Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish have welcomed a second child into their lives.
The British singer and his partner are already parents of two-year-old Zachary, who was born using a surrogate mother on Christmas Day in 2010.
There is no word as yet on the child’s gender.
According to the New York Post, the couple used the same California-based surrogate who gave birth to Zachary.
The Post reports that Elton’s rep Fran Curtis has so far refused to confirm or deny the new arrival, declaring:
“We never discuss our clients’ personal lives.”
It’s unlikely further clarification will come from the new fathers. Last November, when it was first revealed that Elton and Furnish were expecting, The Daily Mail quoted a source as saying:
“Elton and David love this lady [the surrogate] like a sister and they feel indebted to her for life. Naturally she has been well rewarded. But her identity will never be revealed. They are over the moon.”
At 65, the Rocket Man singer has previously said he didn’t Zachary to be an only child. In public statements made last year, John said of his fatherhood experience:
“I regret a little bit that I didn’t do it sooner, but he has changed our lives. Everything is about him now. He’s gorgeous, he travels brilliantly, he so loves people, and it makes our lives — he’s the icing on the cake.”
It’s rumoured that John and Furnish will introduce their son to the world courtesy of Us Weekly as they did when the first child Zachary was born, The Sydney Morning Herald notes.
It was recently revelaed that John and Bernie Taupin — his long time collaborator — have renamed their upcoming album. Previously titled The Diving Board, it is now called Voyeur. The album is slated for release in late May.
John will also shortly join Yamaha in celebrating its 125th anniversary in a historical concert on Friday, January 25th, 2013 at Disneyland’s Hyperion Theater in Anaheim, California.
The concert will be streamed around the world and will feature John performing on a Yamaha Disklavier with a 70-piece orchestra, while his actual piano keystrokes are recreated note for note on remote instruments around the world.