Singer Cherilyn Sarkisian, known under the stage name Cher, became famous back in 1965 with the song “I Got You Babe” which she sang with her then-husband, Sonny Bono.
The “Goddess of Pop”, as the media called her, is celebrating her 74th birthday, but many claim that she stopped her aging with plastic surgery. She openly admitted that she went for a facelift, unlike many of her colleagues. “Yes, I have had a facelift, but who hasn’t??” Cher asked.
Cher doesn’t age
She has often pointed out that it is stupid to make fun of people who go for plastic surgery. “It makes me happy. And you know, if I want to put my tits on my back, they’re mine to do so,” the singer once said. Plastic surgery experts confirmed that she did a neck lift and had an eye operation. It is also claimed that she uses Botox regularly.
But Cher was bothered when rumors began to spread that she had removed a few ribs to have a narrower waist. One fan even said she went for that surgery to be slim like a singer.”
I’ve been up front about saying that I had my nose done, my breasts done, and had braces on my teeth. The rest is nonsense”, Cher admitted.
She denied these speculations by saying: “If that [rumor] were true,” she said, “how could I do those health club commercials, in which I wear next to nothing? I’d be scarred all over. And could I wear the kind of clothes I do if I’d had all those many operations? Wouldn’t there be visible scars everywhere?”
The singer experienced another musical rise with the hit “Believe” in 1998, and a few years later, she went on the “Living Proof: The Farewell Tour”, which brought her a profit of $ 250 million. This put her on the list of the most lucrative tours of all time. The singer is among the musicians who have sold the most album copies, and has won numerous Emmy, Grammy, and Golden Globe awards.
She often used her fame to help fight for the rights of the LGBT community, so she became a gay icon. She also raised awareness about AIDS and raised funds to research the disease. In addition to a successful music career, surgeries, and performances in skimpy costumes, Cher also attracted attention with her private life.
Her love life was quite interesting
She was married for six years to the late musician and producer Sonny Bono, and they had a son, Chaz, 51. Before they tied the knot, they won the audience’s favor with the hit “I Got You Babe”.
The singer divorced Bono in 1975, and in the same year, she married musician Gregg Allman, 69. The couple soon had a son, Elijah Blue, 43. Their marriage lasted only four years.
Cher is also known for her relationships with younger men. She was with 16 years younger actor Tom Cruise. She also dated Val Kilmer, 60, where the age gap is 14 years. Cher was also in a relationship with actor Eric Stoltz (58), guitarist Richie Sambor (60), and 18-year-old baker Rob Camilletti.
Even in her 70s, Cher does not give up performing in skimpy, flashy costumes and shows a fantastic figure. The value of her assets is estimated at $ 360 million.
Her daughter “transitioned” to a male
By the way, to the singer who wholeheartedly supports the LGBT community, she once talked about her daughter Chastity’s transition to a man. After the operation, he introduced himself as Chaz Bono. He decided to take that step in 2009.
“It has been difficult for my mother, but I respect that. For parents, this could be something that’s kind of hard to deal with. It’s a process of grieving for a child you’ve lost and adjusting to the new one taking their place. It takes a lot of time. Mom loves girlie stuff, so it was difficult because I was never that person. I could never give her that experience “, Chaz said on one occasion.
Cher said that she was afraid of what their relationship would be like after that big change, but everything turned out great. “He’s so happy, and it’s all amazing,” Cher said of her son, whom she got with the late singer Sonny after four miscarriages.