Cher`s son never doubted his mother`s love
Chaz Bono - who was born a female named Chastity and began gender reassignment surgery around three years ago - admits his famous parent has struggled to adapt at times to his new identity, but he is grateful she has accepted him for who he is.
He said: "She has this personality of being so kind of cool about stuff and progressive but people forget that she`s a parent.
"The truth is a lot of parents never speak to their transgendered kids again. That`s not the case in my family. There`s no doubt about my mother`s love for me."
Chaz - whose father is Cher`s late ex-husband Sonny Bono - also spoke of how his decision to undergo gender transmission surgery had impacted on his five year relationship with Jennifer Elias, admitting they had to "re-learn" how to be with one another.
He explained to TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey: "We had to really almost re-learn how to communicate and how to be around each other."
"Things had changed. Just me saying the same thing that I would have before with a deeper voice and more of a presence."
"Suddenly things didn`t mean the same thing to her. And so we really had to, you know, adjust our - how we did things and relearn how to be together."
Jennifer added: "It was really hard."