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Sonny Bono has been divorced from Cher since June 26, 1975. They had been married for 10.7 years. Sonny Bono is now deceased.

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Sonny Bono

Music - Singer

Why Famous: Sonny and Cher, singing duo

Age: 62 (2/16/1935 - 1/5/1998)

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Music - Singer

Why Famous: one half of the pop rock duo Sonny & Cher

Age: 71 (b. 5/20/1946)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 1962 1 year
Engaged 1963 1.9 years
Married 10/23/1964 10.7 years
    Separated n/a --
    Filed for Divorce 1974 --
Divorced 6/26/1975 --
 Total13.6 years

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Chastity Sun 'Chaz Salvatore'3/4/196949 yrs.MaleBiological

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Where and/or how did Sonny Bono and Cher meet?

On a double date at a restaurant/bar in Hollywood.

Why did Sonny Bono and Cher break up?

Cher thought that Sonny was stifling her and not allowing her growth. She had been with him since a child and wanted to run around and have some fun.

Other Relationship Information about Sonny Bono and Cher:

Sonny and Cher claimed to be married in 1963 while in Tijuana, Mexico, but weren't legally married until 1969 in Las Vegas.

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Classic Quotes by Sonny Bono and Cher about their relationship:

"I always kind of feel him in a strange way. I've got these lights in my bedroom and they go on and off for no reason and I always think it's him trying to piss me off." Cher 2/8/2008
"I think he's screwing with my chandelier...just one chandelier that I have. It goes on in the middle of the night when the switch is down, on and off, on and off, and it would just be like him to do it. I just get this little feeling. It's a friendly person." Cher

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