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Chaz Bono Talks 'Dancing With The Stars,' 'Being Chaz,' Co-Star Crush

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Chaz Bono misses a lot of things about competing on "Dancing with the Stars." But most of all, he misses Nancy Grace.

"I have become friends with David Arquette and J.R. Martinez and Nancy Grace," Chaz told the ladies of "New York Live" and me. "We are going to leave our spouses!"

Chaz, who was in New York for a few hours to promote his new documentary, "Being Chaz." A follow up to the Emmy nominated "Becoming Chaz," the new film will play on Oprah's network, OWN. And although the documentaries follow Chaz through arguably the biggest change of his life, according to Chaz, it's "Dancing" that really transformed him.

"My mom was really into it," Chaz said. "When you grow up with Cher as your mother -- she's the performer in the family. My relatives laughed and asked, 'do you dance.' I had tremendous support from her. She got me through it, especially when I hurt my knee."

But Chaz was quick to admit that it wasn't an easy life growing up with Cher as a mother, saying that anyone who gets to where she is in her career has to make showbiz their priority -- but Chaz said he holds no ill will.

"I appreciate everything she does and gives me," said Chaz, who revealed his famous mother makes an on-phone appearance in the new documentary. "For all the people close to someone who transitions, it's difficult. You are the same person, but you're not. I'm much happier now. I'm a much better me than I used to be."

We won't have to wait long to see Chaz and Nancy back in action. Both will appear on the finale of "Dancing with the Stars."

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