After months of speculation, Sir Elton John has confirmed that Lady Gaga is godmother to his son Zachary.
In his first TV interview following Zachary’s birth, Elton reveals he and partner David Furnish invited Born This Way singer Gaga to be more involved in their son’s life.
“Yes, yes she is,” John said when asked if Gaga was one of Zachary’s godparents. “When you get to the real person under there, there’s a real simple person under there who loves her parents.”
Furnish told Walters, according to MTV, “Zachary’s going to inherit an incredible musical legacy from his father one day, and she will be a good person to guide him through the ins and outs of the music business, ’cause she sure knows everything about the business now.”
The confirmation comes after months of speculation by the media. MTV UK reports that Furnish was reluctant to confirm that Gaga was the godmother, but told reporters in February, “We haven’t publicly confirmed that yet but your sources are very good! I prefer not to comment on it because we are going to make a statement about godparents later on.”
For his part, John has been joking about the rumors for some time. During his hosting stint on ‘Saturday Night Live’ on April 2, he joked, “For those of you concerned that we are unusual parents, do not worry. It’s not like we are the only two people involved in the child’s life. His godmother is Lady Gaga. That’s true, that’s not a joke … which is ironic because I’ve always said that Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids. And Gaga loves Mars. She says Mars has good schools and great discos.”