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Cher Mom Georgia Holt

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“Goddess of Pop” CherHis mother has apparently died at the age of 96. “Mom’s gone,” the superstar tweeted on Saturday, Dec. 10 as the tributes began to pour in. HollywoodLife asked for a comment.

Cher rose to fame in the mid-1960s as part of the Sonny & Cher duo Sonny Bono, whom she married in 1969. After her marriage – and with it her group – ended in 1975, Cher continued to focus on her solo career, which had already flourished while she sang with Sonny. She also dove into the film industry and was lauded as an actress who brought home three Golden Globes to place alongside her Grammy over the course of her still thriving career. Cher was remarried to the Allman Brothers guitarist after Sonny Gregg Allman. She had one son during each marriage: Chaz Bono with Sonny and Elijah Blue Allman with Greg

However, Cher hasn’t always had the life of glitz and glamor. In fact, she grew up poor and found herself in financial distress after her records with Sonny failed to sell and even once owed the IRS $200,000 in back taxes Any music. However, Cher was always abounding in love from her mother, who stood by her through her personal and professional ups and downs. To find out all about Cher’s mother, George Holtread below.

Cher's mother, Georgia Holt
Cher smiles with her mother Georgia Holt (Picture: Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock)

Georgia has been married eight times

Cher’s mother was first married at age 17 and walked down the aisle seven more times with six different men over the course of her life. This was partly because she was taught that she could only have sex with a man if she was married to him, so she made a strong commitment, which she revealed in an interview with abc news in 2013. “I’ve been married a lot, but I didn’t stay married very long because I didn’t seem able to pick someone who was a stable man,” she noted in a 2013 interview with HuffPost.

In which HuffPost In the interview, Cher said she didn’t meet her biological father until she was 11, but considered her younger sister’s father to be her father. Sharing a glimpse of what it was like to have so many dads, she recalled, “We were friends with all of my mother’s husbands, and my mother was friends with them too, so it wasn’t as traumatic as you might think. They remained friends so it wasn’t a terrible breakup.”

Georgia wanted to be a star like her daughter

Georgia wanted to be an actress and singer like her daughter, but had much less success. Between 1950 and 1966, she took on supporting roles in 10 projects, most notably in popular television series i love lucy and Ozzie and Harriet. When abc news When asked if she was even jealous of her daughter’s success, she replied that she was “thrilled” for her. “And I don’t think I would have been as good as them… I don’t think I was physically able to do that,” she admitted.

However, Georgia is now a star in her own right and has released her debut country album. Honky tonk womanin 2013 at the age of 87. Fun Fact: She reportedly recorded it back in 1980 Any music! “It’s such a thrill. I just cried and cried and cried. I cried for the special, I cried for the album that’s coming out after all these years,” Georgia gushed HuffPost about how she felt after her music was finally released. She added that she started singing when she was 6 years old.

Cher sang with Georgia on the album, which was very special for both of them. “One thing I loved,” Georgia recalled, “Cher said to me, ‘Mom, do you realize you have the most expensive female singer in the world?’ She sang some of my songs as a backup. I love it!”

Cher Mama Georgia Holt
Georgia Holt looks lovingly at her daughter Cher (Picture: Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock)

Georgia had heavy maternal guilt

Georgia had two children: Cher and Cher’s younger sibling, an actress Georganne LaPiere. Georgia had to work long hours to support her family and she admitted that she felt a great deal of guilt for her mother when she had to leave her. “I think I’ll probably have to go out and work and leave her alone to get to school [was the hardest part of being a mom],” She said HuffPost. “I had prepared their lunches and prepared everything for their breakfasts, but sometimes I had to leave before they went to school. That was really tough. I worried about her. I was really strict. Then sometimes I wouldn’t come home until they got home from school, and I’d say, ‘You can only play until it gets dark, and then you have to come in.'”

However, she said she made it and she always made sure her little girls enjoyed life as much as possible. “There are many things you can do that don’t require a lot of money. We went to the drive-in theater, which was a dollar, and we made food to take to the drive-in theater. That was a big thrill,” Georgia recalled. “On her birthdays we had two trees in the front yard and I hung suction cups on one tree and balloons on the other. We would invite all the children from the neighborhood. They had fun, I know that.”

Georgia almost aborted Cher

It turns out that Georgia, like Alicia Keys’ mother, almost ended her pregnancy when he found out she was pregnant, who would become a world-famous superstar. “I’m telling you. There are no words for this. My mother wanted me to do it [have the abortion] because I didn’t want to stay married but obviously couldn’t. I remember when the door opened… and I couldn’t do it. And thank God I didn’t,” Georgia said HuffPost.

Cher worried about Georgia’s health

When Cher’s doting mother was in her 90s, the singer expressed concern for her aging mother. In a 2017 interview, she proudly declared that Georgia is “91 and she’s fabulous,” but also admitted she’s had some “rough moments,” per entertainment tonight. And a source told the outlet that Cher is more worried about her mother’s health than she’s letting on. In March 2017, Cher dropped out of a Lifetime film, and the insider noted that it was because of Georgia’s health. “Cher is worried about her mother’s health. She’s in her 90s now and doesn’t want to go far from her,” the source revealed. “Your mother is not terminally ill, but a little fragile.”

Georgia is apparently deceased

Cher shared a tweet on Dec. 10 that read, “Mom’s gone” — which many fans take to mean that Georgia sadly passed away. The apparent news comes after the 96-year-old battled pneumonia earlier this year. “I’m sorry I was Mia. Mom got sick. She just got out of hosp. She had pneumonia,” Cher tweeted in September.

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