'It's something we talk about all the time': Elton John and David Furnish want a sibling for Zachary
18:40 GMT, 25 April 2012
Sir Elton John and David Furnish are considering fathering a sibling for their toddler son Zachary.
Canadian film producer Furnish, 49, admitted he talked about the prospect of having a second child with the 65-year-old singer 'all the time'.
Although Furnish said 'nothing's decided yet', they are hoping to make a firm decision this summer as their holiday home in France.
Expanding their family: David Furnish and Sir Elton John, pictured at their post-Oscar party in February, want a sibling for Zachary
Furnish told London's Evening Standard: 'I would like Zachary to have a sibling.
'I think he would be better with a sibling than on his own.
'But in terms of when, where and how, nothing’s decided yet.'
Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born to a surrogate mother in California on Christmas Day 2010.
Furnish said they could approach the same surrogate so Zachary's sibling would be closely genetically related, but weren't sure if she would be willing to do so again.
Admitting they had discussed the logistics of a second child, Furnish explained: 'We could go back to the same egg donor,
so biologically there would certainly be a connection between brother
and brother or brother and sister…
Long-term: John and Furnish wed in a civil partnership ceremony in Windsor in December 2005
'But (she) has a life of her own and her own
'It’s a big commitment to make, nine months of their life that
doesn’t just affect them but their children, their husband, their
partner. If we found a surrogate who is half as beautiful as our first,
we would be very lucky.'
If they do decide to have another child, it will be a tough decision to decide on godparents.
Zachary's godmothers are Lady Gaga, magazine editor Ingrid Sischy, and Sichy's partner Sandy Brant.
Furnish and John, who wed in a civil partnership ceremony in 2005, recently admitted they had sought advice from counsellors on how to raise Zachary in an unconventional parenting scenario.
The film producer said: 'I think he’s going to have a lot of attention thrust upon him. 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 put a whole scrapbook together about his creation, the people who were involved in the process and how the intent was about love.
‘We’re going to raise him to be proud of who he is.’