Why Did Cher And Gregg Allman Get Married?

By Jacob Shelton
Cher with Gregg Allman circa 1978. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Cher married Gregg Allman in 1975, and they stayed together through 1979. People forget that, of course -- Cher will forever be known as half of Sonny and Cher, the duo famous for “I Got You Babe” and their variety shows. When Sonny and Cher split, music fans felt like they'd lost a part of their childhood. Cher's marriage to Gregg Allman was a different beast. While Sonny and Cher found success together, Gregg and Cher seemed likely to ruin the healthy careers they'd each built separately.

The union seems strange on paper -- she’s a pop diva, he’s a southern rocker -- but there was real love between these two. Unfortunately their marriage didn’t last. Cher filed for divorce nine days after they tied the knot, but they stuck it out for three more years and managed to produce an album that no one liked, a child, and they were one of the hottest couples of the ‘70s. It’s a crazy ride with these two.