Enquirer Alleges “Turmoil” Over Chaz Has Cher Nearing “Mental Breakdown”

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By Daniel Gates

Cher is “on the verge of a mental breakdown” because she “can’t come to terms with her daughter’s life as a man!” claims the National Enquirer in a particularly nasty piece of tabloid speculation.

The magazine insists that the iconic singer’s “emotional turmoil has reached the breaking point” since her transgendered son Chaz Bono began competing on Dancing with the Stars. “The truth is, Cher hates that Chaz went on ‘Dancing,’ and she’s never been able to bring herself to love Chaz as a man,” alleges a so-called “source” for the Enquirer.

According to the tabloid, Cher’s appearance in the show’s audience only masks her inner anguish. The “source” explains, “It made her sick to her stomach and she’s losing sleep, not eating well and headed toward a mental breakdown,” because, as the Enquirer says, Cher “still can’t come to grips with her little girl growing up to become a man.”

We’re not sure who’s having trouble coming to grips with Chaz’s transformation, but it’s definitely not Cher. “This could not be further from the truth,” a rep for Cher exclusively tells Gossip Cop. “Cher is really happy for Chaz and proud,” adds the spokesperson emphatically. “Cher had a great time at the show and is fine.”

Cher, of course, has been supporting her son on his “Dancing with the Stars” stint from the very beginning, long before she actually came to see the competition in person. She’s not just putting on a facade for television cameras, and she’s certainly not on the verge of a “breakdown.” The Enquirer is dancing around the truth, doing its best to ignite controversy where there’s really only a mother’s genuine love.

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