Chaz Bono Grateful for Cher's Support

Mon, 09 May 2011 15:06:03 ET

Chaz Bono Grateful for Cher's Support
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Cher's son Chaz Bono says he has 'no doubt' his mother Cher loves him and supported his decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
Chaz Bono says he has never doubted his mother's love.

's son - who was born a female named Chastity and began gender reassignment surgery around three years ago - admits his famous parent has struggled to adapt at times to his new identity, but he is grateful she has accepted him for who he is.

He said, "She has this personality of being so kind of cool about stuff and progressive but people forget that she's a parent."

"The truth is a lot of parents never speak to their transgendered kids again. That's not the case in my family. There's no doubt about my mother's love for me."

Chaz - whose father is Cher's late ex-husband Sonny Bono - also spoke of how his decision to undergo gender transmission surgery had impacted on his five year relationship with Jennifer Elias, admitting they had to "re-learn" how to be with one another.

He explained on "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "We had to really almost re-learn how to communicate and how to be around each other."

"Things had changed. Just me saying the same thing that I would have before with a deeper voice and more of a presence."

"Suddenly things didn't mean the same thing to her. And so we really had to, you know, adjust our - how we did things and relearn how to be together."

Jennifer added, "It was really hard."







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