Cher admits to boning Tom Cruise, Warren Beatty, Eric Clapton & Gene Simmons

47364, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday November 11, 2010. Cher, currently promoting her new film Burlesque, makes sure not to mess up her straight hair as she leaves her NYC hotel. Cher strutted her stuff in black leggings with revealing ripped sides. Photograph:

Cher was on The Late Show last night (summary quotes here), and she talked extensively about Chas to David Letterman. That alone is interesting – and it does sound like Cher is really trying to be accepting and loving, but that she is still struggling. I give her points for trying, though. But the real headline came when David asked Cher to confirm or deny the list of men she had allegedly boned throughout the years. Cher admitting sleeping with… Tom Cruise, Warren Beatty, Eric Clapton and Gene Simmons! TOM CRUISE. Jesus!!!

Cher has revealed she still can’t get used to the fact that her daughter Chastity has had a sex change to become Chas – and revealed she still calls him ‘her’. Talking for the first time about the gender realignment of her only daughter, the 64-year-old star said however that her son didn’t mind. Chatting to David Letterman on his chat show last night wearing a daring see through top and leggings slashed up the sides, Cher said she and her only daughter had talked about it for years before she finally underwent the surgical procedure.

She said: ‘During the years we have talked about it and I don’t really know what made her change her mind – I still haven’t got the pre-nouns right, but she says that’s not so important – he had changed his mind, she had changed his mind and then it didn’t make very much difference. But it kept nagging and nagging and one day he said to me, I think I really have to do this.’

The double Oscar winner revealed that she didn’t always find it easy to accept that her daughter was transgender either. Cher confessed: ‘The day that we talked about it, really talked about it seriously, I said “If you have to do this you just have to do it.” I wasn’t always able to be quite as calm through the process, but that day I was so calm, and just thought, this is what has to happen.’

The singer and double Oscar winning actress said that Chas had first started to talk about being trapped in the wrong body more than a decade ago. Cher explained to Letterman: ‘She was a lesbian. She still is. But it’s not the same now. She has a beautiful girlfriend. But it’s not the same thing as being a homosexual, you feel as if you’re in the wrong body. I was saying to someone the other day, I really like being a woman, I feel so comfortable in my body, and if I woke up and I was in a man’s body, I’d think oh my god, I’ve got to get out of here. And that’s the way Chas felt, it was never comfortable. He’s very comfortable now.’

She added that such a major life change had been made even more difficult for Chas because of who his mother was.

Cher admitted: ‘A lot of people have come up to me and said Chas is very brave, because to make this decision with me as your mother, it’s difficult, because you’re in the limelight, there’s no place you’re going to hide.’

Chas, 41, her daughter with ex husband Sonny Bono, who died in a freak skiing accient in 1998, was originally named Chastity Sun Bono after the film Chastity, which was produced by her father and in which Cher made her movie debut as a bisexual woman. She underwent a surgical sex change and legally changed name and gender after a two-year process in in May this year.

David jokingly got her to confirm rumours about who she’d slept with over the years and read out a list of names of Cher’s supposed conquests. Of those he read out, she confessed to sleeping with Tom Cruise, Warren Beatty, Eric Clapton and Gene Simmons, but said it was only an ‘almost’ with Elvis Presley (‘I got nervous’) and Marlon Brando, both of whom she regretted turning down.

When David then asked her exactly how many men she’d slept with, Cher laughed: ‘We’re not talking Cleopatra numbers here. You know, the truth is, everyone was more promiscuous than me. I promise you, all my girlfriends, it was the time too. I’d been married to Sonny for so long, 11 years, so when I got out, I was excited, but I wasn’t quite with it.’

Cher also revealed that she once got mistaken for a Cher impersonator at a gay Jewish wedding.

She giggled: ‘I went to the bathroom, and I’m coming out, and this woman goes “Miss! Miss!” and she comes running after me and grabs my hand, and she was like “Can I have your card? ‘Cos you are the best that I’ve ever seen.” And I’m so dense, I’m thinking “I don’t have a card! I don’t carry cards!” Then she looks at me, and says “Oh god, I’m so sorry!” She thought I was a very good Cher impersonator.’

[From The Daily Mail]

The last part sounds like a skit out of Will & Grace. Back to Cher and Tom Cruise… I mean… I just can’t even picture it. I need so many more details. My guess is that it happened pre-Nicole Kidman… maybe even before Mimi Rodgers, wouldn’t you think? Tom must have been jailbait. Oh, this is going to keep me occupied all day.

