We have seen the transformation of many people but none like the one this person went through. Chaz Bono a writer, musician and an actor best known for being the only child of the music queen Cher and Sonny Bono surprised the world after deciding to become a man. Yes, his birth certificate states he was born a girl which he stayed for many years physically, although not mentally. He is an author of the book The End of Innocence: A Memoir.
Career and Progression:
At the beginning of his career, he tried singing and formed a band Ceremony with which he released an album Hang Out Your Poetry. It received lukewarm reviews from critics and audiences but didn’t do enough for them to try for another collection.
He then worked as the writer at large for the magazine, The Advocate. He is also a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign. As a transgender man himself, he also promoted the National Coming Out Day. He served as the Entertainment Media Director for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
He has been a major influence for the millions of people who haven’t been able to identify themselves as the way they are. He has the net worth of $500,000 from different career choices. He has also written multiple books that chronicle his life.
Chaz’s Life-Changing Transition:
The advocate was unlike any other children who were around him. By the age of 13, he had realized that he was gay and upon reaching the age of 18 opened up with the parents which they accepted. He could then no longer stay on the body that he didn’t think belonged to him.
In 2008, the process of transition from female to male began, both physically and socially. After tremendous support from various people and organization along with the California court's decision to grant a gender and name change, he legally became a man on May 6, 2010.
Is Chaz Dating Anyone?
Long before the transition, he was in a relationship with a woman named, Jennifer Elia, a private tutor. Beginning from 1999, the couple was living together as partners, and they engaged in 2009 at Seattle which they revealed only after two years in 2011 and shared the information about his future wife. Elia supported and was with him during the entire process of transition.
The engagement didn’t end well, and the plans to get married failed after he announced the separation with his fiancé in the same year in December. He also revealed at the same time that they both agreed to part ways on good terms and had great love, respect, and affection towards one another. As of now, he is probably single, and there's no confirmed news of him having a girlfriend.
Chaz Bono currently aged 48 was born on 4th March 1969 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was born as a girl to entertainers Sonny Bono and Cher and was named Chastity Sun Bono. He struggled with obesity in the past but said that it was for him in the process of weight loss after the transition. The writer and an advocate currently live the life he wanted all along.