Sir Elton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel ‘seeking an injunction’ against him

Sir Elton John’s former wife, Renate Blauel, has reportedly sought an injunction against the singer at high court. 

Renate, who remains out of the limelight, has allegedly began legal proceedings against Sir Elton according to paperwork seen by the Guardian, though the reason for her injunction is unknown. 

Sir Elton and Renate married in 1984 after meeting a year earlier when Elton was recording his Too Low for Zero album and Renate was working as a sound engineer. 

The couple divorced in 1988, before the singer met his husband David Furnish in 1993 after coming out as gay. 

Renate, who was born in Germany, has lived her life outside of the public eye following their divorce, though she was portrayed in the Rocketman biopic in 2019. 

Renate’s lawyers told the Guardian she had filed the paperwork and that she was ‘hoping to resolve it amicably’. 

They did not comment on the reasons for the injunction but these orders are usually in protection of privacy or publication of material.

Elton previously said of his marriage to Renate: ‘She was the classiest woman I’ve ever met, but it wasn’t meant to be. I was living a lie.’

He added in his autobiography in 2019: ‘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 afterwards, whenever something happened to me, the press would turn up on her doorstep, looking for her to dish the dirt, and she never, ever has: she told them to leave her alone.

‘I saw her once after we divorced … When I had children, I invited her to [my home] Woodside 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.’

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Sir Elton John’s reps for comment. 

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