Actor Tom Cruise attends the Japanese premiere for the film Knight & Day in Tokyo, Japan, on September 28, 2010.   UPI/Keizo Mori Photo via Newscom

47364, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday November 11, 2010. Cher, currently promoting her new film Burlesque, makes sure not to mess up her straight hair as she leaves her NYC hotel. Cher strutted her stuff in black leggings with revealing ripped sides. Photograph:

Actor Tom Cruise attends the Japanese premiere for the film Knight & Day in Tokyo, Japan, on September 28, 2010.   UPI/Keizo Mori Photo via Newscom

11 November 2010 - New York, NY - Cher. Cher arrives to the Late Show with David Letterman. Photo Credit: Paul Zimmerman/AdMedia

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  1. OtherChris says:

    For some reason I read one of those as “Richard Simmons.”

  2. fabgrrl says:

    Funny, but the fact that Tom Cruise slept with Cher makes him seem MORE gay.

  3. Anti-icon says:

    Oh yeah, Cher has hinted at her sex life all along. She’s just REALLY good at outing herself. Love My Cher.

  4. Hautie says:

    I believe the Tom Cruise thing happen after Taps… but before Top Gun. And way before The Cult got to him.

  5. Bodhi says:

    Eric Clapton? Yes please!! And ya know, I also wish that I had slept with Elvis & young Marlon… OMG so hot!

  6. Eleonor says:

    @Fabgrrl: I thought the same!

  7. alejandro says:

    She’s fabulous and if Burlesque is a success it will be because of her.

  8. Roma says:

    @fabgrrl: I know, right?! It seems like the gayest thing ever. Sigh. I can’t tell my gay friends about it!

    I actually have no idea why I’m so excited, but I am.

  9. minnie says:

    imagine being katie holmes and knowing your husband slept with cher.

  10. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    OMG I loved Jack’s Cher impression. I miss Will and Grace. Love that someone though that Cher was not Cher. Any way love Cher. She is awesome. I think there is a rumor floating around awhile go about Tom and Cher hooking up and I guess it was true. Weird. Very Weird. Who hasn’t Warren Betty f*cked? Same goes for Gene.

    @Minnie I would be thrilled. I would be like OMG I doing someone who has done Cher. *squeals*

  11. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    HAHAHAHAHA…. I love this!

    I dont know why I find this disturbing but I do.

  12. BReed says:

    I am sure Cher has found it difficult to wrap her head around her daughter’s sex change process. This is a child she gave birth to, loved and nurtured as a little girl. It has to be hard to hide the struggle when you are in the public eye. Bless them both.

  13. gg says:

    I remember this from years ago. She boned a lot of very young guys, sort of the Cher School of F*cking your way into the business. Val Kilmer was one of them. What always struck me is that most of them are about a head shorter than she. The visual of her and Cruise is funny.

  14. sapphire says:

    Let the poor woman alone about her child-ask her how Clapton was! I really WANT her opinions on the guys.

    Seriously, I’ve got lots of respect for the lady.

  15. Linda says:

    Oh God, I hate it when people talk about that stuff!! Classless.

  16. Cheyenne says:

    And we needed a list of her sex partners because… ??

    Jesus please us, whatever happened to keeping your mouth shut?

  17. Happymom says:

    I know I’m old-because I do remember when Cher dated Tom Cruise. And didn’t everybody sleep with Warren Beatty? I don’t think any of these are a big surprise.

  18. Your Momma says:

    Kinda funny for me to read these comments about cruise by gays. What’s the fascination, jealous?

  19. fabgrrl says:

    @18 Jealous? Jealous of who? Jealous of Tom Cruise sleeping with Chere? Maybe a little – she is fabulous!

    And I am a married, suburban mom, by the way.

  20. trvlbug529 says:

    Eric Clapton is…….. eh.
    Nuff said.

  21. Raven says:

    Interesting comment about sleeping with Cruise makes him seem more gay. She had a long serious relationship with David Geffen and he’s gay.

  22. Kim says:

    The only one that suprises me is Gene Simmons only because he has been with Shannon so long. It must have been decades ago she slept with him. I can see her and Tom. Elvis? She must have been REALLY young?

    I dont think Tom is gay. I just really dont BUT she did date Gavid Geffen who is gay.

  23. Taylor says:

    I don’t want to sound too rant-y, but I’m disturbed that the author of the article kept using “she” and “her” when referring to Chas. It’s one thing for his mother to do it, especially when she (Cher) is being so open about how she’s dealing with it, but the author of the article has no reason to mix up the pronouns. Chas has decided his gender and everyone else should respect it. Even his mom is trying to!

