In 2007, one of Elton's friends got married.
Elizabeth Hurley, who tied the knot with textile magnate Arun Nayar, invited guests like Elle Macpherson and Valentino.
Elton, who had become a father figure after Hurley's dad passed on in 1996, gave away the bride. His partner observed that the service was an emotional one, and that Elizabeth cried during her vows.
It wasn't long, though, before rumours were circulating about problems in the marriage.
Now the actress has confirmed that the pair have formed other relationships and that they plan to divorce.