Singer Billie Eilish Fosters Two Puppies Before Making Controversial Move

Taking in foster animals can be emotionally tough. On the one hand, you’re doing a good deed to reducing overcrowding in animal shelters; on the other, saying goodbye to the furry friends you bonded with and cared for for months on end feels like hell. One familiar face dealt with this very dilemma.

When Grammy-winning pop star Billie Eilish decided to foster two pups in 2020, she didn’t think about the possible emotional consequences attached to that decision. The two pairs of puppy dog eyes had a real effect on her, and Billie was left with a furry predicament.

An edgy, fun-loving singer with a voice that could soothe any baby, Billie Eilish burst onto the music scene in 2016 with a raw talent few could deny. But she also has a heart of gold.

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While quarantining at her parents’ house in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, Billie decided to foster two pit bull puppies through Los Angeles’ Angel City Pit Bulls non-profit organization. Choosing the right pups was tough.

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There were plenty of dogs to choose from at Angel City Pit Bulls, which was founded to stop the over euthanizing of pitties. She eventually took home one pup that was a blue-gray hue; she also took a black dog with a white underbelly.

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The 18-year-old publicly advocated for animal adoption, as she encouraged her fans on her Instagram Stories to adopt shelter dogs themselves while they have spare time quarantining at home.

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She figured it was the perfect time for people to bond with an animal in need rather than twiddle their thumbs all day long. “They need it,” Billie said of shelter animals, who are just waiting for their forever home.

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Billie and her family were thrilled to have the two energetic pitties running around during quarantine. Even Billie’s family’s dog, Pepper, was excited to have the little guys around. The foster pitties blended right into the family with ease.

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She admitted that doing her part to flatten the curve at her parents’ house hasn’t been too bad. “It sounds so introverted and loner-ish, but I’ve been really enjoying being alone,” Billie said on the German Telekom Electronic Beats podcast.

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“It’s been nice. I feel like everybody on the Internet has been talking about, like, they’ve been on FaceTime all day long with their friends,” she continued of her pleasant quarantine experience. We’re sure that having two cuddly puppies keeping her company didn’t hurt the situation.

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“I love my friends, I can’t wait to see them, I do miss them a lot, but at the same time, I’m good,” she added on the podcast. “I’m good being alone — I like being alone,” Billie explained.

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“I haven’t had this much time off since I was 12,” the teen singer admitted. With a schedule that’s normally stuffed with interviews, rehearsals, recording sessions, etc., quarantining has allowed her to take a breather and dedicate her time to helping a couple of canine cuties.

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And the more time Billie spent following COVID-19 precautions in her parents’ Los Angeles home with two tiny, wrinkly pit bulls by her side, the more she grew attached to them. She saw this inevitable outcome coming…

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The outcome was none other than the common “foster fail,” as Billie chose to adopt the gray pit bull puppy. She just couldn’t help herself! She’d wanted to adopt a shelter dog of her own for some time, and she developed a strong connection with the gray pupper.

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But Billie isn’t the only celeb to admit to a quarantine “foster fail,” as actor and singer Selena Gomez, too, adopted a puppy, who she named Daisy, subsequent to fostering her.

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“I know a few friends who are fostering right now just to give animals a safe place. But I couldn’t help it; I have to keep her,” Selena relayed on an Instagram livestream. It’s almost as if these pups are casting love spells on modern pop stars.

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Though fans were ecstatic for Billie and her new fur baby (and about all of the cute dog content they’d soon be gifted with), they were quick to question what would happen to the other pittie.

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The “Bad Guy” singer made sure to announce that the black-and-white pit bull was also adopted by a loving family! She sweetly shared a photo on Instagram of the black-and-white pooch being snuggled by her adoring adoptive mommy.

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“This little mama also got a different forever home!! & is going to live the happiest life,” Billie announced. “As for this little nameless monkey… you are miiiiiiiiiine!!!” she then said of her new blue-eyed angel on her Instagram Story.

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The two puppies were originally named after To Kill a Mockingbird characters Jem and Maude. “I didn’t do it. It’s cute though!” she said regarding the pitties’ initial names.

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But the bad guy wanted to give her newly adopted silver child a more personal name. We have no doubt that the spunky vocal goddess will think of something clever and cutesy. We can’t wait to see all of the shenanigans the duo will inevitably get into.