    On topic: I love Cher!

  24. Ron says:

    I love Cher. I got to meet her and she was exactly what you would expect, real and so fun to talk to. A side note–she has only won one Oscar for Moonstruck.

  25. Carmen says:

    Is their live, no one have the right to judge. they can live it as they please, and we admire Cher for a good singer and actress she is. Her loving daughter/son Gold bless her and wish both happiness and peace. good luck. Puertorican lady.

  26. djork says:

    One Oscar. Moonstruck. She was nominated for Mask, but she didn’t win.

  27. aenflex says:

    Tom Cruise? Sleeps with women? I wasn’t aware…

  28. Moreaces says:

    Funny, but the fact that Tom Cruise slept with Cher makes him seem MORE gay.
    Thats funny,, but it rings soooo true,, Thanks for the laugh

  29. nag says:


  30. Meanchick says:

    It’s always sad when anyone starts naming names. Kissing and telling has always been a pet peeve of mine. Most times, it’s done for attention.

  31. gg says:

    There’s plenty of evidence that Gene Simmons has screwed around on Shannon for years. She knows, and it’s part of being with the guy. Band whores are EVERYWHERE and will sleep with ANYBODY.

  32. sickofit says:

    haha i love her she just does NOT give a sh*t….

  33. Westcoaster says:

    I remember reading that Cher and Diana Ross had both slept with Gene Simmons. It caused a rift in their friendship. All this happened before Shannon Tweed

  34. Boo Boo Glass says:

    She looks like Pete Burns, hehe

  35. Chris says:

    Gene Simmons would’ve had the hottest, dirtiest, sex with her out of that lot.

  36. Solveig says:

    The only way Tom Cruise would bone Cher is if she had a peen.
    Ok, probably after all the one who has got a sex-change procedure isn’t Chastity.

  37. Glo says:

    Regarding Chastity’s photo as a “he,” it’s interesting the way certain items signal gender: The choice of a man’s gold watch, a large-link bracelet, hairy legs, unadorned toes, the thrown-together look of the clothes. And of course the style of the hair, the gait, and choice of a “he man” tattoo.
    Although Cher always struck me as someone who would do well to remain silent in public except when singing, I admire her voice. As well as the voice of Leanne Rimes and Amy Winehouse, regardless of personality issues.
    As for Cher + Tom Cruise, it’s very simple. Without the hindsight of a couple of decades, they were just a couple of young kids.

  38. Koolkitty says:

    Love her even more now…and she was robbed on Mask…brilliant

  39. Courtney says:

    her boning Eric Clapton doesn’t surprise me one bit it was probably before he married Patti Boyd {AKA George Harrison’s ex wife} correct Eric And Patti got Married March 27th 1979 and divorced in june 1988 after he’d had three illegitament children one of whoms name has never been revealed. when she started dating Tom Cruise she was 35 or 36 and he was 18 or 19 a seventeen year age difference nothing new in hollywood or entertainment in general what about the 29+ year age difference between Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow

  40. justathought says:

    Loose lips. It’s one thing talking about the men you’ve boned but divulging your deep feelings about your child’s sexuality publicly is just wrong and tragic.

  41. Michelle says:

    So do you think Madonna boned Michael Jackson then? I remember them going on a few public dates before he married Lisa Marie :)

  42. Maritza says:

    So who is she sleeping now is what I’m interested in knowing. It’s sad that she has had so many men but is still alone. She probably has a really bad temper or gets tired of them?

  43. Whitey Fisk says:

    fabgrrl: “Funny, but the fact that Tom Cruise slept with Cher makes him seem MORE gay.”

    Great comment – so funny, and so true!

  44. Kloops says:

    Ew. Tom Cruise. She should have kept that little nugget a secret.

  45. Tess says:

    I’ve always like Cher, but I’m starting to think that she leaves a lot of wreckage in her wake.

  46. ragdoll says:

    Chaz’s (nee Chastity) confusion is no surprise is it?

  47. Amy says:

    People keep accusing cruise of being gay and no one has proven it so far.

  48. Emily says:

    Well, if you can’t come out of the closet to bang a dude, why not bang one of the biggest gay icons of all time?

  49. Linda Guest says:

    Everyone had sex with Gene Simmons, anyway. That is nothing to brag about. The man himself has claimed to have slept with over one thousand women, possibly more.

  50. Jeri says:

    Cher and Diana Ross would have a lot of the same names on their lists.

  51. Gort says:

    Cher. You have been such a great role model for your “daughter.”
    How strange that “she” is such a mess.

    You’re getting what you DESERVE, Cher.