Cher’s son Chaz finally speaks up on his mom’s reaction over his transitioning from female to male.
Chaz, formerly known as Chasity has been through a lot in the course of finding himself. His parents were celebrities and this added to him being in the spotlight each time he took a step. He was well known as the little girl with blond curly hair and ponytail, as she always appeared at the end of her parent’s show, ”The Sonny and other Comedy Hour.”
In 1995, Chasity became a lesbian as she has always felt like she was in the wrong body, and later in 2008, he transitioned to a man.
Cher wasn’t so happy with the transition as she felt she could lose her daughter, but as time passed, she came to accept her decisions.
Speaking to PrideSource, Cher admitted it wasn’t easy for her as a mother and said, “I didn’t go through it that easily. Both times. When I found out Chaz was gay, I didn’t go through it that easily.”
After the transitioning happened, it didn’t make anything easier, “When I found out Chaz was changing his gender… we talked about it. 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.”
Chaz wrote in his book Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families; that from a very young age he knew he was different. He wasn’t moved with what other girls of his age wanted, he wasn’t so interested in fashion or the cutest boy in class.
At the age of 13, he finally found the perfect word to describe himself, he was gay. During the first years of Chaz’s transitioning, Cher and Chaz weren’t on talking terms.
Chaz is now in the film industry and has appeared in five episodes of American Horror Story: Roanoke and play Reverend Rydale on The Bold and the Beautiful.
After the transition, Chaz chose a more healthy lifestyle as he started feeding on mostly veggies, fruits, meat, and nuts; he lost over 85lbs.
Cher is so proud of his son over his weight loss; she feels he has done so good by choosing to live a healthy lifestyle and he did it all by himself.