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While Billie Eilish posted loads of photos of the pit bull puppers on her Instagram Stories, she’s not one to be attached to her phone. Though she deeply enjoys connecting with her supportive fans online, sometimes internet trolls get in the way of the fan love.

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It all began when Billie released her soothing pop bop “Ocean Eyes” on Soundcloud in 2016. Word of her unique song and “whisperpop” voice got around, and soon enough people wanted more from the LA teen. She was destined for stardom, and all of the evils that come with it.

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As the teen sensation grew, she gained more fans, which spanned a wide range of ages. She released several singles, including the IFPI’s biggest global single of 2019, “Bad Guy,” and changed her hair color a plethora of times!

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She’s performed at the Oscars as well as Coachella, yet, as put by Rolling Stone‘s Josh Eells, she’s probably the only pop star who still sees a pediatrician. The now-18-year-old Grammy winner is undoubtedly under a ton of pressure to be perfect.

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And with tons of pressure comes tons of opinions, which Billie is getting quite tired of. “It’s weird. Like, the cooler the things you get to do are, the more people hate you. It’s crazy,” the ‘laxed, sleepy-eyed singer told Louise Minchin of BBC Breakfast.

Billie opened up about her struggle with online trolls, who relentlessly hate on her despite her hard work, raw talent, and brave choice to speak up about looming social issues like body-shaming in the music industry. She felt like nothing was ever enough.

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“Cancel culture is insane. I mean, that’s not what has been happening. It’s just been, like, just the internet is a bunch of trolls, you know?” she stressed, speaking of the unofficial boycott of celebrities that occurs when they share controversial opinions, behave questionably, or have done so in the past.

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“And it’s, like, the problem is a lot of it is really funny. I think that’s the issue — that’s why nobody really stops because it’s funny,” Billie continued. She has a point. With viral memes and hilarious internet banter, often comes ridicule and cyberbullying, even of a celebrity.

Billie’s brother Finneas blamed cruel internet behavior on a “lack of accountability.” “Everybody is much braver behind a cellphone screen than they would be if they walked down the street, you know?” Well put, Finneas.

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Billie continued, saying that people will say just about anything on the internet for a joke. With empathy at her forefront, she recalled times growing up where she’d say something inappropriate or harsh for a gag, only to later realize that what she said “wasn’t cool to say.”

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“I think you might see someone like a famous celebrity and you may think, ‘Sticks and stones, nothing I say is going to be potent to them’ … but it’s all very equal online,” the wise, older sibling, Finneas, mentioned.

Finneas believes that these harmful internet jokes and hate comments are in relation to power. Social media users see celebrities as possessing a loud “voice,” and these trolls will do anything to have their own voice heard, even if the method is hurtful.

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Sadly, as of February of 2020, Billie feels that internet backlash and hatred is worse than it’s ever been for her. “The internet is ruining my life so I turned it off,” Billie said of her struggles. One specific social outlet was giving her the most trouble.

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“I stopped reading comments fully,” Billie said, specifically talking about Instagram. “It was ruining my life,” she later added. Though she still uses the app, for now she’s done stalking the comment section.

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“It’s insane that I even have been reading comments up until this point. I should have stopped long ago,” Billie said. Negative comments about her talents, about her choices, about her appearances were too much. These interactions had other consequences.

Not only is the pain of troll comments getting to Billie’s psyche, but it makes her sad that Instagram was once a healthy platform she used to engage with fans. “People have ruined that for me,” she stated.

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She even said that the mean-spirited Instagram users have wrecked the photo-centric social media platform for her beloved fans as well. But Billie has no plans of letting the incessant internet negativity stop her from showing her dedicated fans some love.

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Billie still tries to hit that good ol’ like button on fan posts when she can, as well as have real-life conversations with her admirers (heaven forbid) when she spots them in public.

“I just want to talk to them and, like, you know, be around them because they’re people. Like, they’re me….They’re like other me’s. So, they’re like friends of mine,” Billie sweetly said, clearly not ever feeling as though she’s above anyone.

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No one said being a teen pop sensation and multi-Grammy Award winner was an easy gig, but Billie Eilish is learning as she goes, with kindness and gratitude in her heart. And as for those cyberbullying Instagram users, they’re the real bad guys.

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Despite Billie’s run-in with bad guys on Instagram, her social media presence is always thriving, which is important for musicians in this day and age. Just like Billie, one twerking, flute-playing songstress attributes some of her success to her active social media presence.

