Cher has filed paperwork to become the sole conservator of her son Elijah Blue Allman’s estate claiming that her 47-year-old son is incapable of caring for himself due to his drug addiction.
According to The Blast, the now 77-year old music icon believes that her son is “substantially unable to manage his own financial resources” and, as a result, needs a conservator to look after his financial holdings.
The filing reads “(Cher) has been unable to discuss Elijah’s preferences concerning the appointment of a temporary conservator because given Elijah’s current mental and physical health issues, discussed in detail in the concurrently filed Confidential Supplemental Information, he is unable to form or express a preference concerning the appointment of a conservator for his estate.” “(Cher) is concerned that any funds distributed to Elijah will immediately be spent on drugs, leaving Elijah with no assets to provide for himself and putting Elijah’s life at risk.”
Born Cherilyn Sarkisian, the singer also argued that Elijah’s estranged wife, Marieangela King (to whom he was married from 2013 to 2020,) should not be his conservator because “Angela actively works to keep Elijah from getting clean and sober or receiving mental health treatment that he desperately needs”.”Indeed, it would be unsafe for Elijah and his estate because (Cher) is informed and believes that the appointment of Angela as conservator of Elijah’s estate would result in the immediate loss or dissipation of Elijah’s assets for self-destructive purposes.”
In September of this year, King accused Cher of hiring four men to kidnap Elijah in late 2022 when they were trying to reconcile. In response, Cher denied the allegation and spoke candidly to People about her son’s addiction issues, stating:
“I’m a mother. This is my job – one way or another, to try to help my children. You do anything for your children.” “Whenever you can help them, you just do it because that’s what being a mother is. But it’s joy, even with heartache – mostly, when you think of your children, you just smile and you love them, and you try to be there for them.”
Cher shares Elijah with her late second husband/fellow musician, Gregg Allman.