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: