The relationship between famed guitarist-songwriter Jack White and his estranged wife, Karen Elson, continues to deteriorate. The former couple separated in 2011, but the model filed a restraining order against the former White Stripes frontman on July 22, alleging that White had been “bullying” her and complaining of “harassment.” She submitted several emails from White to a Nashville, Tenn., judge, which TMZ obtained.
In the emails, White blasts his former wife, as well as Dan Auerbach, lead singer of The Black Keys.
In one of the emails, White complaints that Elson has enrolled their two children into the same school as Auerbach’s young daughter. The email was allegedly sent on July 16 and reads: “My concern with Auerbach is because I don’t want the kids involved in any of that crap … That’s a possible twelve f–king years I’m going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that a–hole with other people trying to lump us in together. He gets yet another free reign to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world.”
White has filed a response to Elson’s restraining order. In documents to the judge, he says that his estranged wife leaves the kids with him on a regular basis, which he says is evidence that she does not truly believe he’s a danger to anyone. He also claims that Elson recently told a mutual acquaintance that “I’m completely in love with Jack and I’d move back tomorrow if he asked me.”
White says that his ex is attempting to “malign him in the public record,” and he’s adamant that he’s not a “scary or violent person.” He’s asking for the judge to intervene and establish a temporary co-parenting plan for the feuding couple.
White and Elson have a hearing on Aug. 29 over the dispute involving their two children.