Elton John’s Ex-Wife Attempted Suicide During Their Honeymoon

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Elton John’s ex-wife, Renate Blauel, attempted suicide during their honeymoon in 1984. This information was according to legal papers filed at the High Court in London. Blauel would take an overdose of Valium for her attempt. This was after Elton tells her “the marriage was not working.” In addition, he also reportedly told her “he wanted her to leave.”

These claims surface as part of Blauel’s £3m damages claim against Elton over allegations that he broke the terms of their divorce deal. They were wed for four years. She has been quiet since the end of their marriage in 1988.

Renate Blauel allegedly attempted suicide while on her honeymoon with then-husband Elton John

renate blauel attempted suicide on honeymoon with elton john
FEBRUARY 14 1984 : ELTON JOHN AND RENATE BLAUEL AT ST MARK’S CHURCH (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)

Blauel filed her legal papers earlier this year following Elton’s depiction of their relationship in his autobiography Me, in addition to the biopic Rocketman. These disclosures allegedly caused long-term mental health problems for Blauel. In response, Elton’s defense did acknowledge the terms of their divorce deal, but denied any causing of “psychological harm.”

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However, Blauel’s lawyer, Adam Wolanski, claims that Elton knew fully well of his ex-wife’s mental health struggles. In addition, her lawyer claims that these feelings were heightened “by press interest in her and by publicity relating to her.”

She has had a lot of mental health struggles in the past

renate blauel attempted suicide on honeymoon with elton john
Elton John / Wikimedia Commons

Her lawyer additionally cites proof of this by her suicide attempt and several panic attacks. One incident dates back to “in or about 1985” during a lunch that Elton and his wife hosted for the Royal family. “During this visit, Princess Margaret asked the claimant about a painting belonging to the defendant,” the court papers state. “The claimant was unable to recall any details about the painting and this caused her to panic and become very anxious.”

“She interrupted the defendant’s conversation with the Queen Mother to ask for assistance before removing herself to another room. Although she did not explain to the defendant why she had done this, it must have been obvious to him that she had absented herself because of her anxiety.”

Elton’s legal counsel isn’t having any of it

renate blauel attempted suicide on honeymoon with elton john
Elton John and Renate Blauel’s wedding / YouTube Screenshot

Elton’s legal counsel Jenny Afia responds to the court documents. She says, “Elton has always respected Renate’s privacy and will continue to do so. It is well documented that their marriage was completely respectful and the relationship both Elton and Renate had after they divorced continued to be kind, respectful and honourable for the 30 years following.”

She adds that Blauel’s case is “baffling.” This is because the case is “centred around privacy when at every stage of these proceedings Renate has chosen to file these claims in the public domain. This only goes to show the true purpose of this claim which is to extract a large sum of money from Elton and tarnish his name publicly with falsehoods.”

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