Elton was “over the moon” last night. A surrogate for the Rocket Man singer and hubby David is due to give birth next year, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
Last night a source close to the pair said: “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 mum — believed to have been recruited via the Center for Surrogate Parenting in Encino, California — is said to be already “several months” pregnant.
Zachary will have turned two by the time his sibling arrives. He was born on Christmas Day 2010.
The source confirmed Sir Elton and his partner had been making preparations for child No2.
Staff working for the superstar have been sworn to secrecy. But The Sun understands a hunt is on for an extra nanny, who will be based at his mansion in Windsor, Berks.
Just months ago Elton told how he and Furnish were keen for their son — full name Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John — to have a brother or sister.
He said: “At what stage we don’t know. But we definitely will. I don’t want him to be an only child.”
Yesterday excited Elton kept his nappy news to himself as he landed in Australia for a sell-out tour.
Furnish — 50 last month — will tonight be at a glittering bash at London’s iconic Battersea Power station.
He and Hollywood’s Kevin Spacey are co-hosting the annual Winter Ball — which raises money for the Elton John Aids Foundation. Furnish will then jet out to join his husband.
Last night Elton’s agent refused to comment.
Source: UK SUN