Singing sensation Cher’s sharing the first time she ever interacted with gay men.
Revving up for the release of Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again, Cher is making the rounds with interviews for several different news sources.
In one of those interview, with GLAAD, Cher recounted the first time she met any gay person. To start, she says the moment happened when she was twelve years old and with her mother, Georgia Holt.
“I came home from school and there were these two guys in our living room,” Cher recalled. “They were talking to my mom and her best friend, and they were so happy and excited about everything they were talking about, so animated.”
It seems gay men had a big effect on the to-be-superstar as she tried to emulate their energy and gestures at that young age.
"I thought, ‘These guys are much more fun than the regular men that come over to visit,’” she said. “And I didn’t know that they were gay, but I just thought ‘These guys are great,’ and it all started from then.”
Since then, Cher has embraced an LGBTQ-friendly image by supporting her transgender son Chaz Bono, being Oscar-nominated for a lesbian role in the film Silkwood, wearing flamboyant and extravagant costumes, and loving the gay men that love her.
Want to support Cher who supports us? Go see Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again in theaters starting today (July 20).
h/t: GLAAD, Billboard