Sheila Farebrother, the 90 year old mother of singer Elton John, has revealed the reason why she and her superstar son have not spoken in seven years. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mrs Farebrother blamed the singer’s husband David Furnish for straining the mother-son relationship, but said the final straw came when she wouldn't give up two of her oldest friends.

Elton JohnElton John has allegedly not spoken to his mother in seven years

Mrs Farebrother said the end of her relationship with Elton came over a ‘petty’ reason which sparked a a catastrophic argument between the pair. “It's seven years now in June”, Sheila told the newspaper. “But you know, I've got used to it. And it was all so stupid — so petty.”

She revealed that the rift began when Elton ordered her to cut two close friends out of her life, Bob Halley and John Reid. Halley was Elton’s driver who became his personal assistant, but had been fired after more than 30 years of service. While John Reid was the manger who had guided the singer's career from its earliest stages.

More: Dolce and Gabbana Respond to Elton John's Instagram Blast

But Sheila said she told her son that she valued their friendship too much to cut them out of her life. “Then to my utter amazement, he told me he hated me,” Sheila told the Daily Mail. “And he then banged the phone down. Imagine! To me, his mother!’”

Sheila then said she reacted in anger telling her son, “You think more of that f***ing thing you married than your own mother. Those were the last words I spoke to him,” she continued. “That's what it's all about. I suppose he was horrified because I dared to disobey.”

More: Elton John Calls For Boycott Of Fashion House Dolce & Gabbana Over Ivf Comments

The 90 year old said that things started to become strained with her son due to his partner David Furnish. Sheila said it began when she was invited to be the official witness at their civil partnership, but was then told she could not appear in any of the photographs because she refused to wear a hat.

When asked if she’d ever speak to her son again Sheila said, “It's up to him. Maybe, I don't know. I’m happy now. I've got over all the hurt of those seven years.” “I've got over all the nasty things and the hurtfulness. I just hope he's as happy as I am,” she concluded.