Friday, March 20, 2015
Elton's Mum Turns 90 with Fake Elton John
But more than 5,000 miles away from the glitzy showbiz mecca, Sir Elton John’s mother celebrated her 90th birthday in very different style – at a £14-a-head tapas restaurant near her home in West Sussex.
Sheila Farebrother is not thought to have spoken to her son for seven years after a family rift, and was joined by two friends for the modest lunch at the Restaurante Andalucia in Worthing on Thursday.
Speaking later at her £740,000 four-bedroom home on a private estate near Littlehampton, she appeared to rule out any reconciliation in the broken relationship with her rock legend son.
Asked if she had been contacted by Sir Elton during her birthday, she simply replied ‘no’, adding: ‘Anyway, it’s none of your business.’
Mrs Farebrother revealed in 2011 that the two had fallen out spectacularly, saying: ‘He has cut me off completely. I don’t want to go into what caused it. It is a painful subject. My son cut me out of his life for good.’
It is understood that the 67-year-old musician was furious over comments she made that offended his partner, David Furnish. Their relationship soured so much that Sir Elton did not go to the funeral of his stepfather Fred Farebrother in 2010.
Mrs Farebrother divorced Sir Elton’s father, Stanley Dwight, when the singer was 14.
Sir Elton is still believed to support his mother financially.
A spokesman said: ‘We never comment about Elton’s private life.’
The singing sensation's mother, Sheila Farebrother, was joined by the rest of her family and friends as she celebrated her 90th birthday in a converted barn on Saturday.
And despite not being on speaking terms with her son, Sheila decided to hire a lookalike artist to entertain her guests on the special occasion.
The Ultimate Elton, performer Paul Bacon, took to the stage alongside the real KiKi Dee to sing Elton's hit Don't Go Breaking My Heart.
'Sheila's 90th birthday was a really special evening,' Kiki, 68, told The Mirror, moments after the bash.
'It was wonderful to see her on the dance floor having a brilliant time with so much love around her.'
- Daily Mail
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