Cher sat down with David Letterman Thursday night and talked about her daughter-turned-son, Chaz, who completed gender reassignment surgery earlier this year.
"The day that we talked about it, really talked about it seriously, I said, 'If you have to do this you just have to do it,'" she said. "I wasn't always able to be quite as calm through the process, but that day I was so calm, and just thought, 'This is what has to happen.'"
Cher also said she considers Chaz a lesbian, even though he has described his relationship with his girlfriend as heterosexual.
"She was a lesbian - she still is - but it's not the same now," Cher said. "She has a beautiful girlfriend. But it's not the same thing as being a homosexual, you feel as if you're in the wrong body."
Cher used female pronouns throughout the interview and recently admitted that she still sometimes slips up and calls Chaz a girl.
Read a longer transcript at Radar.
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