Gregg Allman, 64, on his 7th marriage, to 24 year-old, “this time, I am really in love”

You may have heard this story already, but it was news to me and it made me raise an eyebrow, so I figured you might want to hear it. Gregg Allman, 64, is a founding member of 70s rock blues band The Allman Brothers. (Midnight Rider, Ramblin Man.) He’s promoting a new memoir called My Cross to Bear, which is about the tragedies he’s suffered along with his struggle with addiction. (He went to rehab 11 times, and didn’t kick drugs and alcohol until recently.) Allman has been married six times, with his most famous ex wife being Cher. He was married to Cher from 1975 to 1979 and they have a son, Elijah Blue Allman, 35, together. From his various other wives and ex girlfriends he has two other sons, Michael Sean Allman, 45, and Devon Allman, 39. He also has daughters Delilah Island Allman, 31, and Layla Brooklyn Allman, 17. Allman is currently engaged, to a woman who is younger than most of his kids. He calls her age “irrelevant” and has some convoluted logic for their romance, which he had a little trouble explaining on Piers Morgan’s show. Here’s more:

Perhaps the seventh time’s the charm for Allman Brother’s founding member, Gregg Allman.

The rocker revealed on Piers Morgan Tonight that he plans to give the institution one more shot– this time with fiancée Shannon Williams, who is 40 years his junior.

Williams, 24, joined her soon-to-be husband on the program as he promoted his new memoir, My Cross to Bear, and when asked what she might think of becoming wife number seven, he quickly rose to defend their May-December romance.

“That’s not what she’s becoming,” he responded. “She’s becoming wife number one. I don’t have a wife. Haven’t had one for years.”
To further his point he added, “This time, I am really in love.”

Allman then appeared on CBS This Morning to again defend his relationship with Williams, calling it an “altogether different” experience than his previous wives because he is presently “sober.”

[From ET Online]

Piers Morgan asked Allman how many times he’s been in love in his life and he said “twice” despite the fact that he’s been married six times to date, adding that he “didn’t reciprocate” his other wives’ love. That’s cold.

There’s no fool like an old fool. This guy didn’t seem, how do I put this, all there when I saw clips of his interviews on Piers Morgan and CBS This Morning. (below) Most of his kids are older than his fiance, and if this marriage lasts more than a couple of years (doubtful) this very young woman stands to inherit everything.

Allman’s fiance Shannon, 24. She looks like Lauren Conrad here:

Allman on CBS This Morning. He’s kind of slow and doesn’t get to the point. He talks about his relationships at around 4:45.

photo above credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

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  1. Anait says:

    What about your wife? Hope she is in love too…

  2. Reece says:

    I saw this before and I’m still LOLOLOLOLOLOL-ing.
    “There’s no fool like an old fool.” So true!

  3. blonde on the dock says:

    Well it appears she’s into necrophilia. Puke!

  4. barbi says:

    He was on The View last week and he seemed so indifferent to everything they asked. It was almost painful with all the moments of silence. They’d ask a question and he would give the shortest awnser and it seemed like they would wait and wait and wait for him to say more. Lol. Then they’d just look at him kinda blindly and ask another question, and it would start all over.

  5. lucy2 says:

    Dude, marriage number SEVEN? You are NOT cut out for marriage, sober or not – live together and be happy, forget the legal stuff which will only lead to the inevitable divorce settlement.

    His oldest son is 45, meaning he’s old enough to be his fiancee’s GRANDfather. Ewwwww. A bit of an age difference isn’t a big deal, but that is way too extreme. Ten bucks says she’s hoping for a reality show and fame/money.

  6. boo says:

    Wow, he used to be really good looking back in the day. I understand he’s had some sort of liver transplant, or some other kind of transplant. So yeah, he’s got one foot in and one foot out. She’s 24 and she’s marrying for love I assume? Oh please, this is just pathetic.

  7. Anne says:

    I’m so sick of this trash. I’m sure the sick SOB does love her. I bet she’s just crazy about his wrinkly old self too (I hope she doesn’t slip up and call him Pawpaw). I wonder if he ever asks himself whether she would even help him across the street if he was broke or even had a “comfortable” lifestyle. It’s bad enough when these people marry someone young enough to be their child, but grandchild – just gross. Where are her parents – sure she’s over 18, but still.

  8. NM6804 says:

    In twenty years from now, Greg Allman’s name can be replaced with Jennifer Lopez’.

  9. TXCinderella says:

    That is just as nasty as Axle Rose and Lana Del Ray. What in the world could these young women have in common with a much older man?

  10. Macey says:

    This is just gross. He almost seems as if he’s not quite there. This chick is not only a gold digger but she’s also taking advantage of someone whose mind isnt quite what it used to be (not sure how to word that without offending the elderly).
    I hope his kids or someone close to him is looking out for his financial affairs, not sure how much money he has but you can almost tell she’s counting the days til his death.

  11. Meecey says:

    You can’t be drunk AND in love?? *eye roll*. LOL
    Wish he woulda told me that before MY first marriage! Haha.
    I don’t get the attraction to the older guys by these young girls! Gross to me but if they are in LOVE. Whatever.

    • Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

      Here I think the attraction is money.

      I mean c’mon, she’s 24 and he’s old enough to be her grandfather. I highly doubt she’s really all that in love. Maybe she’s impressed by his former fame as a rocker but how long will that last?

    • danielle says:

      Sounds like my bf’s dad – he’s on his 5th marriage to a 27 yr old and he insists she really loves him. That makes him a fool – she doesn’t love him, she think she can put up with him until he dies, and that he’s old enough it wont take long. (Although he’s from a very long-lived family – he’ll get tired of her in few more years and move on to someone younger).

  12. fabgrrl says:

    Wow, isn’t it just such a funny coincidence that these couples with such a huge age difference that “don’t care about age” always involve a young, beautiful woman and a wealthy, old man? You never ever seem to hear about an old man “falling in love” with an unattractive or overweight woman. Or a young woman “falling in love” with a homeless dude. Gee, wonder why that is?

  13. Lindy says:

    This just makes me sad. I’m from Georgia, and my dad is a few years younger than Allman. He still remembers going to concerts of theirs when he was in college, and I grew up listening to their music.

    He is just… Ugh. seven times, dude? To someone 40 years younger? Come on. Just, come on.

  14. Jackie says:

    what kind of prescription meds is this guy on???

    his gross motor skills are severely impaired.

    his is marrying a nurse, not a wife.

  15. Katyusha says:

    On a side note, Midnight Rider is one of my favorite all-time songs!

    • Bobby the K says:

      One of my favourite songs as well. I knew Dicky Betts co-wrote it and was surprised to learn Willie Dixon himself is also the composer, along with Gregg.

      • MW says:

        I liked their music, wanted see how he was doing now, so I listened to him being interviewed not that long ago. He was totally an arrogant d*ck and totally trashed Cher and the years they were together. Really nasty, self-serving and unnecessary, especially since they have a kid together and must still deal with each other on some level. Maybe he is jealous? Left a bad taste in my mouth.

  16. Jayna says:

    The guy was a drug addict and gone on the road all the time, probably cheating; yet, he pulls the martyr line none of them loved me. I heard the book is good. But he was on the View and he couldn’t give one complete thought. He was like a lump on a log.

  17. fabgrrl says:

    “I can finally afford a young, crazy stripper wife.” –Grandpa Simpson

  18. Beth says:

    My mom actually knows this guy’s son Michael, says he’s a giant loser.

    • Jeannified says:

      I have been following Michael lately (online, obviously.) He is a very talented singer…sounds just like Gregg…looks just like Gregg, but I get the feeling that he shares Greggs demons, too. He seems like he is riding his Dad’s coattails and is a mess and a half.

  19. SirSnarksalot says:

    I knew a girl from high school who spent time as a stripper in Florida who said Allman used to hang out at the club, never tip the girls and then ask them to give him money for a cab home. That’s all I ever needed to hear to know this guy is a douche. I hope she takes him for all he is worth and leaves him crying in his Depends.

  20. really says:

    I heard him on Howard Stern and he sounded like Grandpa Simpson. He is *not* a young 64 year old, more like 80.

  21. Faye says:

    I’m 24. Would not marry that guy. It would make paying for college easier, but…still would not marry.

  22. Jeannified says:

    I wonder why they left out of this article that he actually has FOUR sons. The one the article left out was his son Jonathan Christian Allman. He was born to a woman who was a waitress at the time in Florida. I believe Gregg met her and had a one night stand with her in Sarasota or something.

  23. megan says:

    HEY who gives a shit? Stay out of their business and get a life people!!

  24. only1shmoo says:

    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww (*puff, puff* let me catch my breath…OK) wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

  25. ellie66 says:

    i dont know if i posted this already so if i did..sorry. He used too date the porn star Savannah when she was 16 her mom introducted her to him he supposedly got her hooked on heroin this was before her porn career. She committed suicide a few years later. He also was going out with James Arness’s daughter he dumped her for Cher and she committed suicide. Her name i think was Jenny. Girl better run!

  26. skuddles says:

    Uh Mr Allman? I realize your brain may be completely fried from a zillion years of drinkin’ and druggin’ and whorin’ so I’d just like to mention…. PRENUP PRENUP PRENUP…. k?

  27. Lisa says:

    I’m amazed Gregg can even tie his own shoes after all the drugs he did.

  28. YvetteW says:

    Of course he is in love. Now. The Viagra finally kicked in. Who wouldn’t be overcome with emotion?

  29. Jules says:

    Young enough to be his grandchild. Ewww.

  30. dragonlady sakura says:

    Gross. His 8th wife was just born last week.

  31. Amy says:

    As the mother of a 24-year-old, I now have something new for which to be grateful – Gregg Allman isn’t my impending son-in-law.

  32. Nance says:

    Gregory has always been a slow and soft speaker and always gave the question some thought before answering. As for medication, I am sure he also suffers from side effects from the strong meds he takes to keep his body from rejecting his liver. As for the young fiancee…he’s just another old fool caught up in the illusion that she really loves him.