Cher to Cheer for Chaz on 'DWTS'

By: Michael Matson

Chaz Bono confirmed to People magazine that his mother Cher will be in the audience tonight to watch him compete on Dancing With the Stars.

The legendary singer and actress texted her son last week, just before Monday’s show, saying, "I wanted people to be able to feel your presence and not take away from that and I think you’ve made your presence known now," Bono revealed.

Additionally, Bono says his stepmother Mary Bono Mack is coming, along with “my aunt and uncle and my brother. It will be a real family affair." Though rehearsals have wreaked havoc on Bono’s knee and he says dancing live in front of 20 million people is “nerve-wracking,” the author and activist is looking forward to the additional pressure his family brings.

"The pressure of wanting to do good for all the people who are supporting me is so much more intense for me than having my family in the audience rooting for me. It should be a very fun night."

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