Chaz Bono: Cher struggled with my sexuality 

added: 26 Oct 2012 // by: Newsdesk 

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Chaz Bono "wasn't surprised" by Cher's reaction to his sexuality - even though she is a "gay icon".

Chaz was born a woman and underwent several surgeries between 2008 to 2010 to change his gender. Cher was supportive of Chaz's transformation, but the 43-year-old star says his mother hasn't always been so thrilled about his life choices.

'As far back as four or five I felt like a boy and wished I was a boy. At that time I didn't know anything about people being transgender or changing their sex. As I started to get older I made the mistake of thinking I was gay," Chaz told British newspaper The Sun.

'My mother is a gay icon yet she wasn't over the moon when I came out as a lesbian in 1995. I wasn't surprised by her reaction.

"In fact, I knew it was going to be bad.'

Chaz understands that it has been "difficult" for Cher throughout the years. The star - who gained a lot of respect on his recent stint on Dancing with the Stars - admires his mother for always sticking by him.

'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," he explained.

'She sticks up for me - and what an ally to have. We are developing a new relationship.'

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