Despite their relationship being strong and their career going from strength to strength later on, Sonny admitted that he and Cher had much less than an intimate relationship.
In 1979, she made a comeback with the disco-orientated album ‘Take Me Home’ which led to her earning $300,000 per week for her residency show in Las Vegas, which lasted from 1980 until 1982, as well as undertaking other ventures during that time as well.
Just four days after finalizing her divorce from Sonny, Cher married rock musician Gregg Allman.
Chastity was given her name after the film which was produced by Sonny and Cher and in which Cher interestingly played a bisexual woman in one of her first roles.
Her role proved rather relevant in later years when Chastity revealed her inner gender struggles.
During divorce proceedings from Sonny, Cher had a two-year relationship with record executive David Geffen, who was the one who freed her from the business arrangements with Sonny, making her work exclusively under Cher Enterprises, Sonny’s company.
Geffen took Cher’s career even further and secured .5 million deal with Warner Bros.
Cher and Sonny had established themselves in the 60’s as a ‘flower power’ type dup, wearing garish clothing and outrageous hairdo’s and make up but found a way to make it cool and were loved worldwide.
However, despite making a success of themselves, the music industry and especially American pop culture was rapidly changing and the duo quickly lost their young audience due to their monogamous, anti-drug lifestyle during the sexual revolution and the rise of drug culture.
Three years later, in 2008, her success grew even further and she signed a 0 million deal to headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years, making it her second Vegas residency. Although the movie received mixed reviews from critics, the soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy award and Cher received praise for her leading role in the film, commending her power house voice and acting abilities.
From a young age, Cher was fascinated by movie stars, so it was only right that she went on to become an award-winning actress in her later years.
Cher met Sonny Bono in 1962 when he was working for record producer Phil Spector.