Elton John’s Ex-Wife Renate Blauel Files Legal Action Against Him
In a rare public appearance since their divorce, Elton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel files for legal action against the acclaimed singer. Last week, Blauel filed the paperwork in court against her ex-husband.
Elton John is the legal defendant in the filings, but the nature of the case is unclear. The reason for this secrecy is mostly privacy concerns of the former couple’s internal matters.
Moreover, Blauel’s lawyers refused to comment on why she needed to go to court against Elton John. It is rather strange, considering how she has been silent and away from the public eye for decades after the divorce. However, her lawyer did say that Blauel was “hoping to resolve it amicably”.
Elton John described his agony over his divorce
Renate Blauel met Elton John back in 1983 when John was recording his comeback album Too Low for Zero. The two married the following year while John was on tour in Australia. However, the two ended up divorcing in 1988, with Elton John later coming out as gay. He has since then married David Furnish and has children with him.
However, Elton John claims that the divorce was agonizingly painful and he always cared for his ex-wife. He said in his autobiography last year:
I’d broken the heart of someone I loved and who loved me unconditionally, someone I couldn’t fault in any way… Despite all the pain, there was no acrimony involved at all. For years afterward, whenever something happened to me, the press would turn up on her (Elton John’s ex-wife) doorstep, looking for her to dish the dirt, and she never, ever has: she told them to leave her alone.
Despite the divorce, Elton John tried to remain in contact with his ex-wife, but she refused to do so:
I saw her once after we divorced … When I had children, I invited her (Renate Blauel) to Woodside (Elton John’s home) because I wanted her to meet them; I wanted to see her, I 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.