Elijah Blue Allman, the son of iconic singer and actress Cher, has had a tumultuous relationship with his family, including his mother, for many years. The youngest child of Cher and her former husband, musician Gregg Allman, Elijah grew up in the spotlight, but also struggled with addiction and personal issues throughout his life.
Despite being born into a family of musicians and entertainers, Elijah’s own music career has been largely overshadowed by his struggles with addiction and his strained relationship with his mother. In the 1990s, he formed the band Deadsy, which gained a following in the alternative rock scene, but the group disbanded in 2007.
Throughout his life, Elijah has been open about his struggles with addiction and has been in and out of rehab facilities over the years. In a 2016 interview with The Fix, he revealed that he had struggled with drug addiction since he was a teenager and had been sober for two years at the time of the interview.
Despite his efforts to get clean, Elijah has had a strained relationship with his mother, who has been vocal about her disappointment and frustration with his behavior. In a 2018 interview with The Guardian, Cher described Elijah as “a stranger” and said that she had not spoken to him in years.
In recent years, Elijah has also been estranged from his half-siblings, Chaz Bono and Georganne LaPiere, who are Cher’s children from her marriage to Sonny Bono. In a 2018 interview with People, Elijah revealed that he had been cut off from his family’s fortune and had to rely on his own income, which he made through his music and other endeavors.
Despite his struggles, Elijah has continued to make music and has released several solo albums over the years. In 2018, he released an album titled “Blue Blood Blues” under the name Elijah Blue and the Traitors.
While his relationship with his family remains strained, Elijah has expressed hope that he can reconcile with them in the future. In a 2018 interview with The Guardian, he said, “I’m still hopeful that things can change. But it’s just one of those things where it has to happen naturally.”
Elijah’s struggles with addiction and his strained relationship with his family have been difficult, but he has continued to persevere and make music. Despite being exiled from his family, he remains hopeful for the future and is focused on his own personal and creative growth.