Here's Why It Was Difficult for Cher to Accept Chaz's Coming out despite Being a Gay Icon

Even though she’s a gay icon, legendary singer and actress Cher struggled to come to terms with her child’s coming out.

In a candid interview with Pride Source, the "I Got You Babe" singer shared how she felt when Chaz transitioned into a man.

Cher at The Hertz Arena on January 17, 2019 in Estero, Florida | Photo: Getty Images

Cher at The Hertz Arena on January 17, 2019 in Estero, Florida | Photo: Getty Images

Cher recently impressed fashion critics yet again as she appeared on James Corden’s popular CBS late night show.

“When I found out Chaz was gay, I didn’t go through it that easily; when I found out Chaz was (transitioning) … except we talked about it a lot, actually," Cher said, adding:

"But then Chaz didn’t mention it anymore, so I kind of forgot. And what I think is, there’s such a fear of losing the child you love, and what will replace that child.”

She continued, “I think it’s about the fear, mostly. I felt, who will this new person be? Because I know who the person is now, but who will the new person be and how will it work, and will I have lost somebody?”

Cher and Chaz Bono at the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Washington | Photo: Getty Images

Cher and Chaz Bono at the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Washington | Photo: Getty Images

But the singer said Chaz is now living happily and that they are getting along better than ever.

CONQUERING THE MALE-DOMINATED INDUSTRY

Often referred to as the Goddess of Pop, Cher is known as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry.

She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold 100 million records worldwide to date.

Among her many awards, she has won a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and a Cannes Film Festival Award. She has also received an award from the Kennedy Center Honors and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Aside from her advocacy to promote LGBT rights, Cher is also active in the campaign against HIV/AIDS.

LOOKING SO VIBRANT

Cher recently impressed fashion critics yet again as she appeared on James Corden’s popular CBS late night show.

She was one of James Corden’s deluxe guests during #LateLateLondon week, where she shared some juicy personal details.

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