Elton John’s and his 90 year-old mother, Sheila, appear to have reconciled after a long period of estrangement. The British rock legend dedicated a charming Instagram post to Sheila and patched things up just in time for Mother’s Day.
“Dear Mum, Happy Mother’s Day! So happy we are back in touch. Love, Elton xo,” Sir Elton wrote on Sunday, the message was accompanied by a photo of Elton and Sheila smiling.
According to the Daily Mirror, Elton and Sheila fell out in 2008 and had no contact with each other until 2016. The tabloid newspaper claims that the disagreement escalated after Sheila refused to sever ties with with two of Elton’s friends, Bob Halley and John Reid, with whom Elton was not on speaking terms,
In 2016, John told the Daily Mirror that he and his mother had reconciled: “Out of respect for my mother’s privacy, I have always shied away from speaking publicly about our relationship,” he added. “However, I can say that we are now back in touch and have been so since my mother’s 90th birthday.”