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Lizzo cemented her status among the top-tier mononymous musical legends. Funnily enough, that wasn’t the name she pictured in lights as a child dreaming of superstardom. The force of nature was born Melissa Viviane Jefferson.

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Back when she was a tiny little Melissa, she showed an early interest and aptitude for music. Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, Lizzo listened mainly to gospel. Her family eschewed secular music entirely, calling it the devil. 

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The Jeffersons moved to a suburb of Houston called Alief, Texas, and that’s where Melissa found hip hop. She took every opportunity to freestyle — on the bus, in the cafeteria, calling into the radio — rapping came naturally for her, and with it, attention.

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A 14-year-old Melissa and her friends started their girl group, the Cornrow Clique. It was then that she adopted her infamous moniker. Taken from her lifelong nickname “Lissa” and a nod to Jay-Z’s hit “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” Lizzo was born.

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Lizzo’s musicality is much broader than a penchant for booty-shaking hits. The University of Houston alum studied classical music and as a flutist, she first mastered dancing while playing the piccolo as a member of the Cougar marching band.

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At every Lizzo show, fans know that at one magical moment she’ll reveal her iconic flute mid-song making everyone lose their minds. Often she reveals her triple-threat status by blasting angelic notes while twerking her heart out. 

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Even the most devout Lizzo fans, which she’s dubbed Lizzbians, might not know that she’s come up with a name for her trusty flute as well. Borrowed from her hero Beyonce’s alter ego, she’s christened it Sasha Flute.

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In Teen Vogue, Lizzo compiled an ideal setlist of songs for her wedding. The first pick was Crime Mob’s “Knuck If You Buck.” She’d get loose to Destiny’s Child’s “Lose My Breath,” then have to catch it again for a flute accompaniment to the Jurassic Park theme.

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Before fans packed stadiums to see her, the biggest supporter cheering from the sidelines was her dad. She shared a touching detail about her relationship with her late father, saying, “When I felt the flute was annoying and dorky, he thought it was cool and special.”

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The world came crashing down for 21-year-old Lizzo when she learned her dad unexpectedly died. When he left, so did her voice. She moved to Denver and took a 3-month vow of silence, only using her voice to sing on walks to the grocery store.

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As the moved through the grieving process the always musical young woman decided she needed to pursue the career her father believed she was destined for. So, despite living out of her car, she hustled through the music scene slowly building a following.

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Known for preaching unconditional body positivity and self-love, Lizzo is tired of the notion that not hating your body is a radical action. To promote normalizing body positivity, she shed her clothes on camera for StyleLikeU’s video campaign “What’s Underneath.”

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The experience of baring it all struck a chord with the singer. Shortly after, she spilled her thoughts into song, writing the track “My Skin.” The liberation she felt after disrobing for the video series moved her to write the album that launched her to superstardom.

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Loving yourself is a journey, as Lizzo says. The singer is open about her struggles with depression and body acceptance. One word she refuses to describe herself as is brave. To her, the insinuation that it’s courageous to love a body like hers is just plain offensive.

Uplifting fellow plus-sized women is part of her agenda, so Lizzo performers with a handpicked group of curvaceous dancers, mainly women of color. This size inclusive group is unlike any other in history, and their boss christened them The Big Grrrls. 

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Her widely cast net of inclusivity isn’t just about size. Lizzo’s advocated for the LGBTQ+ community since the beginning of her career and personally doesn’t subscribe to any gender or sexual identity labels. As is common practice at her shows, she gives impromptu sermons of acceptance between songs.

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In her climb up the charts, Lizzo accomplished a major musical milestone before many people had ever heard of her name. In 2014, she was featured on the Prince song “Boytrouble” off his album Plectrumelectrum. It remains one of the most surreal moments of her life.

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Part of her success came from her active presence on Twitter and Instagram. When she’s not posting videos of her doing the “flute and chute” dance, she’s retweeting memes of her song “Truth Hurts,” garnering millions of fans in the process.

It was Lizzo’s third studio album Cuz I Love You that pushed her into the mainstream, but she was no stranger to the industry. By that point, she’d toured the world and tried her hand at television hosting for one season of MTV’s live music performance show Wonderland.

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In 2019, she appeared in the movie Hustlers alongside Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, and Constance Wu. As one of the dancers in a New York strip club, she stole the few scenes she appeared in, and so did her flute.

