Superstar Cher regrets trying to juggle motherhood with her chart-topping career in the 1970s and believes she would have been a better parent if she’d waited several years to start a family.
The “Believe” hitmaker and her first husband Sonny Bono welcomed daughter Chastity in 1969, when the singer was just 23 and their double act Sonny & Cher was at the height of its success. She later married rocker Gregg Allman and had a second child, son Elijah, in 1976. But Cher was often so busy balancing her job as an entertainer and a mother, she fears she failed to lavish her kids with the attention they needed.
In an interview with news show 20/20, the 64-year-old says,
“I have been a good mother in fits and starts, but when you do work like mine, and I’m like most working mothers – they never feel like they’re doing a good job because they’re never able to devote enough time.
“I have a lot of regrets about my parenting… Maybe I should have had children when I was older.”
The 20/20 chat aired on Friday night (11/19).
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