Saffron Drewitt-Barlow has announced that she wants to have her first child through IVF, and it has been divulged that the surrogate mother could be a celebrity.
The 18-year-old is hoping to have a twin boy and girl with boyfriend Scott Hutchison, 23, and will donate any spare embryos to her fathers, who want more children.
A source said: ‘Saffron has been inundated with offers from potential surrogates both in the USA and the UK.
Saffron Drewitt-Barlow has announced that she wants to have children through IVF with her boyfriend Scott Hutchison, and a source has claimed that the surrogate mother is a member of a well-known girl band
‘But one of the dads’ famous close friends looks to be the one they will go with as she has had several easy pregnancies in the past and was willing to do this for Saffron,’ reports the Sun Online.
It has been claimed that the potential surrogate was previously part of a famous British girl band.
Ms Drewitt-Barlow’s parents, Barrie and Tony, are self-made millionaires originally from Essex and made history as the first gay men in the UK to legally father children through surrogacy in 1999.
Ms Drewitt-Barlow’s fathers Tony (left) and Barry (right) made history as the first gay men in the UK to legally father children through surrogacy in 1999
Despite this, Miss Drewitt-Barlow admitted her fathers, who built up a £40million fortune via medical testing businesses, were ‘deeply shocked’ when she revealed her own plans to start a family with her boyfriend.
She said she and her father Tony, 53, who is seriously ill with complications following cancer, didn’t speak for two days.
‘Dad [Tony] was shocked to the core and he said we should be married before we have a kid and I needed to consider what I was saying,’ she added.
Miss Drewitt-Barlow admitted her fathers, who built up a £40million fortune via medical testing businesses, were ‘deeply shocked’ when she revealed her own plans to start a family with her boyfriend
The teenager has been described as the ‘ultimate daddy’s girl’ after the couple lavished her with gifts and a £5,000-per-month allowance.
Miss Drewitt-Barlow, who calls her fathers ‘Dad’ and ‘Daddy’, said: ‘I’ve always known that I wanted to be a young mum, I just can’t face nine months of carrying them.
‘Ideally, I would like twins: a boy and a girl. We have got all the technology with IVF and the surrogates through Daddy’s surrogacy company. I’ll be 19 by the time they are born – there’s plenty of mums that age.’
After their initial shock, she eventually talked round her fathers, who own a surrogacy firm.
The 18-year-old explained her decision to use a surrogate: ‘I’ve always known that I wanted to be a young mum, I just can’t face nine months of carrying them’
She said that after two days, Tony ‘apologised when he saw how much this means to me’.
She added: ‘He said that whatever I decide to do he will support me 100 per cent. That means a lot.’
She said Barrie and Tony, who already have five surrogate children aged 18 to six, are desperate for more daughters.
‘Inevitably with IVF there will be a number of eggs that I don’t use,’ Miss Drewitt-Barlow added.
‘Rather than leave them on ice indefinitely, or donate them to strangers, I’ve decided I’m going to give them to my dads.
‘It will be a bit weird – although genetically they would be quads, daddy’s two children would be aunt or uncle to my two. I can imagine the haters will have a field day with this – but as long as I’m a good mum and we already know my dad and daddy are great dads, that’s all that matters.’
Saffron Drewitt-Barlow (right) has been described as the ‘ultimate daddy’s girl’ after the couple lavished her with gifts and a £5,000-per-month allowance
Her boyfriend Mr Hutchison, who used to be Barrie’s personal assistant, admitted the arrangement was odd.
He and Miss Drewitt-Barlow have been dating for two years and plan to marry.
He said: ‘I can’t deny this is a bit freakish. However, I can’t wait to be a dad. People are bound to judge us but I love Saffron, I see our future as a family and so I don’t mind if people don’t agree.’
The family has had a turbulent few years, while Tony was battling throat cancer.
His daughter said he will die within 18 months unless he has an operation to repair his jawbone, which has been damaged by radiotherapy treatment.
Miss Drewitt-Barlow and her twin brother, Aspen, were conceived using the donor eggs of one woman. Barrie is the father of one child and Tony the father of the other.
But they have never revealed which man is the biological father of either twin, as they consider themselves equal parents.