Cher Spills the Tea About Her Famous Exes


Cher is an icon. A legend. And, recently, an excellent source of old-school gossip. The 72-year-old gave an interview on Sunday to the Daily Mail about her many loves (and losses). Including the interest fact that Tom Cruise is a great lover. We’ll take your word for it, Cher.

Mission: Possible

Apparently, Cher and Cruise met was back in 1985 at Madonna and Sean Penn’s wedding. At the time, Cher was 38 while he was just 22. They didn’t make a love connection then, but later they were both invited to the White House for a round table about dyslexia. The pair are both dyslexic, and they bonded over that.

They dated only briefly, but she rates Cruise as one of her top 5 lovers. Nowadays, after the couch-jumping incident and then Katie Holmes’ incredible escape from her marriage (and Scientology), it’s easy to forget that at one time Cruise was pretty much the pinnacle of red-blooded male movie stars.

Let’s Stay Friends

If she could turn back time…she’d probably do it all over again. And unlike most of us, Cher really does stay friends with most of her exes. She remained on good terms with both of her ex-husbands—Sonny Bono and Gregg Allman, both now deceased. She also dished on kissing Val Kilmer, which she said was so good it made her head “shoot right off my body,” and rockers Gene Simmons and Richie Sambora.

Will She Find Love?

Cher is currently single, but she’s open to a relationship if one comes along. When asked if she was seeing someone, the singer quipped, “Not this week.”

She went on to clarify, “I’m still on the lookout. The problem I have with all the boyfriends lately is that I don’t want to go to any place with them because you can’t keep a relationship going in this kind of goldfish bowl, where everything you do and every picture you have taken will be on Instagram. There’s no way to keep something … special.”