Is Elton John gay?

Last Modified Nov 29, 2022 15:24 GMT

Yes. Sir Elton Hercules John is a British singer, composer, and pianist generally nicknamed the "Rocketman" and he is gay.

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Elton John's original name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight. He was born on 25 March 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England. He was the elder son of Stanley Dwight and the only child of Sheila Eileen. He was known as the "Queen Mum of Pop" because of his outrageous outfits and oversized glasses.

His career started at the age of 15 as a pianist. He was hired at Northwood Hills Hotel as a pianist to play Thursday to Sunday nights. In 1962, John and his friends formed a band called "Bluesology."

In 1967, his first song, " Scarecrow," was recorded, with lyrics written by Bernie Taupin, and the music was given by Elton John.

In 1968, John and Taupin joined Dick James' DJM records as songwriters. In 1969, John's first album, "Empty Sky", was a failure. After that, "Your Song" from his second album was a big hit in both the United States and England. In 1972, "Rocketman" became his first number-one single.

When did Elton John come out as gay?

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In 1976, Elton John came out as bisexual. In 1992, he came out as gay and claimed he was "quite comfortable about being gay" regarding his sexual orientation. His first marriage, which lasted five years, was to John Reid in 1970. He married Renate Blauel in 1984. After their divorce, he came out as gay four years later.

Relationship History of Elton John

In 1969, John was engaged to his secretary, Linda Woodrow. John was going to be married to her first lover, but unfortunately, the relationship ended just two weeks before the wedding.

In 1970, Elton John started his first gay affair with John Reid, the Tamla Motown Label manager for the UK. Their relationship was portrayed in "Rocketman" and ended after five years.

In 1984, he got married to the German recording engineer Renate Blauel. Their relationship stayed for four years, and they got divorced in 1988.

In 1993, John started his very valuable relationship with David Furnish, who was an advertising executive and now a filmmaker. They tied the knot on December 21, 2014, after same-sex marriage became legal in the United Kingdom. They have two sons named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, born by surrogacy.

Who is Elton John’s Husband?

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David James Furnish is Elton John's husband. David was born on October 25, 1962, in Toronto, Ontario. He was the son of Gladys and Jack Furnish. He graduated in 1981 from the Sir John A. McDonald Collegiate Institute. In 1985, he received an HBA degree from Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

Furnish has experience in journalism, having written for publications like GQ and Tatler, as well as advertising, having worked for the prestigious advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather. Furnish is also a board member of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and he and John share managerial control of the latter's venerable production business, Rocket Pictures.


Q. What is Elton John’s illness?

A. Elton John has had many ups and downs in his health history. Hip surgery, covid, prostate cancer, and infection once left him "24 hours from death."

Q. Who is Elton John’s partner?

A. David Furnish is Elton John's romantic partner and husband.

Q. How much older is Elton John than his husband?

A. Elton John is 15 years older than his husband.

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