Elton John Sings Godmother Lady Gaga’s Praises
Elton John has heaped praise on Lady Gaga for taking her role as a good godmother so seriously. The “Rocket Man” star and his husband, David Furnish, asked the 29-year-old to serve as godmother to their first son, Zachary, following his birth via surrogate in December 2010.
She also took on the role for their second child, three-year-old Elijah, and John reveals he has been blown away by Gaga’s hands-on approach to the job, in spite of the Oscar nominee’s hectic work schedule. “She buys them presents on their birthdays and at Christmas, but more than anything, she’s a good godmother,” John gushed on U.S. daytime show The Talk. “She comes and she bathes them, and she sings to them, and she tells them stories, which is the best thing of all; it’s the personal thing… It’s easy to buy a present and send it round; she doesn’t just do that, she comes round and spends time with the children and that’s what I love about her.” Gaga’s dedication to the kids has also helped John and Furnish keep their boys grounded as they strive to teach them the value of money and the importance of taking responsibility. “They’re kind of spoiled already because they don’t live in a normal house; we don’t live a normal lifestyle per se,” the 68-year-old explained. “(But) we try not to spoil them. They get £1 ($1.40) pocket money a week. They have three little dishes: one for pocket money, one for savings, and one for charity, and to do that (earn the pocket money), they have to do chores around the house. They help with the garden with the gardeners, they help take their plates up (after dinner), they help tidy their room. I just give them a sense of responsibility because God knows, they don’t live a normal life, there’s no pretending about that.”