Bad allegations have recently been making the rounds about cult star Cher (77). Now the 77-year-old has broken her silence about it. She spoke out about the nasty rumors that she allegedly hired men to kidnap her adult son Elijah Blue Allman (47) last year.
"This rumor is not true," the singer and actress said in a new interview with People magazine. Cher declined to comment further on the allegations. However, she explained that the private family matter was related to her son's addiction problems.
Cher said she has the same problems as millions of other people in the United States. "I'm a mother. It's my job to try to help my children in one way or another. You do everything for your children. Whenever you can help them, you just do it because that's what being a mother is makes a difference."
Cher added, according to People: "But there's joy even when you're heartbroken. When you think about your kids, most of the time you just smile and love them and try to be there for them." Elijah Blue Allman has also spoken publicly about his addiction issues in the past.
According to US media reports, Allman's wife made the allegations against Cher in court documents last year. The couple is said to have been trying to save their marriage when Allman was allegedly picked up by several men.
Elijah Blue Allman comes from Cher's marriage to the late musician Gregg Allman (1947-2017). The two married in 1975 and divorced in 1979. In addition to the 47-year-old, Cher also has another child: Chaz Bono (54), from her marriage to Sonny Bono (1935-1998). The couple was married from 1964 to 1975.