Cher and Diana Ross Were Once in a Love Triangle With a Rock Star

by Jeremy Spirogis
Diana Ross and Cher

We know in regards to the romances between Cher and Sonny Bono, and Diana Ross and Berry Gordy, however how in regards to the rock and roll entanglement involving each ladies?

Cher’s had quite a few well-known flames over the previous few many years, and Ross dated a couple of celebs too. But there’s one man who they’ve in widespread and he left one for the opposite.

Diana Ross and Cher
Diana Ross and Cher, 1975 | Michael Ochs

Diana Ross and Cher have been associates for years

Both Diana Ross and Cher rose to stardom across the similar time within the 1960s. As singers, they appeared destined to cross paths sooner or later they usually did.

The ladies grew to become associates and by 1975, they have been co-presenters on the first (and short-lived) Rock Music Awards. But in addition they frolicked outdoors of labor commitments.

Tracee Ellis Ross, Ross’ daughter, as soon as recalled some childhood reminiscences the place Cher used to play tennis and hang around together with her household and her mother’s different well-known associates (e.g. Michael Jackson). Cher and Ross additionally gave one another recommendation on issues resembling trend.

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According to The Cher Bible, when Ross launched her 1980 Diana album, she consulted Cher in regards to the cowl artwork. “You ain’t never looked that good,” Cher advised her friend, and Ross wound up utilizing the black and white picture.

During that interval, each ladies have been within the courting pool, however Cher’s foremost squeeze was a rocker.

Cher and Gene Simmons discovered love

Cher started courting Kiss singer Gene Simmons round 1978 they usually had a love that lasted a number of years. In a 1979 interview with People, they each opened up about their relationship. Cher admitted their union wasn’t precisely monogamous however referred to as it the most effective relationship she ever had.

She acknowledged that whereas she could have seen different males for companionship, “Gene is the only one I’m crazy about. All my relationships are serious. I don’t screw around.”

And Simmons shared his emotions. “I’m crazy about Cher, nuts about her. She’s my first love,” he stated. “Cher’s an untainted soul who has never done anything bad to anybody.”

They lived collectively and Simmons even took to her kids. While they beloved one another and should have had facet dalliances, issues modified when Simmons developed emotions for an additional girl: Diana Ross.

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Gene Simmons and Cher | Michael Ochs/Getty Images

Gene Simmons and Cher broke up over Diana Ross

Back in 2015, Simmons revealed that he fell for Ross when he was nonetheless courting Cher. He advised The Mirror that they linked whereas Christmas purchasing for Cher.

“One Christmas I asked her what I should buy her and she said, ‘Call my friend Diana Ross, she will tell you exactly what I like as she is my best friend’,” Simmons stated.

“So, I called Diana up and we went shopping. Then our feelings for each other developed very fast and we started a relationship together. I guess thereafter Cher and Diana never spoke.”

Simmons and Ross dated for 2 years and Cher moved on with one other rocker in 1980: Les Dudek. Contrary to Simmons’ report that the 2 ladies stopped being associates, they nonetheless are to this present day, and he and Cher stay shut.

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