Sunday, 8 May 2011


There's nothing better than mixing work with pleasure, a born romantic Elton John proposed to his recording engineer Renate Blauel in a restaurant in Sydney, Australia and four days later they married on Valentine's Day. Elton married Renate at St. Mark's church in Darling Point, Sydney with Elton's long time friend Oliva Newton-John in attendance. At the time it was well publicised that Elton was bisexual.  After just three years Elton's relationship had flickered and went out 'like a candle in the wind'. Elton and Renate filed for divorce with Elton stating 'I was not honest with Renate, I married her while I knew my truth was different'. I guess the journey to Australia wasn't a total loss, on the same journey Elton also picked up a Melbourne tram and shipped it back to his stately home in Southampton to use as an office. Recapping the 80's Elton blames his poor decision making on his drug and alcohol abuse, I guess it's like Rick James said 'Cocaine's a hell of a drug'. Oh, and in case you hadn't worked it out - the reason the marriage didn't last is because Elton likes men.

Steak & Fries

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