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No one is immune to Lizzo’s charms, including her idol and fellow Houston darling, Beyonce. She dropped in for a stage-side view of Lizzo’s 2019 Made In America performance, admiring and undoubtedly recognizing herself in the high energy songstress.

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While watching a new generation of artists imbibing their music with her influences, Beyonce is reminded of how easily her life could have gone in a different direction. At one point, she nearly gave up on music entirely.

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Plenty of folks in Houston knew the Knowles family. Mathew sold Xerox machines, Tina ran a hair salon, and together they raised their daughters Beyoncé and Solange. But at first, none of the neighbors realized they were staring at a future icon.

Beyoncé’s musical prowess turned heads even when she was very young. At age 7, she entered a talent show contest full of 16-year-olds. She tore up the stage with a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and won the event! That got her parents thinking.

They helped organize Beyoncé, her cousin Kelly Rowland, rapper LaTavia Roberson, and three others into a hip-hop group called Girl’s Tyme. They competed — and lost — on the TV show Star Search. Still, they showed a ton of promise, so the Knowleses went all-in.

Mathew resigned from his day job to manage the group, though he insisted upon some changes. He trimmed the outfit down to four members, who collectively decided to change their name to Destiny’s Child. From there, all they needed was an opportunity.

In 1997, Columbia Records gambled on the young singers, and it paid off immediately. The first two Destiny’s Child albums brought in heaps of critical and commercial praise. Suddenly, Beyoncé and her bandmates were stars. But not everybody was loving it.

LaTavia and LaToya Luckett became unhappy with Beyoncé dominating the songs and her father managing the group. Their protests were met with a firing. Michelle Williams came in as a replacement, and the group only grew in popularity. They were survivors!

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However, Beyoncé came under fire as the cause of the Destiny’s Child controversy. Critics claimed she was a control freak, that she was a diva, that she made her dad do her dirty work. Amid all their hit singles and awards, Beyoncé fell into depression.

The singer saw the only solution was to immerse herself further into her work — and to add a new layer to her career. Beyoncé tried her hand at acting, making her feature film debut as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember. 

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Though most musicians’ dramatic hopes fizzle, Beyoncé shined on the silver screen. She could’ve chased film stardom after headlining the Oscar-winning Dreamgirls. But she yearned to focus on music and do things her way.

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In 2003, the singer made a big leap and released a solo album entitled Dangerously in Love. The record brought in a boatload of Grammy awards, though these trophies weren’t its biggest success.

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While Beyoncé featured a number of artists on the album, there was nobody she enjoyed working with more than Jay-Z. Rumors circulated about a whirlwind romance, but she denied dating the rapper. For now, she had other relationships to attend to.

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Namely, there was the matter of Beyoncé’s old group. The surging solo artist outgrew Destiny’s Child, so the three girls from Houston went their separate ways in 2006. Now one of the “Single Ladies,” Beyoncé set out to become the biggest star in the world.

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Instead of cementing herself as yet another pop singer, Beyoncé took more and more creative risks. She incorporated other musical genres in her work and developed an alter-ego, Sasha Fierce. At the same time, she also dealt with changes outside the studio.

She couldn’t keep her love life a secret for long. The vocalist eventually confirmed she and Jay-Z were dating, and the extremely talented couple tied the knot in 2008. Both agreed they wanted to start a family, though pregnancy was a risky prospect for a star.

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Around 2010, the songstress learned she was expecting, and she and Jay-Z experienced more joy than they ever knew. However, strange pains and sensations popped up in the following weeks. Beyoncé tragically miscarried, pushing her into extreme depression.

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Like always, she battled adversity with a tireless work ethic. Besides processing her grief through music, Beyoncé built up a business and philanthropic empire. She started a fashion line, opened a cosmetology school, and campaigned against gun violence.

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Before long, luck shined down upon Beyoncé and Jay-Z. They welcomed a healthy daughter, Blue Ivy, into the world in 2012. Doubling down, they had two twins named Rumi and Sir five years later. Kids, in her eyes, were the biggest blessing of her life.

By this point, Queen Bey had just about everything she could ever want, plus a little bit more. Some fans feared she would slow down, but the singer did the exact opposite. Without warning, she dropped the groundbreaking video album Lemonade in 2016.

