Elton John Is Being Sued By His Ex-Wife
Elton John and Renate Blauel's wedding, 1984 - ScottishTeeVee / Youtube
Elton John’s ex-wife, Renate Blauel, is suing him for $3 million on claims that his 2019 biography Me violated the terms of their divorce agreement. John was married to Blauel in the mid-’80s.
In a report by Independent, Blauel previously filed for an injunction in June in an effort to settle matters amicably, but this wasn’t successful so she proceeded to go through with a lawsuit. Evidence suggests that John removed certain parts about their relationship before the book was published, but what was included triggered longtime mental-health issues.
Blauel, who was a sound engineer, met John in 1983 in her native Germany while the singer-songwriter was recording Breaking Hearts. The couple was married on February 14, 1984, in Australia but split and divorced in 1988. Just shortly after they parted ways, John announced that he was gay – he had previously come out in 1976 as bisexual.
On an Instagram post in 2017, John wrote that Blauel was a “wonderful woman for whom I have so much love and admiration. I wanted more than anything to be a good husband, but I denied who I really was, which caused my wife sadness, and caused me huge guilt and regret.”
John is now married to David Furnish and have two children via surrogate. The singer-songwriter disclosed in Me that he hasn’t been in much contact with Blauel since their breakup, but he did reach out to her and asked if she wanted to meet his kids, because he “wanted her to be part of our lives, and us part of hers, in some way. But she didn’t want to, and I didn’t push the issue. I have to respect how she feels.”