During her childhood, there have been many times musician and actress Cher found herself in the foster care system. A struggling actress’s daughter, her mother was always unable to provide for the little girl. Because of this she’d put Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) in foster care and take her back when she could make ends meet.
This could have turned the child off from the thought of pursuing entertainment as a profession, but Cher persevered in becoming the icon she is today. Today, 73 years old, the celebrity is Chaz Bono’s mother, whom she shared with the late Sonny Bono, and Elijah Blue, whom she had with Greg Allman.