Supermodel Elle Macpherson has always wanted to give husband, billionaire Jeffrey Soffer, a child – or two – of their own and now, on her birthday week, Woman's Day can reveal the dream has finally come true!
Elle, who turns 51 this week already has two sons from a previous marriage and three stepchildren but she and her billionaire husband Jeffrey have always wanted a child of their own.
Elle and Jeffrey, 45, spent fruitless months attempting to get pregnant not long after they married 18 months ago, and now friends confirm they’ve decided to add to their family via surrogate.
“They realised after a few months that having a baby naturally was a lost cause and they barely discussed adoption – they agreed on surrogacy quite quickly,” reveals a close insider.
“Elle is thanking her lucky stars she had the foresight to freeze her eggs years ago. She figured they’d come in handy.”
After lengthy consultations with fertility experts, Miami-based Elle and Jeffrey have found the perfect surrogate mum for their unborn child.
“They’re keeping the identity of the surrogate a secret,” says our source. “It’s what she wants and it’s what they want. But I do know she’s in her 30s and has two children of her own.”
One thing that’s not in doubt is that Elle’s baby – and his or her surrogate mum – will never want for anything.
Property tycoon Jeffrey is worth $1 billion dollars, and Elle – known in her catwalk heyday as “The Body” – reportedly has a cool $70 million in the bank.
“He makes her feel loved and treasured – and it’s because of this that she can’t wait to be a mum again!”
Read all about Elle’s exciting baby news only in Woman’s Day, on sale 23RD March.