Cher Recalls Late Husband While Talking About the ‘Painful’ Parts of Her New Show
Pop icon Cher admitted she found it difficult to reminisce her relationship with her ex-husband Sonny Bono for her new show.
The 72-year-old singer revealed that she would cry watching scenes in her musical, "The Cher Show," that involve Sonny.
Cher at The Hertz Arena on January 17, 2019 in Estero, Florida | Photo: Getty Images
“I have gone up so high and then fallen down so low. You just think, well, I would do something else, but I don't know how to do anything else."
Cher and Sonny, both singers, had a turbulent marriage that ended in divorce in 1975, after 11 years of marriage. He died in 1998 due to a skiing accident. They share one child – Chaz Bono, 50.
In an interview in 2010, Cher described her ex-husband as a “huge womanizer.”
Cher and Sonny Bono at their home in California in 1966 | Photo: Getty Images
“I was trusting and faithful with him. The truth is, I'm not so sure we should’ve ever been husband and wife,” she told Parade Magazine.
“He didn’t want me to grow up or have any freedom. I wasn’t allowed to do anything except work. We worked more than we lived.”
Cher and Sonny Bono at the Hilton Hotel in London in 1965 | Photo: Getty Images
During their marriage, would struggle with suicidal thoughts, Cher revealed, “I thought about jumping off a hotel balcony. Then I thought, No, I can just leave him.”
She told Sonny about her plan. She recalled him telling her, “‘If you leave me, America will hate you and you won’t have a job.’ I went, ‘You know what, Sonny? I just don’t care!’”
While it was hard for her to remember her “painful” marriage, she produced her new show to reveal things about her that not many people know. The show follows her early life and career.
Cher and Chaz Bono at the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Washington | Photo: Getty Images
HIGHS AND LOWS
“I have gone up so high and then fallen down so low. You just think, well, I would do something else, but I don't know how to do anything else,” Cher said.
The singer recently made headlines after police swarmed her California mansion during a drug-related arrest.
Ventura County detectives arrested a 23-year-old man, believed to be Cher's assistant's son, was connected to a recent drug overdose incident in Thousand Oaks, California.
The relationship between Cher and the arrested man was not confirmed by police, who approached with several patrol cars, fire trucks, and ambulances.