ELTON John and ex-wife Renate Blauel have halted their bitter court battle, The Sun can reveal.
Renate, 67, launched a lawsuit earlier this year over claims Sir Elton had breached the terms of their 1988 divorce deal.
Her £3million legal claim alleged details aired in the singer’s hit 2018 biopic movie Rocketman and this year’s memoir, Me, had left her facing serious health problems.
But court papers show the pair have agreed to try to settle the case in private.
Their lawyers now have until 4pm on October 13 to reach a deal and avoid a damaging clash in open court.
If a settlement is finalised, it is likely no further details will be revealed in public.
In July we told of the claims Renate had made against Sir Elton, 73, in her High Court writ.
It alleged Sir Elton did try to have kids with his ex-wife — despite claiming in his memoir he did not want them until meeting husband David Furnish years later. It is said instead she struggled to conceive.
In a 20-page writ, Sir Elton’s account was described as one that “seriously misrepresented the nature of their relationship”.
Renate’s legal team also said it is claimed she had asked him to remove the passage from his memoir but he refused to do so.
Sir Elton and Renate divorced four years after their 1984 wedding and she said they agreed to keep their marriage details private.
In the court documents, Renate also claimed Sir Elton had backtracked on this deal by including details of their relationship in the film and book, which she said left her suffering health problems.
They state: “She has, since the release of the film, suffered recurring nightmares, agoraphobia, fear, depression, anxiety.”
Sir Elton has filed a defence alleging her story has been trumped up to get more cash from his estate.
He denies breaching the terms of the agreement.
And it is stated that Renate had previously not complained when Sir Elton had spoken about their marriage.
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