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That release meant her first six solo albums all hit number one. No other artist had achieved such a streak. To cap off her success, she stole that year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show with a rip-roaring performance of “Formation.” Would that be the live highlight of her career?

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Well, she soon topped herself. Bey headlined 2018’s Coachella, and she brought out some old friends. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, completely unannounced, joined her onstage to bust out Destiny’s Child classics. In that moment, she was a kid again, giving her all to make the music come alive.

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Beyoncé continually reinvents herself because she’s following the examples of the greats who came before her. No doubt, she was inspired by other feminist icons that took the stage before her.

For instance, while the two never officially collaborated, Beyoncé likely drew inspiration from Cher, who changed the music game herself while fighting against unimaginable adversity.

It was 1946 when Cher was born in El Centro, California to John Sarkisian and Jackie Jean Crouch – her name then Cherilyn Sarkisian. Though her dad was a hard worker, he was also an alcoholic. Eventually, Jackie left and remarried Gilbert LaPiere, who adopted Cher under the name ‘Cheryl LaPiere’.

In 5th grade, signs of Cher’s career had already begun. She produced and starred in her own musical Oklahoma! for her class. Since the boys didn’t want to join, she also played all the male roles – looks like we now know where that famous deep voice got it’s debut.

Cher was more than just a talented performer, she was also quite the scholar. English and French were her favorite classes, and she did exceptionally well in both. So, her family was quite puzzled when a drastic decision was made by Cher after she entered high school…

At the age of sixteen, Cher dropped out of school. She now admits one of the reasons was due to her struggles with reading and writing – which was caused by her unknown dyslexia. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the only obstacle Cher faced throughout her adolescence.

Stage fright. Yes, the queen of rock and roll who’s performed six worldwide concert tours, was once afraid of crowds. This fear is actually the reason behind Sonny performing on stage with Cher in the first place. But let’s rewind to how strangely the two met…

In 1962, high school dropout Cher ran into 27-year-old Sonny, then ‘Salvatore Bono’, at a coffee shop in Los Angeles. There Sonny got her a housekeeping job for record producer, Phil Spector. Cher took the offer, but had her own hidden agenda.

Young Cher plotted to get close with Spector so that maybe, just maybe, he could be her way into fame. And it worked! Cher began her career by singing background in hits like the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” and Darlene Love’s “A Fine, Fine Boy.”

Though Cher’s voice was only meant to be harmonized, it was hard to ignore her strong vocals. Upon this discovery, Spector produced Cher’s first single called “Ringo, I love you” under stage name Bonnie Jo Mason. Not many people were aware of this song, nor did anybody like it.

While Sonny continued to write songs under Spector, his friendship with Cher began to bloom. The two became romantically involved and started collaborating their ideas. As a result, the iconic duo was born – but they weren’t always “Sonny and Cher”…

In 1964, going under the name “Caesar and Cleo”, the pair produced a good number of bad singles for almost a full year. But could you blame the public? C’mon, who wants to listen to Caesar & Cleo?

Everything changed when Sonny wrote “Baby Don’t Go” under their real names, Sonny & Cher. The emotional lyrics combined with the unveiling of their identity seemed to be the magic behind their sudden success. Soon after, the singers experienced something else very sudden…

At just eighteen years old, Cher abruptly flew to Tijuana, Mexico with Sonny to get married. With no family, friends, or minister present, the wedding was anything but official. The couple did exchange their own vows, along with $10 souvenir rings.

Cher’s long hair, legs, and growing fame eventually brought the attention of Vogue magazine. She began working as a fashion model, and actually did so for many years. Who knew the famous singer would bring so much color to black and white photos?

Even though Sonny & Cher were extremely popular in the ’60s, they lost much of their young audience during the ’70s. An anti-drug couple that was clearly monogamous didn’t quite fit into the drug and sex revolution. Sadly, fans weren’t the only thing they lost that decade…

Apparently, the love shown through their heartwarming duets and popular TV show, The Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour, wasn’t how the two truly feltCher even commented at the time,“The public still thinks we are married so that’s the way it has to be.”

The charade continued and only strengthened after the birth of their daughter, Chastity. However, in 1975, Sonny filed for separation. Cher countered this with a divorce suit under ‘involuntary servitude’ claiming he was withholding money of their shared earnings.

