It’s fair to say that pop legend Elton John hasn’t always had a good relationship with his mother Sheila Farebrother. Indeed, for nine long years the pair argued through the press, with each accusing the other of bad behavior. Fortunately, though, the two did eventually reconcile, with John confirming on his Instagram page that they were back in touch. But that wasn’t the end of the story: in time, in fact, there would be another sad twist.
Back before John and his mom began their feud, though, Sheila arguably helped her son on his way to stardom. In particular, after she had divorced Elton’s father Stanley and married Fred Farebrother, she helped her son get a job as a pub pianist. Stanley, by contrast, hadn’t approved of his offspring’s musical aspirations.