Elton John’s lifelong buddy and music collaborator, Bernie Taupin, was formally inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2023. The ceremony airs on January 1 on ABC, and followers are ecstatic to see the lyricist lastly get the popularity he deserves.
Because the brains behind a number of of Elton’s romantic tracks, corresponding to “Don’t Go Breaking My Coronary heart” and “Candle within the Wind,” Bernie is aware of a factor or two about relationships. The U.Ok. native has been married 4 occasions in his life, and he discovered the love of his life in present spouse Heather Kidd.
Study extra about Bernie’s previous marriages and present relationship with Heather beneath!
Bernie and Maxine had been married from 1971 to 1976, and she or he was the inspiration behind Elton and Bernie’s hit tune “Tiny Dancer.” The previous seamstress spoke with The New York Post in 2019 concerning the second she knew the lyrics had been about her.
“I knew it was about me. I had been into ballet as a little bit woman and sewed patches on Elton’s jackets and denims,” Maxine advised the publication. “I had goosebumps. Elton was on one facet of me and Bernie was on the opposite. That tune was like having your actually good buddies provide the finest present you might ever obtain.”
Whereas recalling how, throughout her and Bernie’s marriage, he would compose Elton’s music, Maxine identified that her ex-husband would come with her within the songwriting course of by displaying her his creations. Even within the years following her and Bernie’s divorce, Maxine stored folders containing the unique songs that Bernie had written within the Nineteen Seventies.
“Bernie can be up in our bed room, writing lyrics. When completed, he would present them to me,” she continued. “Subsequent morning, he’d stroll downstairs to the eating room to see Elton for breakfast. There was a piano there, and that’s the place Elton composed the music. Then, Elton would give the lyrics again to Bernie, and I might put them into folders for protected protecting. Through the years, I [started keeping] them in a temperature-controlled vault.”
Whereas Maxine wasn’t a songwriter, she was credited with serving to Bernie and Elton give you their hit single “The Bitch Is Again.”
“Elton had simply come again from one in all his excursions,” she recalled. “He was speaking about how drained he was and about how troublesome the lengthy hours on stage had been. ‘Within the midst of all that, I rolled my eyes and mentioned, ‘Oh, the bitch is again.’ All of us began laughing and Bernie thought it will make a terrific tune title.”
Toni Lynn Russo
In 1979, Bernie married his second spouse, Toni Lynn Russo, who’s actress Rene Russo’s sister. The previous spouses had been married for some time till they finalized their divorce in 1991.
Stephanie Haymes Roven
Two years after divorcing Toni, the “Saturday Night time’s Alright (For Preventing)” songwriter married his third spouse, Stephanie Haymes Roven. They had been collectively for 5 years till they divorced in 1998. Stephanie is the daughter of actor Dick Haymes and actress Fran Jeffries.
In 2004, Bernie tied the knot along with his fourth spouse, Heather, and the spouses share two daughters collectively.