Saturday, March 31, 2012
David & Elton Looking to Have Another Baby
It is understood the pop legend and his long-term partner David Furnish will ensure the baby has a different biological dad to Zach, so both parties will be blood fathers.
A source said: “The wheels are in motion. David and Elton have never hidden their desire to extend their family, and believe the time is right for another child.
“By the end of this year, or the beginning of next year, there will be a fourth member of the John-Furnish clan.
“They are incredibly excited and loving every minute of parenthood.”
The couple, who had a civil partnership ceremony in 2005, have been raising toddler Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John at their mansion in Windsor, Berks.
Their baby was born to a surrogate mum in California, on Christmas Day 2010. Sir Elton declared himself “overwhelmed with happiness”.
He and David insist they don’t know which one of them is Zach’s biological father and said “we both contributed” to the process.
David said: “For the time being we don’t have a clue who the biological father is. We look at him every day and at the moment he has Elton’s nose and my hands.”
The two took advantage of surrogacy laws in California that allow a mother to surrender her claims on her newborn, unlike strict rules here in the UK.
But Sir Elton and David recently voiced their concern that Zachary will be bullied for having gay dads when he is older.
Film director David, 49, said: “He’s going to be potentially doubly stigmatised because one of his parents is extremely famous and because he comes from two dads.
“We’ve taken advice from counsellors. We’ve also put a whole scrapbook together about his creation, the people who were involved in the process and how the intent was about love.”
He added: “We’re going to raise him to be proud of who he is.”
Sir Elton described parenthood as “incredible... I can’t tell you how brilliant this year’s been and how much love he’s brought us”.
He has also said of Zach’s mum, whose identity remains unknown: “We want her to be part of our lives and we want him to get to know her because she’s a great woman.”
Last night a spokesman for superstar Elton said: “No comment”.