Cher appeared to be fine after the split, but in truth, the breakup was very hard on her. She later confessed that she felt “more like a golden goose than his wife.” Adding that he was a “terrible husband, but a great mentor” who told her she’d do great things… and boy, was he right!

Cher was never alone for long. During the divorce proceedings, she had a fling with record executive David Geffen, who conveniently secured a $2.5 million deal for her with Warner Bros. Records. Geffen was just the start to Cher’s long string of romances.

Only four days after finalizing her divorce from Sonny, Cher married rock star Gregg Allman. They divorced nine days later due to his troubling addiction, but then got back together a month later when Cher became pregnant with her second child, Elijah Blue. Talk about unpredictability!

Cher was even on Elvis Presley’s radar at one point. The king of rock himself invited her to his concert in Vegas, but she denied. In a fiery interview with Letterman ten years later, Cher said she’s “regretted it ever since!” Not to worry, for another rockstar was always around the corner…

Closer to the ’80s, Cher divorced Allman and added two more famous men on her hit list: Kiss member, Gene Simmons, and then 23-year-old actor, Tom Cruise. Talk about having diverse taste!

After years of lust, Cher focused more on her career and made a huge comeback with disco album Take Me Home, earning $300,000 a week! This landed her a residency in Las Vegas until 1982, when she left the stage for yet another love.

Acting. Cher was always fascinated by movie stars, her favorite being Audrey Hepburn. After seeing Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Cher admitted to planning out her outfits and behavior just like the famed beauty.

The Audrey imitations paid off double time in 1988 when Cher was recognized for her role in Moonstruck, taking home both an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress. This was her third Globe after winning for The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and Silkwood. It was a close fourth with her performance in Mask, but she remained a nomination.

Crossing over to film led Cher to new friendships – the most notable one being with co-star Meryl Streep. One night while out together in New York City, they took their talent off-screen and saved a young lady from getting mugged!

What comes up, must come down. Cher’s huge hit, “If I Could Turn Back Time”, was surprisingly not a hit with the Navy. After it’s release, Cher faced major scrutiny from the sailors about her provocative outfit choice for the music video.

The bad news continued in Cher’s life when Sonny suddenly died in a freak accident while skiing. Cher expressed her feelings through a book she wrote afterwards about all the ‘first-time’ events in her life, many of which included Sonny.

Remember Sonny and Cher’s daughter, Chastity? Well, she’s actually now their son. In 2008, it was revealed that Chastity was transitioning into ‘Chaz’. Having come out as a lesbian in the ’90s, mama Cher was not surprised and supported the change.

Sure, Cher was in plenty of films, but did you know she also produced one? Her Lifetime Documentary Dear Mom, Love Cher told the story about her life, mainly focusing on her and her mother’s close relationship. It was even awarded the Women Image Network Award for outstanding show produced by a woman.

With all the focus on Chaz throughout the years, people often forget about Cher’s other son Elijah. The two were never close – Elijah even got married without his mother’s knowledge. However, he’s always praised her saying, “She’s really talented. She’s gorgeous – I mean, she’s Cher. What’s not to love?”

In 2016, Cher used her high status to make political waves. She was very vocal about not liking President Trump and posted on Twitter how disgusted she was at his nomination. Of course he tweeted back, saying “@cher should spend more time focusing on her family and dying career!”

On the contrary, Cher was honored the coveted Billboard Icon Award last year for being “one of the most dominant figures in music and entertainment for six decades.” In her acceptance speech, she thanked her mother and Sonny for seeing something special in her when she didn’t.

Cher always wanted to be famous, but didn’t know what for since she saw herself as unattractive and untalented. “I couldn’t think of anything that I could do… I didn’t think I’d be a singer or dancer, I just thought ‘I’ll be famous’ and that was my goal.”

Cher’s battle with Epstein-Barr virus, which she publicly shared in the ’80s, was recently brought up again when she reportedly divided up her fortune and bought her children homes. The disease has forced her to cancel shows in the past, making many believe she’s downplayed the sickness.

With six straight decades of number one hits and a net-worth of $350 million, it’s hard to believe Cher is still not in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. However, she’s responded by saying, “I don’t need to be in a hall to rock.”

She’s not done yet! Cher has promised fans a Broadway show. From being a backup singer, to her relationship with Sonny, and moving from music to movies, the show is supposed to give a complete view of her life. It’s said to be on Broadway sometime this year, 2018.

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