Last 12 months, noticed the publication of Sir Elton John’ autobiography Me, which incorporates passages on his four-year marriage to Renate Blauel within the 1980s. And simply final month, the star’s ex-wife filed a authorized injunction in opposition to him in London, allegedly over the mentions of her in his guide. According to The Sun, she claims the feedback about her in Me, whereas optimistic, breaks the non-disclosure settlement he signed after their divorce.
Allegedly, the passages within the guide “triggered long-standing” psychological points for the 67-year-old German.
The BBC stories Blauel is demanding an estimated £three million from Sir Elton within the lawsuit.
An insider stated: “Elton is shocked and saddened by Renate’s declare.
“Especially as he has solely ever praised her publicly.”
In an extract, Sir Elton wrote: “I’d damaged the guts of somebody I beloved and who beloved me unconditionally, somebody I couldn’t fault in any approach.
“Despite all of the ache, there was no acrimony concerned in any respect.
“For years afterwards, each time one thing occurred to me, the press would flip up on her doorstep, searching for her to dish the dust, and she or he by no means, ever has: she advised them to depart her alone.”
The singer additionally revealed in his Me autobiography that he’s hardly seen Blauel since their divorce.
Sir Elton added: “I noticed her as soon as after we divorced … When I had kids, I invited her to [John’s home] Woodside as a result of I wished her to fulfill them; I wished to see her, I wished her to be a part of our lives, and us a part of hers, indirectly.
“But she didn’t wish to, and I didn’t push the problem. I’ve to respect how she feels.”
Before his marriage to Blauel, Sir Elton was additionally briefly engaged to Linda Hannon.
However, the singer ended that relationship just some weeks earlier than their marriage ceremony was imagined to happen within the sixties.