Chaz goes on ‘Oprah’ to discuss his transformation from female to male, and how his famous mother supported him most of the way!
Chaz Bono has lived in the spotlight ever since he was born, as Chastity Bono, to superstar performers Cher and Sonny Bono. The 42-year-old became famous in his own right however when he transitioned from female to male, and Chaz went on Oprah to discuss his struggle and how his mother reacted.
Chaz told the talk show host his mother had no problem initially, but as the transition began started to struggle with her former daughter’s decision saying: “When my voice started to change, I think, is when it really hit her.” Chaz told Oprah about her famous mother however: “There’s no doubt about her love for me.”
Also struggling with Chaz’s decision was girlfriend Jennifer Elia, a lesbian who now found herself dating a man. “Saying the same things that I would have before with a deeper voice and as more of a man didn’t mean the same thing to her,” Chaz explained. “We had to really almost relearn how to communicate and how to be around each other.”
All of these things, and more, are examined in Chaz’s new book out this week, Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man. Will you pick up Chaz’s book?