Cher reveals Sonny Bono told her she wasn’t ‘particularly attractive’ when they first met

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Cher’s iconic relationship with Sonny Bono did not get off on the right foot. 

The Grammy- and Academy Award-winning singer and actress, 72, revealed that her ex-husband was, in fact, interested in her friend when they first crossed paths at a party. She talked about it during a SiriusXM special, “The Cher Show: Making the Musical,” which is set to release Dec. 1. 

“I was with my girlfriend, who was really beautiful. He liked her, so he didn’t really say anything to me. He was like, ‘Oh, yeah, kid,'” Cher said in a clip obtained by People, where the “Goddess of Pop” chats with producer Jeffrey Seller about her upcoming Broadway musical, “The Cher Show.”

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The duo ended up dancing the night away with each other because “neither one of our partners danced.” As fate would have it, Cher says Bono “moved in next door to our apartment” a day later, around the same time she was looking for a place to stay. 

“I just went up and said, ‘Hi, listen, I’m going to have to move out of our apartment ’cause I’m sick. I don’t have any money. I don’t want to go home. I just want to get out and do things and I don’t know what I’m going to do, but I don’t have anyplace to live and blah blah blah,'” Cher recalled.

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Bono’s reply? “Can you cook and clean?” Cher said he let her in despite her telling a white lie about the “cooking part.” 

“He said, ‘OK. I have twin beds. You can stay in my house. I don’t find you particularly attractive,'” Cher remembered Bono telling her. “And I said, ‘OK.’ And I didn’t cook, but he did.”

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And the rest is history. The couple formed the iconic singing duo Sonny & Cher, creating hits like “Baby Don’t Go” and “I Got You Babe.” They tied the knot in 1964, divorced in 1975 and share one child — Chaz, 49. Bono died in 1998 following a skiing accident. 

The iconic duo’s first encounter will be included in Cher’s biopic Broadway musical, which is set to debut Dec. 3. 

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