It was more than a friendship after a bottle of Frosty Jacks
The women see it as the perfect deal as Jess is now planning to go on a holiday of a lifetime with the money.
Elaine said: “It feels so right to have a baby with Jamie.
“This little person completes our family. Before, it felt like there was something missing. My life has new meaning.
“People will be critical but who are they to judge?
“I’ll love this baby as much as if I gave birth myself.
“Whether the baby has come from Facebook makes no difference to how I will be as a mother.”
The couple have encountered jibes about their age gap since they first became an item seven years ago.
Jamie was only 16 when he befriended Elaine, who had moved on to his street in Grimsby, Lincs, with her daughter.
Elaine developed a soft spot for Jamie, who kept coming round to have his tea.
She said: “There was never any intentional ‘phwoar he’s younger than me’ or anything like that.”
Two years on, their relationship progressed to the next stage – over a glass or two of cider.
Elaine said: “It turned into more than just a friendship after a bottle of Frosty Jacks.”
Jamie moved in with Elaine which sparked a massive backlash from their families.
His mother was upset that her friend and her son were together and Jamie’s dad told him that he was making mistake.
But Jamie said: “I’m sat here seven years later with the same partner, and he’s had two wives since. My mum is now absolutely fine. She has a few digs now and then.” Jamie added: “But I’ve not spoken to my dad since he said that.” Her grown-up daughter, who is 26 and due to have a baby of her own in December, stopped speaking to her mum earlier this year. But Elaine said: “I love my daughter but I had the urge to become a mother again with Jamie and that is my decision, nobody else’s. “I needed to do this and I have followed my heart so I can only hope that she understands that one day.” The couple wanted to tie the knot but Elaine is still married to her estranged husband and claims she cannot afford a divorce. I nstead s he s howed her commitment to Jamie four years ago by changing her surname to Hynes. But the move backfired. Jamie said: “We thought it’d stop there being any stigma about her being older and me being younger if she changed her name.
“We thought it’d stop all that ‘Is that your mum?’ jokes and all that c**p. We didn’t realise it would make it worse because we’ve both got the same name.
“That was years ago. Those jokes are behind us now because I looked a lot younger than I do now.”
Despite being happy together, the couple felt that something was missing and Elaine said she wanted to have another baby.
But after giving birth to her second child, Elaine’s parents convinced her to be sterilised so she was unable to conceive.
She said: “Jamie and I loved each other to bits and we want to get married, but there was this void, a weird feeling of emptiness.”
Elaine found herself looking longingly through Facebook pages advertising surrogates.
Over two years Elaine found a number of women willing to carry their baby, but the pair were devastated when two pulled out