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Elton John chooses lesbian couple as godparents for son

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Published: Monday, January 10, 2011, 15:57 [IST]

London (ANI): Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have chosen two of their oldest and dearest friends, not belonging to his celebrity coterie, as godmothers for their two-week-old son Zachary. The couple has selected Scottish-educated magazine editor Ingrid Sischy and her lesbian partner Sandy Brant to be Zachary"s moral guardians.

“Elton could have picked anyone from the world of showbusiness to be godparents but he chose a couple of dear friends who will take their role seriously," the Daily Mail quoted a close pal of the superstar as saying.

“Ingrid and Sandy are two of the most genuine people they know. They were among a handful of people Elton entrusted with the details of the surrogate pregnancy. Zachary means everything to Elton and David and they have chosen Ingrid and Sandy as godmothers for the traditional reason: to take care of the child"s welfare in case something happens to them," said the pal.

Another friend added, “Elton and David still haven"t decided exactly how many godparents to have. They want to have a member of David"s family and they may still choose someone else who is high profile." Meanwhile, Elton"s spokesman declined to disclose any detail to the report saying, “I don"t have a comment. It"s a private matter."

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