Elton John To Marry Partner as England Legalizes Gay Marriage

Elton John and David Furnish

Let the wedding bells ring.

Over the years, Elton John has grown to become one of Britain's most prominent gay musicians. John and his long time partner, David Furnish, were one of the first couples to come together under the law when Britain first legalized the Civil Partnership Act back in December 2005. Therefore, our attention naturally turned to John and Furnish when news broke that England and Wales were legalizing gay marriage.

When John revealed in an exclusive interview on the Today Show that he would indeed be marrying Furnish in the near future, we rejoiced. But there is more exciting news! The wedding may come sooner than expected. "As early as May," he told NBC’s Matt Lauer.

John and Furnish already have two children, three-year old Zachary and one-year-old Elijah, who were born via surrogacy. According to John, their children will be at the wedding but it will be a small and intimate ceremony to celebrate their love. "We will do it [get married] quietly," he said.

Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval back in July but this past Friday marked the first day that same-sex couples were allowed to tie the knot.

John shares that he is "very proud of Britain and the laws that we've seen come into existence since we've been together." He added that, "For this legislation to come through is joyous, and we should celebrate it."

Congratulations to the happy couple!