A judge says a 96-year-old woman whose late-life marriage to a 95-year-old beau was widely publicized should be returned to her longtime northern Virginia home after the musician Cher promised to pay to fix it up.
In a court deposition, Cher said she was inspired last year by a news story about Edith Hill and her newlywed husband, Eddie Harrison.
Their marriage became embroiled in a court dispute over whether Hill had the mental capacity to marry her companion.
Harrison died in December, less than a year after the wedding, but a custody dispute continued over who should care for Hill.
Cher said she will help pay for upgrades to Hill's family home in Alexandria. Earlier this month, a judge said Hill should return there once repairs are complete.
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