1977, Beverly Hills, Cher with Gregg Allman

Cher Got Hitched to Gregg Allman 43 Years Ago

Their marriage may have not have survived the decade, but it epitomized the '70s

A little bit country, a little bit rock n' roll, and a ton of hair, Cher and Gregg Allman's marriage on June 30, 1975, was the stuff of rock royalty legend.

While Gregg's drug and alcohol addictions ultimately doomed the union by 1979, it's pretty apparent from these photos that the couple were genuinely into each other. Even after their divorce, Cher told People Magazine in a 1979 article, "... nobody ever made me feel as happy as Gregory did. God, he’s wonderful. I don’t understand why he can’t see it." (Allman, sadly, died in 2017.)

Here's a look back at the couple that seem to embody the '70s; wild, passionate, and resplendent in leather and velvet.

MANE ATTRACTION Terry O'Neill/Getty Images MANE ATTRACTION BOOGIE DOWN Michael Ochs Archives BOOGIE DOWN BLENDED FAMILY Getty Images BLENDED FAMILY With Chaz (then Chastity) Bono BOHO CHIC Michael Ochs Archives BOHO CHIC PRETTY FACES John Rodgers/Redferns PRETTY FACES HAPPY TO SEE YOU Ron Galella/WireImage HAPPY TO SEE YOU UNTAMED LOVE Harry Langdon/Getty Images UNTAMED LOVE ONSTAGE CHEMISTRY Shinko Music/Getty Images ONSTAGE CHEMISTRY CHER WITH THEIR SON ELIJAH BLUE Ron Galella/WireImage CHER WITH THEIR SON ELIJAH BLUE SHOPPING TRIP Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage SHOPPING TRIP ALL SMILES Ron Galella/WireImage ALL SMILES INCOGNITO Ron Galella/WireImage INCOGNITO DUETS David Redfern/Redferns DUETS LADIES FIRST Michael Ochs Archives LADIES FIRST 1977 ALBUM COVER Harry Langdon/Getty Images 1977 ALBUM COVER LEAN ON ME Michael Ochs Archives LEAN ON ME HEAD WRAPS Michael Ochs Archives HEAD WRAPS



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1977, Beverly Hills, Cher with Gregg Allman Michael Ochs Archives 1977, Beverly Hills, Cher with Gregg Allman UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1977: 1977, California, Beverly Hills, Cher with Gregg Allman. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)