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Elton John's ex-wife is suing £ 3 million for mentioning memoir marriages


Sir Elton John tried to have children with ex-wife Renate Blauel, although in his memoirs it was claimed that he did not want to be a parent until he found his husband David Furnish after new court documents.

The High Court papers seen by MailOnline claim that the Rocketman star tried to have children with Mrs. Blauel, but the couple had trouble getting pregnant.

The allegations appear to violate Sir Elton's proposal in his 2019 autobiography entitled "Me", in which he said he did not want to become a parent until he met Canadian filmmaker Furnish, with whom he partnered in 2005 and married in Year 2014.

The couple have two sons, Elijah and Zachary, who were born from a replacement.

The papers are part of Ms. Blauel's lawsuit against Sir Elton, in which she claims attempts to lose her public identity after her divorce was ruined. She sued the singer for £ 3m in damages.

Ms. Blauel, who was married to Sir Elton between 1984 and 1988, alleges that the singer "has repeatedly and manifestly violated an agreement" that promised that neither party would discuss their marriage publicly.

Renate Blauel, who was married to Sir Elton (the two pictured together) between 1984 and 1988, says passages in the Rocketman star's autobiography titled "Me" violated an agreement that they would never publicly discuss their marriage

Sir Elton said in his 2019 autobiography titled

Sir Elton said in his 2019 autobiography entitled "Me" that he didn't want to become a parent until he met Canadian filmmaker Furnish. The couple have two sons, Zachary and Elijah (pictured with Sir Elton and David Furnish), who were born from a replacement

As part of the High Court's papers, Ms. Blauel claims that she and Sir Elton tried to have children, but the couple had trouble getting pregnant. Pictured: David Furnish and Sir Elton with sons Zachary and Elijah in 2015

As part of the High Court's papers, Ms. Blauel claims that she and Sir Elton tried to have children, but the couple had trouble getting pregnant. Pictured: David Furnish and Sir Elton with sons Zachary and Elijah in 2015

A breach of the agreement mentioned in the documents was an image posted on Instagram that contained a caption that Sir Elton "chose Australia for my wedding to a wonderful woman".

A breach of the agreement mentioned in the documents was an image posted on Instagram that contained a caption that Sir Elton "chose Australia for my wedding to a wonderful woman".

Ms. Blauel, 67, claims she tried to escape public attention – and changed her name through a record poll and move to the UK.

In the newspapers, however, she claims that mentioning the 73-year-old in the book in which he speaks positively about her has put her back in the spotlight – which has led to "recurring nightmares and agoraphobia".

Defense officials denied Sir Elton's legal team that he had violated the agreement and said he was not aware of the mental health problems

Defense officials denied Sir Elton's legal team that he had violated the agreement and said he was not aware of the mental health problems

She also quotes scenes from the 2019 Biopic Rocketman and a post by Sir Elton on Instagram in 2017 as an alleged violation.

In the post he shared a picture of himself and Mr. Furnish and wrote: “I am very happy to be back in Australia for a number of shows.

“Many years ago I chose Australia for my wedding with a wonderful woman for whom I have so much love and admiration.

“I wanted to be a good husband more than anything, but I denied who I really was, which made my wife sad and made me feel very guilty and sorry.

"To be worthy of someone's love, you have to be brave enough and clear enough to be honest with yourself and your partner."

Elton John's ex-wife first found the 2019 Biopic Rocketman in a television commercial

Elton John's ex-wife first learned about Biopic Rocketman in 2019 by seeing a television commercial, according to new court documents.

Renate Blauel said she saw an advertisement for the film on May 19, 2019, just a few days before it premiered in the UK.

She said scenes about her marriage were "total shock".

The film shows Sir Elton's short-lived marriage to Mrs. Blauel – played by Celinde Schoenmaker.

The two were married between 1984 and 1988 and signed an agreement after their divorce that promised not to publicly discuss their short-lived relationship.

Ms. Blauel says Sir Elton committed "repeated and apparent violations" of the agreement, including in the film.

High Court documents state that a letter about the film was sent to Ms. Blauel in June 2018, but was not properly forwarded to her until June of the following year.

By that time, Ms. Blauel had already seen an advertisement on television, the documents say.

Defense officials denied Sir Elton's legal team that he had violated the agreement and said he was unaware of the mental health issues, while a friend said to the sun today, "He hopes that she will see and drop this case . "

Ms. Blauel, a German-born sound engineer who got to know the singer through work in 1983, is demanding damages of up to £ 3m and an injunction to stop further comments about her or the marriage.

Her lawyer Adam Wolanski QC has now written in court documents that the publications have caused her psychological damage.

"She has had nightmares, agoraphobia, anxiety, depression, and anxiety since the film was released, and has had to relive her past," the court documents said.

& # 39; The publication of the memoirs exacerbated these symptoms. She has needed medical intervention and therapy and will continue to do so. & # 39;

Regarding children, the 20-page document said: "The applicant (Ms. Blauel) and the accused (Sir Elton) tried to have children during their relationship, but could not."

Sir Elton and Germany-born Ms. Blauel met in 1983 when the star finished his album "Too Low for Zero", which featured hit singles "I'm Still Standing" and "I think that's why they call it the blues "contained.

