Elton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel has broken her three-decade silence about their marriage and launched legal proceedings against him.
While not going into details about what the suit is about, her lawyer says she felt the need to seek a high court injunction against him, but added that she was “hoping to resolve it amicably.”
Renate and Elton met during the sessions for his 1983 album Too Low for Zero. Although he’s gay, they married in 1984 while he was on tour in Australia. They divorced in 1988.
He wrote about her in his memoir, Me, and the marriage was featured in his film Rocketman, both of which were released last year. Elton John on his marriage scene in Rocketman:
“I could not leave the fact that I got married and I was a gay man out of a movie. Renate’s only in the film for a very short time, we didn’t need to elaborate. And I wanted it to show her as being loving and I made the mistake.”
And she figures; you’re rich give me money. (I added that last part)