Cher has made it clear that she will be attending tonight's performance of "Dancing with the Stars" to support son Chaz Bono, but Chaz’s mom won’t be the only family member in the audience -- his stepmother, Mary Bono Mack, will also be in the ballroom.
“Chaz has an amazing relationship with both his mother and stepmother,” a friend of Chaz tells me. “He isn’t at all nervous about having both of them in the audience. He is excited and very touched.”
Cher let all of her Twitter followers know she would reward them with an appearance if her son made it through another elimination, tweeting, "God hope Chaz hangs on till next week so I can come sit in the Audience & Watch." But Cher's promise to attend the show if her son made the cut has left other dancers and contestants wondering if her tactics are fair. Although the judges' scores keep Chaz at the bottom of the pack week after week, the audience vote continues to save him.
“How can anyone compete with the power of Cher and her fans?” a show insider tells me. “Plus, let's see what happens Monday. What judge is going to have the balls to give Chaz a low score in front of his mother, Cher, who is a legend in the business?”
Cher and Mary’s support is nothing new to Chaz. Every week after he dances, they call him to talk. Chaz even confirmed that after he injured his leg, his mom sent her people to take care of her son.
Now let's see if mom can keep him from going home!
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