They married in February 1984 at a star-studded ceremony in Sydney, Australia, and divorced four years later.

"After her separation from the accused, the plaintiff wanted to live as privately as possible and, in pursuit of this goal, lost her identity as a former wife of the accused," the court documents said.

She bought a new home on behalf of a friend, hid her identity from moving men, and told most people that if she actually stayed in the UK and changed her identity, she would leave the country.

Renate Blauel, pictured on her wedding day with Sir Elton John in 1984, sued him for £ 3million and claims he broke the conditions of her divorce by mentioning her marriage in his autobiography

Renate Blauel, pictured on her wedding day with Sir Elton John in 1984, sued him for £ 3million and claims he broke the conditions of her divorce by mentioning her marriage in his autobiography

The High Court's papers revolve around the autobiography & # 39; Me & # 39; by Elton John - first seen in 2019

The High Court's papers revolve around the autobiography & # 39; Me & # 39; by Elton John – first seen in 2019

Of the new friends she made after moving in the spring of 2001, only three told her that she was married to Sir Elton.

Ms. Blauel had also changed her name through document polls to distance herself from the marriage.

She has since changed it again to sue him, but plans to return to her other name after the case is over, the lawyer says.

The court documents said Ms. Blauel "repeatedly urged" Sir Elton to abide by the spirit of the agreement that the former couple would never "discuss" the marriage or the reasons for the separation unless it acted concern about confidentiality within their immediate families and, under privileged circumstances, with professional advisors. & # 39;

How Elton John's ex-wife Renate Blauel tried to live a private life, according to court records

Renate Blauel took various measures to ensure that no one knew that she was Elton John's ex-wife.

This included buying a new car that was unknown to the press and changing its appearance.

On December 12, 2000, Ms. Blauel bought a house under the name of her friend instead of her own. In 2002 she put it in her own name.

In the spring of 2001, when Ms. Blauel moved, she moved everything that would indicate that she was Elton John's ex-wife before moving to ensure that no one would know her new address.

In 2001 she told most people that she would move to Germany to take care of her parents. She only told four very close friends that she would stay in the UK – but she changed her identity.

The documents add that Ms. Blauel was "largely successful" in her attempts to hide her identity, "lived quietly and privately" and "expected that she would do this for the rest of her life".

They say that comments on Ms. Blauel and her marriage on Instagram and in the autobiography violated the terms of the divorce agreement.

Scenes in the "Rocketman" film about their relationship were also violations, she claims.

The book and the film were both very successful, the documents say, which led to widespread interest in Ms. Blauel and marriage.

Since then, she has been the subject of an extensive press review and discussion that caused her psychological damage.

In defense papers, Sir Elton's lawyer Colin West QC wrote that the singer denies having violated the divorce agreement or knowing that she is prone to mental health problems.

She hadn't complained when he talked about her past marriage and the correspondence between them since their divorce had previously been "warm and friendly".

The clause in the divorce agreement should only have prevented confidential matters from being discussed, not commonly known as Sir Elton's sexuality, the lawyer says.

“Given that the defendant is gay, he has become in the public domain without violating the agreement, the reasons for the separation have also become in the public domain without violating the agreement, thereby losing any confidentiality they would otherwise have had & # 39; say the defense documents.

Sir Elton wrote in his autobiography Me that he had regretted breaking the heart of the German sound engineer Renate

Sir Elton wrote in his autobiography Me that he had regretted breaking the heart of the German sound engineer Renate

"None of the information the applicant complains about concerns matters that are actually – or longer – private and confidential."

Mr. West denies that Sir Elton was involved in the film every day, while changes to the book were made after he received comments from Ms. Blauel.

The singer of Your Song married Renate Blauel in 1984, but divorced in 1988 in a divorce that probably ended with Ms. Blauel's departure, comparing between £ 5m and £ 10m.

According to The Sun, Ms. Blauel applied for an injunction due to the release of the celebrated biopics Rocketman from 2019.

According to court records, Sir Elton had agreed to remove parts of his autobiography before it was released last year.

In part of me, however, he expressed regret that he had broken his ex-wife's heart.

A source told The Sun: "Elton is shocked and saddened by Renate's claim, especially since he has only publicly praised it."

Another added: "He has always had a very pleasant relationship with Renate, respects her enormously and would never have said anything about her marriage."

It is believed that Ms. Blauel has filed an injunction in connection with the release of the film Rocketman (above), in which she was portrayed by Celinde Schoenmaker

It is believed that Ms. Blauel has filed an injunction in connection with the release of the film Rocketman (above), in which she was portrayed by Celinde Schoenmaker

In 2005 Sir Elton entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish. The couple were officially married in 2014 when same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales.

Ms. Blauel moved to Germany in 2001 after selling in Surrey and is said to have bought a town house in London with her new partner. But other than that, she just went down. Until now.

The friend explains her thinking behind this new legal step: “She didn't see the book before it was published. She got wind of it and said, "Please make sure I'm not there." She didn't want to be made to look stupid.

As far as I know, she sent warnings about the book. Maybe they were never shown to Elton, but the book came out and she was there, and that's how we are here. & # 39;

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