Elton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel is taking the “Rocketman” singer to court in the UK.
The 67-year-old German-born sound engineer filed legal documents to seek a warrant against John, reports The Guardian. The reason behind the court order is unclear, but it is often used in cases involving privacy issues or to prevent materials from being published.
Blauel’s lawyer confirmed to the British newspaper that the paperwork had been shelved and hoped that the matter would be “amicably” resolved, but declined to elaborate on the nature of the court order.
Interest in Blauel’s marriage to the rock legend was renewed after the release of “Rocketman,” the 2019 Golden Globe-winning biographical film about the 73-year-old “Tiny Dancer” singer.
The couple met in 1983 in London while John was working on their album “Too Low for Zero”. Less than a year later, Blauel had joined the singer’s entourage for a tour of Australia.
The couple married in Sydney on Valentine’s Day in 1984. Four years later, the duo broke up, the same year the rocker announced that he was gay.
In a 2008 interview with The Australian, John, who had long struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, spoke of his decision to get married.
“A drug addict thinks like this: ‘I’ve had enough boyfriends, and that didn’t make me happy, so I’ll have a wife, that will change everything.’ And he loved Renate. She is a great girl. Really, he really loved her. But, you know … it’s one of the things I regret most in my life, hurting her. “
In 2014, John married his longtime boyfriend David Furnish. Together, they have two children: Zachary, 9, and Elijah, 7.
Meanwhile, in his 2019 memoir, “Me,” John wrote that he invited Blauel when he became a father, but she declined the invitation.
“I didn’t push the issue,” he wrote. “I have to respect how he feels.”
John’s representatives did not respond to page six to comment on Blauel’s mandate.