December 28, 2023

Celebrity

Cher sidelines son Elijah’s estranged wife, files for sole conservatorship

Cher filed for conservatorship of son amid his 'severe’ physical and mental health crisis

By Javeria Shahid December 28, 2023
Marieangela King revealed in her divorce documents that Cher kidnapped her son in November 2022
Marieangela King revealed in her divorce documents that Cher kidnapped her son in November 2022

Cher filed for conservatorship of her son Elijah Blue Allman in the wake of his marriage woes with Marieangela King.

PEOPLE reported on Wednesday, December 27, that the 77-year-old Goddess of Pop submitted the case in Los Angeles Superior Court.

As per documents obtained by the publication, the American actress and singer is seeking to be the sole conservator of her son’s estate, stating that he is "substantially unable to manage his financial resources".

She also claimed that she hadn't discussed Allman’s "preferences concerning the appointment of a temporary conservator" due to his current mental and physical health issues that made him "unable to form or express a preference" on the matter.

The document further stated that Allman’s estranged wife, Marieangela King, should not be considered to be his conservator as their "tumultuous relationship has been marked by a cycle of drug addiction and mental health crisis."

The filings referred to the I Got You Babe songstress as a loving mother who "worked tirelessly to get Elijah into treatment and get him the help he needs," adding that she "loved Elijah immensely and has always acted with his best interests in mind."

The document stated that the urgent need of a conservatorship stemmed from the need to protect the 47-year-old son’s assets.

"Elijah is entitled to regular distributions from the trust, but given his ongoing mental health substance abuse issue, [Cher] is concerned that any funds distributed to Elijah will be immediately spent on drugs, leaving Elijah with no assets to provide for himself and putting Elijah’s life at risk," the filing added.

Earlier this year, King made shocking revelations about the singer's alleged intervention in divorce filing filed in December 2022.

In the court filings obtained by the Daily Mail, King accused Cher of hiring four men to "abduct" Allman from a hotel room in New York City on the night of their anniversary in November of that year. 

However, Cher put the rumors to end by responding, "That rumor is not true."