Cher Files for a Conservatorship for Her Son Elijah Blue Allman
Cher has filed for a conservatorship of her 43-year-old son Elijah Blue Allman due to allegations of his struggles with substance abuse. According to court documents obtained by People Thursday (December 28), the “Believe” singer is seeking to be the sole conservator of her son’s estate, claiming that he is “substantially unable to manage his financial resources.” Elijah, who is known professionally as P. Exeter Blue, is the frontman of industrial metal band Deadsy, which went on hiatus in 2007. His father is the late Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band.
The court document states that although Elijah is due to receive assets from his trust before the end of the year, a conservator is “urgently needed … to protect Elijah’s property from loss or injury” because he is “currently unable to manage his assets due to severe mental health and substance abuse issues.” The document also states that his estranged wife, Marieangela King, is not fit to be his conservator because “their tumultuous relationship has been marked by a cycle of drug addiction and mental health crises.” The filing states that his mother is “concerned that any funds distributed to Elijah will be immediately spent on drugs.” Cher, 77, is worried he will have no money left to provide for himself and putting his life at risk. The filing concludes by stating that the Burlesque star has been working “tirelessly” to get her son into treatment.
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“[Cher] loves Elijah immensely and has always acted with his best interests in mind,” the filing states, adding that she has been “unable to discuss his preferences concerning the appointment of a temporary conservator” because of his “current mental and physical health issues.” A hearing for a temporary order is currently set for January 5, 2024, with the hearing on a permanent order scheduled for March 6, 2024. In October, Cher opened up to the publication about her relationship with her son after a report surfaced that she allegedly hired four men to forcibly snag him from a New York City hotel room in an apparent intervention in November 2022. Cher denied the rumor but confirmed that the private family matter was related to her son’s addiction issues, which he has spoken openly about over the years.