Elton John snubbed in late mother's will; singer's former assistant gets the lion's share
For years, Elton John's mom blamed her son for his personal assistant, Bob Halley's departure from the singer's entourage. Sheila considered Bob as her "own son" and left him £250,000.
Sir Elton John's mother, Sheila Farebrother, has left half of her £534,000 fortune to the singer's former personal assistant. The 92-year-old, who passed on in December 2017, has reportedly left £250,000 to Bob Halley, who is rumored to have ignited a nine-year feud between the mother and son.
The Candle in the Wind singer has inherited two urns and a few family photographs from his late mother. According to The Sun, the rest of the money in her will is shared by the singer's half-brother Frederick Farebrother and Sheila's friend Deborah Woodward. The outlet claimed that she changed her will a few weeks before her death.
The news comes after Elton and Sheila reportedly mended their fences after a long and bitter argument over Bob's departure from the singer's entourage in 2008. Sources said the singer reconciled with his mom a few months before her death but it seems like Sheila blamed her son for Bob's exit until the very end.
A source said the Your Song singer, who has an estimated net worth of $450 million, isn't bothered about the money. However, the source added, "It very much looks like Sheila was determined to make one final point to her son in her will." Sheila felt Bob's got fired because of Elton's husband, David Furnish. Sheila, who considered the former personal assistant as her own son, once told Elton, "...You think more of that f***ing thing you married than your own mother?" according to Daily Mail.
In a 2016 interview, the Grammy-winning singer said, "When she says things in the press like, ‘I haven’t spoken to Elton since he married that f**king a**hole David Furnish’ That was pretty hard to take. I don’t hate my mother... but I don’t want her in my life."
David, a Canadian filmmaker, and Elton started dating in 1993 and entered a civil partnership in 2005 after the singer proposed in May that year. The couple was officially married in 2014 after gay marriage was legalized in the UK. David and Elton share two children, Zachary, 8, and Elijah, 5.
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