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Elton John to get hitched in May

The two entered into a British civil partnership eight years ago. But, given that Friday marked the first day gays were allowed to exchange vows in England, they've decided to head to the altar again. ‘We don't feel the need to take an extra step legally,’ said Furnish.

‘But since we're committed for life, we feel it's really important to take that step, and take advantage of that amazing change in legislation. We all live by example,’ he added.

In the late 1960s, John was engaged to be married to his first lover, secretary Linda Woodrow, who is mentioned in the song Someone Saved My Life Tonight. He married German recording engineer Renate Blauel in 1984, in Darling Point, Sydney, with speculation that the marriage was a cover for his homosexuality. John had come out as bisexual in a 1976 interview with Rolling Stone,but after his divorce from Blauel in 1988 he told the magazine that he was ‘comfortable’ being gay.
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