Gay icon Cher hit up New York for Pride celebrations, and the long-time diva and mom to Chaz Bono spoke candidly about her son, her career, her rabid fanbase, and the Republican party.
As a long time ally and deified gay community touchstone, Cher is a natural Pride attendee. And it makes sense that the former Mrs. Sonny Bono would take issue with Republicans, particularly after transgender son Chaz came out a few years back.
Cher was straightforward about the GOP and their recent actions, saying:
[Republicans] are going to ruin the country … They’re just crazy. They would rather see the country go down in flames than work at all with President Obama.
Cher also dished on men, and the ones with whom she’s been linked across her decades in the spotlight.
Of her relationships, she says the one with a half-her-age bartender named Robert Camilletti was the simplest — she recalls:
“There was never a problem … Never a worry. I’m temperamental. Not like a star, but I’m mercurial, and if I was, like, having some sort of tizzy, he’d say, ‘I’m going to get cigarettes and I’ll bring you a black and white cookie.’ ”
It’s been quite some time since Cher hit the scene and dominated TV with then-hubby Sonny, and she also admits that the phone doesn’t ring quite so often now that she’s AARP qualified.
But she doesn’t sugar coat it — of aging, Cher conceded:
It’s a bitch. I don’t like it. Anyone who says they do is lying. Or they don’t have my work.
Still, Cher is going strong and doesn’t have any plans to retire soon. She’s got an album out in September, and will tour to support the release after it hits.
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