Elton John's ex-wife, Renate Blauel, is seeking a high court injunction against the musician, according to court documents seen by The Guardian. Elton and the German-born recording engineer met while she was an assistant engineer on Elton's 1983 Too Low For Zero album, which was recorded at George Martin's exclusive AIR Studios Montserrat.
The couple was married from 1984 to 1988, and in the ensuing years, Blauel has not spoken publically about the marriage — although Elton, who is now remarried to husband David Furnish, and the father of two children — has spoken lovingly of her in both his recent memoir, Me, and portrayed her in kind in his Rocketman biopic. It is estimated that rather than “taking Elton top the cleaners” during their divorce, Blauel received a one-time payout of between $6 and 12 million dollars.
According to The Guardian: “The reason for the injunction application is unclear, but the approach is often taken in relation to privacy matters or to prevent publication of material. Blauel’s lawyer confirmed she had filed the paperwork. He declined to expand on why she had felt the need to seek a high court injunction against her ex-husband after decades of silence, but said she was 'hoping to resolve it amicably.'”