|Full Name||Bernie Taupin|
|Birth Name||Bernard John Taupin|
|Profession||Lyricist, poet, singer and artist|
|Birth City||Sleaford, Lincolnshire|
|Father Name||Robert Taupin|
|Mother Name||Daphne Cort Taupin|
|Spouse||Heather Lynn Hodgins Kidd|
|No Of Children||2|
|Date of Birth||May 22,1950|
|Married Date||March 27,2004|
Sir Elton John, one of the best-selling music artists of all time has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100. And a portion of John's success can be credited to Bernie Taupin, an English lyricist, poet, singer, and artist. The duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992. Taupin is mostly known for his long-term collaboration with John as he wrote most of John's songs' lyrics.
Bernie and John collaborated since late 1967. To date, they have worked together on more than thirty albums. Taupin wrote the lyrics for Rocket Man, Levon, Honky Cat, Tiny Dancer, The Bitch is Back, Your Song, etc.
The 70-year-old, Bernie Taupin has been married four times of which his first three marriages ended in divorce. His fourth and current wife is Heather Lynn Hodgins Kidd with whom he tied his wedding knot on March 27, 2004. So, when did they meet?
Bernie and his longtime wife, Heather first met in 1998. On August 22, 2020, he shared a post on Instagram along with the caption: "22 years today I got dealt a winning hand and that hand is the hand that I cling to every day. You are my soul and inspiration, my true love and guiding light, a force that never wavers, my best friend, and hot tamale!"
Who is Heather Kidd? Unfortunately, there is not much information about Heather, but some reports say that she is over 30 years younger than her husband. Despite the huge age gap, the couple has been married for over 16 years as of now. The family lives on a 30-acre ranch outside of Los Angeles in a place called, Santa Ynez.
Taupin and Heather share two daughters, Charley Indiana Taupin and Georgey Devon Taupin. Charley was born in May 2005, while, Georgie was born in December 2007.
Charley is a barrel racer and is a equestrian. Meanwhile, Georgie seems to be following in the footsteps of her father as a musician and singer. Bernie and Elton are close friends and they often spend time together at family gatherings.
Before Heather, Taupin had been in a marital relationship with three different women. His first wife is film producer, Maxine Feibelman. The two first met in 1970 and a year later they married in Lincolnshire, the U.K. with Elton serving as the best man. The couple divorced in 1976.
Taupin then married Toni Lynn Russo, sister of actres Rene Russo in 1979. They divorced after 12 years of marital life. In 1993, Bernie married Stephanie Haymes Roven.
The English lyricist, poet, singer and artist, Bernie Taupin has a net worth of $150 million as per celebrity net worth. Taupin made this enormous fortune by collaborating with Elton John on numerous successful songs and albums. As per reports, Taupin and John have sold over 300 million records worldwide. Meanwhile, Sir Elton John has a massive net worth of $500 million.
Bernie and Elton first met in 1967 and recorded their first song, Scarecrow. Many of their songs have won prestigious awards and has topped the charts. Apart from working with Elton, Taupin has collaborated with several other artists. He has produced albums and written lyrics for other composers as well. No wonder, he has such an impressive net worth.
As mentioned, Bernie and his family reside on the property called Roundup Valley Ranch. The 30-acre ranch house has a five-bedroom, six-bathroom, separate studio, and office space as well. Taupin tried to sell the house for $4.7 million but unfortunately, no one has shown interest in buying the house.
Bernie once said that from the first he met Elton, they were pretty much inseparable. Over the course of their 53-year long partnership, Bernie and Elton created over fifty Top 40 hits. Recently, the duo won an Oscar for the Best Original Song I'm Gonna Love Me Again from the 2019 movie, Rocketman. So, how did the collaboration began?
The year was 1967 when Taupin answered an advertisement placed in the UK music paper New Musical Express by Liberty Records. Similarly, John also responded to the same advertisement and the rest is history. Since then the duo has collaborated on numerous songs. English singer/songwriter Calum Scott idolizes Taupin.