Cher, 77, finally reveals the secrets to how she preserves her youthful looks on Good Morning Britain
The singer who admitted that she ‘couldn’t believe she will be 80 soon’, revealed what she won’t be doing, the older she gets.
Speaking to hosts Susanna Reid and Ed Balls, who asked her how she stays so young and radiant, Cher said she would ‘never cut her hair short or stop wearing jeans’.
She said: ‘I remember when my friend Paulette and I were talking about when we were going to cut our hair and stop wearing jeans.
‘I can’t believe I will be 80 at some point, sooner than I wish. And I will still be wearing my jeans and I will still be wearing long hair.
‘Genes in my family are pretty amazing’, she added.
‘I don’t know if not feeling old makes you younger. I’m not sure. I keep up with the trends and I have lots of young friends.
‘I have old friends too. Honestly, I’m not trying to feel young, I’m not trying to be young, I am what I am, whatever that means.’
The singer-songwriter appeared on the ITV breakfast show to speak about the time she rescued the World’s Loneliest Elephant in 2020.
Cher helped free the malnourished Asian elephant, named Kavaan, who had spent nearly 20 years chained up in a zoo.
The actress said it was ‘so amazing’ to see Kavaan change his behaviour so quickly, once his surroundings improved.
She said: ‘When I first saw him, you saw him do the swaying thing, which means an elephant is in distress or having a breakdown.
‘So when I first saw him I knew what was going on because I knew the signs. I sang to him… really badly, but he was so beautiful.
‘I was happy because it had taken us give years so I’d already had my pain five years before that and when I saw him I thought this is going to be so great.
‘I didn’t know how long it would take or if he would ever change that behaviour, but the night that we took him to the sanctuary, he came out of stress so quickly it was amazing.’
In May, the icon spoke openly about turning 77 in a candid post on Twitter and mused about not feeling old in the slightest.
Her post about her ageless beauty comes after her recent breakup with 37-year-old boyfriend Alexander ‘A.E.’ Edwards, who she reportedly ‘still cares’ for and could possibly reunite with in the future.
Cher tweeted: ‘Ok, Will Someone PLEASE Tell me…..When Will I Feel OLD. This is ridiculous. I keep hearing these numbers, but I Honestly can’t understand them.
‘WHATS THE DEAL WITH #’s!? I’m dyslexic & #’s Are hard 4 me. Thank u for staying, I know it’s been hard. Got to go work out. Twitter is harder for me than TweetBot.’
Although, the If I Could Turn Back Time star split from Alexander, who is nearly four decades her junior, pals say the pair still have strong feelings for one another.
A source close to the star told the DailyMail that the legendary performer (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) has had an on/off relationship with A.E., sparking rumors of a possible reunion: ‘Cher is mercurial. And she changes her mind every minute.’
The source explained: ‘She actually really cares about A.E., and now that she’s closer to her kids, she wants more stability in her life. Although it’s off for now, no one in her close circle would be surprised to see them back together.
Cher is twice divorced and has son, Chaz Bono, 53, with her late ex-husband Sonny Bono who died in 1998 at age 62 from injuries sustained after hitting a tree while skiing.
She was later married from 1975 to 1978 to late singer Gregg Allman who died in 2017 at age 69. Cher and Gregg had son Elijah Blue Allman, 46, together.
Cher has previously said she dates younger men – after dating Ron Zimmerman, who is 12 years her junior, Tom Cruise, when he was 23 and she was 38, and Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora, who is 13 years younger than her.
She also dated entertainment executive David Geffen after splitting with Bono and dated for two years in the mid-70s.