The Evolution Of Sonny And Cher’s Relationship And Plenty Of Cher Facts

Jackson Sawa | August 4, 2022 7:43 am

They Eventually Became Lovers

Supposedly, Sonny wasn’t even attracted to Cher when she first moved in, yet their friendship evolved to become romantic. According to Cher, “It wasn’t a fiery, sexy thing with us, but rather paternal, like we were bound together, two people who needed each other, almost for protection.”

Sonny and Cher during a photo shoot in 1964
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Then, on October 24, 1964, the couple had an unofficial wedding ceremony in a hotel room in Tijuana, Mexico. Although Sonny pushed Cher to become a solo artist, she suffered from stage fright and insisted that he join her on stage. That same year they, began working on music together as the duet Caesar and Cleo.