ABC will broadcast a Barbara Walters
interview with singer Elton John and his partner David Furnish on
The couple entered a UK civil
partnership in 2005 and welcomed baby Zachary on Christmas day.
On the ABC daytime talk show The
View, Walters congratulated the couple: “I love Elton John and
David Furnish. I'm very happy for them.”
“In the interview, John and Furnish
will discuss why they wanted a child, how they kept the baby a huge
secret until he was born and how fatherhood has changed them both,”
ABC said in a press release.
One way fatherhood has changed John is
his endorsement of gay marriage. In 2008, the
singer said he was satisfied with civil unions. But at a January
concert to benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), a
group formed specifically to support a challenge to California's gay
marriage ban, Proposition 8, he
railed against opponents of the institution.
It is the first major U.S. television
interview since the birth of the couple's son.