Cher has promised to pay for renovations to a 96-year-old woman's home after she was removed from the residence earlier this year following the death of her 95-year-old, newlywed husband.
"This whole thing is a travesty, what happens to old people," the 68-year-old singer told the 'AP' in a recent interview. "Once they do the repairs and she comes back home, it's going to be bittersweet because she only wanted to be with him."
Edith and Eddie in July 2014. (Photo Credit: R/R)
After tying the knot in June 2014, Edith Hill and Eddie Harrison were forced to separate because their marriage was embroiled in a court dispute over whether Hill — who suffers from mild dementia — had the mental capacity to knowingly marry her companion at such an elderly age.
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Just weeks before Harrison sadly passed away last December, his wife was forcibly removed from their Virginia home to be taken to a Florida facility at the recommendation of a court-appointed guardian. Following the decision, a lengthy custody dispute continued over who should care for Hill and where she should live.
Cher performing in September 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
After hearing Hill's story, Cher agreed to foot the bill for upgrades to be made to the woman's home and a judge ordered that Hill can return to Virginia once the residence's repairs are complete.
"I think this is an important story," Cher previously said of Hill's removal from her home. "It's not right what is going on."
'The Associated Press' first reported this story.
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