After some of the dust had settled, the two decided to reprise their roles on ‘The Sonny and Cher Show’. By this time they were separated and most of the bad feelings were left behind them. The first episode of the new season started with an awkward handshake, that symbolized them putting the past behind and starting a new path together.
The move seemed to work quite well, as the show returned to its original success and was continued for a full year before the two decided to depart professionally for the last time.
She Might Be Inducted Without Sonny
There has still been no official word on whether or not the duo will get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Despite the lack of updates, rumors have been circulating that Cher is being considered being inducted without Sonny. This makes sense, given that Sonny basically left the entertainment industry just a short time after him and Cher broke up. This might indicate that Cher’s hunch was right, and it was actually her that pulled most of their victories over the years.
Since parting ways in 1974, Cher has released numerous albums that have been very successful over the years. With over twenty independent studio albums in the many decades that she has been without Sonny, it's no wonder that she has been considered her own performer for a long time now. Sonny, however, went straight into politics just a few years after their divorce and stayed in the political arena for the remainder of his life.
Getting a Divorce Was Her Hardest Decision
Another difficult thing for Cher and Sonny was having to deal with raising their child Chaz. On a professional level, the idea of having to make it on her own was also quite terrifying, as she had always relied on Sonny to make things happen.
Sonny used that power to keep her from leaving but then Cher famously retorted with a lawsuit of her own, claiming "involuntary servitude", which completely changed the tone of the entire court proceeding.
Breaking Up For Good
Despite the two moving on, Cher had made some dubious romantic decisions that seem to have really messed up her life for a while. Just as she was coming out of a devastating relationship with her then-husband Sonny, the actress found herself dating Gregg Allman, rock musician and founder of The Allman Brothers Band.
So far everything was looking good, but what she did later might shock you.
Cher initially said that the main reason for her divorce was due to a complete lack of freedom. Once she was finally free from her “bondage”, she not only went straight back into another dysfunctional marriage but also returned to the show with the same with her ex-husband, Sonny
Despite the two maintaining much of their charisma and talent, it was clear that their dynamic was no longer the same.Their fun and sweet banter was gone and viewers began to tune out. But there was another factor that might have contributed to the show’s cancellation, and people suspect that it was her new husband, Gregg.