Elton John and his ex-wife Renate Blauel have settled their recent legal skirmish, according to BBC News. Blauel, who was married to Elton between 1984 and 1988, had filed suit against him after he publicly discussed their marriage in his 2019 memoir, Me, and portrayed her in his recent biopic, Rocketman. Both instances were reportedly prohibited in their divorce settlement.
Earlier this year, Blauel began court proceedings against Elton seeking nearly $4 million. It is estimated that rather than “taking Elton to the cleaners” during their divorce, Blauel received a one-time payout of between $6 and 12 million.
A joint statement from both Elton John and Renate Blauel was issued, reading:
The parties are happy to announce that they have resolved this case, in a way that acknowledges Renate’s need for privacy.
For her part, Renate acknowledges that Elton has acted in a dignified and respectful way towards her in the last 30 years and has been always happy to help her.
They will not be discussing each other, or their marriage, in future and will be making no further comment about the case.
Elton John and husband David Furnish have been together since 1993, entered into a civil partnership in 2005, and married in 2014. They are the parents of two sons, nine-year-old Zachary and seven-year-old Elijah.