Cher stunned her son, Chaz Bono, on Saturday by showing up at the GLAAD—Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation—Media Awards in Los Angeles to present him with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award for Outstanding Documentary.
Chaz received the award for his OWN documentary, Becoming Chaz—which chronicled his two-year long gender reassignment journey—with directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato.
In spite of Chaz being one of the stars of the evening, the 43-year-old was upstaged by his 65-year-old mother who came to the event dressed in tight black pants, a tan leather jacket, fringed scarf and an Afro wig the size of an ottoman.
The pop icon tweeted of the surprise...
"So much fun at Glaad awards! I really surprised Chaz! HE was adorable, Said wow mom i was so surprised i forgot what i was going 2say!" Well, Cher, maybe it was because he was staring at your hair.
Past award winners have included Ellen DeGeneres—who attended the event with wife Portia De Rossi—Wanda Sykes, John Waters, Melissa Etheridge and Rufus Wainwright (you have got to check out his new music video starring Helena Bonham Carter!).
We give Chaz a lot of credit. Not only was he brave enough to do a documentary, write a book and appear as the first transgender contestant ever on Dancing with the Stars, but he also had to grow up in Cher's shadow.
Which evidently, is still quite huge, depending on the lighting of course...