SIR Elton John and his partner David Furnish are to have a second baby, it has been reported.
The 65-year-old star and Furnish are thought to be using the same surrogate who bore son Zachary, 22 months, for the couple.
A source 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 woman is believed to be several months pregnant and the Rocket Man singer and Furnish, 50, are said to be “over the moon”.
The couple are thought to be looking for an extra nanny to help at their mansion in Windsor, Berkshire.
Earlier this year, John said he believed his son’s childhood will be “very difficult” as he battles homophobia and his father’s global fame.
The singer said he was preparing himself for what would be a rough time growing up for his son.
He said: “I want music to be a huge part of his life. I sit him on my lap and he doesn’t bang the piano.
“He tries to copy me, but he’s not formed enough yet to know what I do, thank God. When he finds out, he’ll look at me as if I’m bonkers. Being the child of someone famous, is a huge ball and chain around your ankles. It’s going to be very difficult.”