According to the US magazine "People", singer Cher (77) has applied for guardianship of her son Elijah Blue Allman (47). According to court documents filed in a Los Angeles court, Cher wants to assume sole guardianship of her son's estate. He is “currently unable to manage his financial resources himself due to severe psychological problems and drug abuse.”
A guardian is urgently needed "to protect Elijah's property," the documents continue, according to People. His wife Marieangela King (36) is not suitable as a guardian because their "stormy relationship is characterized by drug addiction and psychological crises." Due to his current mental and physical issues, Cher has not been able to speak to her son about his preferences regarding the appointment of a temporary guardian. The 77-year-old also tried tirelessly to provide her son with treatment and “to give him the help he needs.” The singer loves her son more than anything and “has always acted in his best interests.”
Cher has not yet commented on the proposal. A hearing for a preliminary ruling is scheduled for January 5, 2024, with a permanent order to follow on March 6, 2024.
Last October, Cher addressed rumors that she had allegedly hired men to kidnap her adult son the year before. "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."
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.