married?
David Furnish and Elton John started dating each other in the year 1993. The We All Fall In Love Sometimes crooner popped the big question to the love of his life, David in May of 2005 at a dinner party in one of their homes in Old Windsor.
Then, David and Elton entered into a civil partnership in December of the same year. Back in the day, the ceremony took place in Windsor Guildhall in England. After a while, same-sex marriage became legal in the United Kingdom in March 2014.
Post the legalization of gay marriage in the United Kingdom, the pair decided to convert their civil partnership into a marriage. David and Elton said their vows in Windsor, Berkshire, on December 21, 2014, which also marked the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership.
During an earlier interaction, John said, “There is a world of difference between calling someone your ‘partner’ and calling them your ‘husband’. ‘Partner’ is a word that should be preserved for people you play tennis with, or work alongside in business. It doesn’t come close to describing the love that I have for David, and he for me. In contrast, ‘husband’ does.”
How many kids do David Furnish and Elton John have?
David Furnish and Elton John are proud parents of two kids. The pair welcomed their first child, a son named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, via surrogacy on December 25, 2010, in California.
Their second child joined them earthside in 2013. Elton and David’s second baby, a son named Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, was born on January 11, 2013, via the same surrogate.
In an interview with Daily Mirror, Elton John talked about his two sons, Zachary and Elijah, and said, “They’re fantastic young boys, they have good hearts and compassionate, kind personalities.”
John went on to say, “We just want to be there for them, guide the as best we can. It’s all you can do really, as a parent.” Every now and then, Elton and David keep sharing photos of their two sons on their social media accounts.
David Furnish is pretty active on Instagram
Yes, Elton’s husband David Furnish has a profile on the social media platform Instagram. At this moment, he has 1,120 posts on his Instagram feed and he boasts a fanbase of around 250k followers on the social networking platform.
His Instagram bio reads, “CEO Rocket Entertainment Group, Chairman Elton John AIDS Foundation.” His bio also includes a Global Citizen link that aims to provide help to Ukraine.
When we scrolled through the Instagram feed of David Furnish, we found many pictures of the filmmaker from his trips all over the world and a couple of snaps of him with his husband Elton John, and their two sons.
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