“He’s too far gone/He doesn’t want to know me/He’ll never get to know his son,” she wails, while Bono’s movies of Elijah flicker in the background.
Pressed about what Allman thinks of the song, Cher allows, “He was a little p.o.’d at first because he thought I was talking about him specifically—like he’s off the edge. When I wrote that, I thought the relationship was too far gone.” Cher, meanwhile, is justifiably proud of how far (in a different sense) she’s gone.
This is news to us, but I don’t know how to view this. Ross though, because she’s always been known to be a woman who is comfortable with herself and had no shame in her game when it came to dating.
She’s been allegedly romantically connected to a lot of celebs throughout her career and she could care less what any of us think about it.
We share, she says, “the best relationship I’ve ever had with a human being.” Which does not necessarily mean monogamous.
“I’m going through a very liberated phase right now,” she says.
As for the voice-over, Cher’s mother delivered the most telling line: “She always loved to be naked.” Similarly, the most stunning number was not ghosted but written by Cher herself.
My Song is a lament for her second husband, the drug-racked Southern boogie bandsman Gregg Allman.
So much so that according to Gene, Diana was even willing to risk her friendship to singer, Cher, over him…which she did. It’s because Gene was in a serious relationship with Cher for a few years at the time that he met Diana.
Gene and Diana dated from 1980 to 1982 and I’m not sure what they had in common for so long- other than the fact that they are both superstars- but they clearly were attracted to each other.
“I think I have a very masculine attitude to dating.” So she doesn’t mind if her prince charms others.
“Gene might spend time with another woman and stay the night,” she shrugs, “but he wants her to leave in the morning so he can get on with his day.” Cher admits that Simmons’ heavy road schedule (Kiss tours as much as 11 months a year) has given him a “totally warranted” rep for 1,000 one-night stands, onstage and off. I don’t screw around.” And perhaps that’s what endears her to Simmons.
But in the this-is-your-life scenes, she cut costs by hiring female impersonators to play her buddies Diana Ross and Bette Midler.