Elton John: "Not Being Able to Adopt Broke My Heart"Mara Siegler
The singer and his partner David Furnish were hoping to adopt two Ukrainian children they met on an orphanage tour last year. Sadly, they were not approved.
Because they are “not traditionally married” and too old.
The 63 year old Rocket Man doesn’t think he’s over the hill. “I’d said until that point, ‘No, I’m too old (to adopt).’ Then I thought, ‘You know what Elton, you’re not too old. You’re still very young at heart. You’ve done everything you possibly can in your career, the only thing you haven’t done is be a good parent.'”
And he’s not giving up! “There were too many laws that said we couldn’t do it in the Ukraine and it broke our hearts because we fell in love with these kids. Life is all about learning, trying to change what you are. I think a child would possibly be the icing on the cake but, so far, no.”
So far…but who knows? For the record Elton, you can adopt me.
In the meantime, he has 10 godchildren (10!) to watch over including David and Victoria Beckham’s son Brooklyn and Liz Hurley’s child Damien.