Chaz Bono Says 'DWTS' Brought Him Closer to Mom Cher!

Thu, October 27, 2011 2:27pm EDT by Add first Comment
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After getting the boot from ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ Chaz told the ladies of ‘The View’ that the show changed his life!

Chaz Bono faced some harsh criticism throughout his Dancing with the Stars run — first for his sexuality, and then for being overweight! However, Chaz, 42, told The View on Oct. 27 that the negativity was just a “teeny little part of it”, and said that the comments were “really miniscule in everything I’ve gained.”

So what was his biggest gain from competing on the show?  It brought him closer to his mom Cher!

“My mom was totally behind me doing this and thought it was great,” he told The View.  “If anything, I feel like I was finally doing something professionally that she has done and can relate to.”

Cher was by his side every step of the way, tweeting angrily when the judges insulted Chaz and called him fat.  When he got voted off on Oct. 26, she tweeted, “It Would Have Been Blast if Chaz Stay-ed,But He NEVER Danced b4,so it was a Great Dream 4 a Great Guy!XX.”  How sweet!

Chaz said that his dad, Sonny Bono, would have also been proud of him.  “If my dad was still alive, he’d go on with Dancing With the Stars!”

We’re glad that the show helped Chaz connect with his mama, and are sad to see him go!  We’ll miss watching him dance on the show every week!

— Olivia Perdoch

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