Gregg Allman, a Hall of Fame Rock and Roller and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, is getting married for the seventh time.
Allman, who was married to singer Cher from 1975 to 1979, sat down on Piers Morgan Tonight on Tuesday and spilled the beans about his new fiance Shannon Williams, a girl 40 years his junior.
“This time, I am really in love,” the 64-year-old rocker told Morgan.
When 24-year-old Shannon was asked how she felt about becoming Allman’s seventh wife, Gregg quickly intervened, saying:
“That’s not what she’s becoming. She’s becoming wife number one. I don’t have a wife. Haven’t had one for years.”
Allman, who reportedly met Shannon earlier this year in Florida, added that this marriage will be the lasting one because of true “love,” something that he gave to his previous wives, but never received in return.
“They didn’t reciprocate,” he said.
The Washington Post reports that little is known about Gregg Allman’s latest wife-to-be, other than she entered the rock pioneer’s life after a liver transplant and a run of health difficulties.
As for his previous six wives, Allman shares all the details of their relationships in his new memoir My Cross to Bear, which is available now in bookstores and online. The book also discusses other topics such as his relationship with Cher, who Allman is quoted as saying had an unforgettable scent.
“‘God, she smelled like I would imagine a mermaid would smell… I’ll never forget that scent.’”
Gregg Allman discusses his recent engagement to Shannon Williams on Piers Morgan Tonight in the clip below:
via NY Daily