Cher’s youngest son Elijah Blue Allman has eloped with his fiancee, Marieangela ‘Angie’ King, after his mother shunned the pair’s engagement.
Elijah, 37, says he suggested to Angie that they elope after his megastar mum failed to acknowledge or congratulate the couple.
“I wasn’t going to wait for anyone’s approval and congratulations just like I’ve never waited for any of that my whole life,” he told the UK’s Daily Mail.
“The way I eloped with my wife is the same way I’ve done everything I’ve ever done. I don’t know any other way and we knew it was the right time.”
Elijah, who is Cher’s only son with her second husband Gregg Allman, has battled through some tough times recently.
He has battled a heroin addiction following his rock star days as a member of Deadsy, watched his sister Chastity become his brother Chaz and almost died after contracting Lyme disease.
He says when it comes to his family, he has always felt like an outcast.
“I’ve always been the black sheep of my family. The reason being we just have different value systems and we just have a different mentality and that clashes a lot. We have lots of ups and downs and right now isn’t the best time,” he says.
“Had we been getting on a little bit better along maybe it would have been different.”
Despite not having his mother’s blessing, Elijah says other members of his family are happy for him.
“She knows that I’m married, my entire family knows I’m married. Some have congratulated me, some haven’t. My father’s side of the family is very happy for us and is very excited,” he says.
Characteristically rebellious Elijah “eloped in a real Romeo and Juliet fashion”.
“We got married in front of the fireplace in our new house, we kind of christened it. Just a few friends came, one of them was my good friend, the rapper Mickey Avalon,” he says.
“We wanted something that was sacred and private. This was something that was for me and my girl.”
It seems that Cher isn’t looking to reconcile with her son any time soon, after not inviting the couple to Christmas at her Malibu home.
While Cher hasn’t commented on her and Elijah’s troubled relationship, he thinks his mother might be finding it difficult to give up her son to another woman.
“Those feelings come up for any mother that their son’s being lost to another woman, no matter who that woman is,” he says.
“It’s a shame because you’re hoping at the end it’s all going to come together.”