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Sir Elton John 'Expecting Second Baby'
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish are reportedly expecting a sibling for their son Zachary who is two on Christmas Day.
The Rocket Man singer, 65, and Furnish, 50, who became civil partners in 2005, have made no secret of wanting another child.
Now The Sun reports that another baby is due next year, using the same surrogate who gave birth to Zachery.
A source close to the pair told newspaper: "Elton and David love this lady like a sister and they feel indebted to her for life.
"Naturally she has been well rewarded. But her identity will never be revealed."
The mother is believed to have been recruited via the Centre For Surrogate Parenting in Encino, California.
She is said to be already "several months" pregnant.
The star's staff have been sworn to secrecy but newspaper understands a hunt is on for an extra nanny, who will be based at his mansion in Old Windsor, Berkshire.
Back in the summer, Sir Elton revealed he would like to have another child so that Zachary has someone to play with.
He said: "I'd love to have more children. I want to have a brother or a sister to go to school with him so that he can have someone to play with."
In an interview for NBC's Today show, he talked about the challenges Zachary may face.
"It's going to be heartbreaking for him to grow up and realise he hasn't got a mummy. But he's so happy. I've never seen a more contented child.
"And you have never seen two more contented people as David and I."
Sir Elton, who has made no comment about the report, is currently in Australia for a sell-out tour.
It was arranged after George Michael pulled out of his dates Down Under as he continues his recovery following a life-threatening bout of pneumonia a year ago.
Meanwhile, back in London, Furnish and Hollywood star Kevin Spacey were to co-host the annual Winter Ball which raises money for the Elton John Aids Foundation.
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what do you think?
g a y couples shouldn't be allowed kids. it's wrong.
Well at least they will grow up learning tolerance.....unlike you!
Unbelivable attitude.seriously disgusting that you would say that.you should keep your views to yourself.
Not sure what my views are on this - but interesting clash between the word "tolereance" in Julie's post and the unflinching intolerance of Kerry's... Surely everone DOES have a right to express an opinion about something as important as the upbringing of children. The consequences of getting it wrong are painfully obvious in many of our communities. At the very least this seems to about what Elton John wants - not what the child needs.
this is whats wrong with the world today. all you younger people out there are brainwashed liberal sheep. there is no traditional family values anymore.
If, 'Kneejerks Norman', you are a typical product of 'traditonal family values' (and I don't think you are) then I'm glad there ARE no 'traditional family values' anymore, as you try to make out.
Exactly Mark, the spoilt, tantrum-prone Elton gets what he wants because he can. And the involvement of a third party to create a life has never sat comfortably with me.
Who is to say a g*y couple can't provide a loving home for a child?
I have seen it done well and the child (now an adult) is so well adjusted it's fantastic. Others can't live with the stigma very well. Other people's attitudes are the cause of this - not necessarily the parents. There are plenty of rubbish hetero parents, in my view!
I'm sure the child will lack nothing financially. But somehow with same sex parents a child either lacks a mothers love or a fathers discipline. And I bet you a pound that in later life he or she will search for the one who bore them. Or their father in the case of a female couple. I'm not for one minute suggesting sir Elton and his partner are bad parents. Just that everyone on the planet has both a father and a mother. And now I bet I'm accused of homophobia.
I have to give love, discipline, financial security & everything else to my children as a single working mum. So you dont need a mum & dad for that
Well said kelly
I take your point Kelly, but I suspect that circumstances conspired against you, and that you didn't choose to be a single working mum. Must be very demanding at times and you have my admiration. But I empathise with Tim because I'm old -fashioned and I don't think it's right in this case, just because they're rich and just because they can. Not the same thing.
I don't think you deserve all those thumbs down, Kelly. I agree with stewgwyn and think life can't always be a relaxed bed of roses for you. Not everyone chooses what life throws at them, but thankfully, those like you make an effort to do things properly regardless.
The voice of fair play and commonsense, movvi.
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All very spookey. Was it one man's sperm or a mixture?
Mix last time, apparently, so that they both had an equal chance. As Zachary was born without big, red glasses, I'd say David Furnish's supersperm won that battle!
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It's a terrible headline. Very tacky
Surely the headline should be Elton John to buy another baby!!
Just wondering whether a heterosexual couple in the UK,of similar ages would be able to adopt a baby.I possibly think not.Not to worry,if you have the money just buy a child.
I can answer that for you, Garry - no. I am 37 - too old. A friend adopted a Chinese baby instead as over there, need is more important - these kids need a home, you want a child - Bob's your uncle! It was ok for the PM's wife a few years ago to have one at 45 though...
Wow a modern miracle.
bloody disgusting !!
I don't know any children born to same-sex relationships - only ones who live with their parent who is now in a g*y relationship, having been born into a heterosexual one originally. One is one of the most tolerant, popular and thoughtful people I know; the other has real issues and has become very withdrawn, as if the embarrassment is too much to bear. I personally wouldn't plan to bring a child into a h*mosex*al relationship simply because I know other kids are mean at times and it's still a stigma to many - read the comments here. The poor kids don't deserve an instant burden on top of all the others that creep up during life.
Quite right movvi, kids are cruel, although I think the financial climate that Elton's kids will live in will be a little more sheltered, for their sake I hope so. My main concern is messing with nature in this instance, it's not the same thing as helping women who are longing to have a child.
I don't think that Elton John comes across as particularly likeable sometmes but i suppose the papers have never likes him as he doesn't like them. We need to be careful that this dislike doesn't leak over into our appraisal of this story. Good luck to them, they seem to dote on their wee boy and I support all h*mosexual couples who choose to have a child via surrogate/adoption. I think that children need to be loved and cherished, given encouragement and self confidence and brought up to be kind but strong. Who cares if one or two parents do it, or if both parents are the same sex. Children get laughed at for many reasons: for being fat, thin ,speccy, black, white ,brown,red haired, freckly, short, tall, stuttery, big eared, or just plain odd. Parents need to try to teach tolerence and acceptance of others to their kids
I commented on the fact I wasn't allowed to write "ho*osexual" and that "heterosexual" is allowed and it was removed. I won't judge then. My post included reference to the very apt title in my view, which is not what most think here. I think people like Elton John do go through life indeed "expecting" things. Usually on a plate. Now. For lots of money. Man and I can't afford to buy a baby and so we don't have one. Bitter? Probably, but only when stories like this one remind me!
My post wasn't a dig at you Movvi so hope you don't think that? Your post was well balanced and mindful of the needs and feelings of kids. Some of the other comments are awful, as usual. I was a fat, speccy, awkward kid and my life was hell at primary school. My oldest son was physically beautiful but was gifted and had an old head on young shoulders, so he got it for that! If ridicule happens it happens and we neeed to fight it, not avoid it. With you on the money issue as it never seems fair that our adoption system doesn't seem to meet the needs of irdinary folk who are desperate to adopt.
It is so stupid that we can write heterosexual and not h*mosexual or g*y. I suppose too many people throw the latter two about as an insult
Not at all, Louisa! What I could also have put less clumsily is that it is other people's prejudices are what cause the trauma - not the issue itself, so we agree! I had also put in the removed post is that I'm sure E & D love the child dearly -even some heterosexual people don't seem to!
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money buys you outta the color of your skin and sexual preferences truth is that if this was a child in a normal financial set up, at school the kid would sadly get alot of stick its a very complex area cause we dont live in a perfect world, and as long as there is love within the family home, what more could you ask for in many respects so many heterosexual families are failing, it kinda opens the door easier for same sex families