In leaked court documents, Elton John's ex-wife, Renate Blauel, claims she attempted suicide only days into her honeymoon with the legendary singer. Earlier this year, Blauel, who was married to Elton from 1984 to 1988, began court proceedings against the “Rocketman,” seeking nearly $4 million, with inside sources claiming the suit is due to Elton writing about the marriage in his memoir and portraying their ill-fated union in his biopic — both of which were supposedly prohibited due to their divorce settlement.
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.
Elton's attorney portrayed Blauel's claims as a pure money grab, telling The Daily Mail: “(The) 'true purpose' of Ms. Blauel's claim was 'to extract a large sum of money from Elton and tarnish his name publicly with falsehoods.'”