Cher explains why she turned down a date with Elvis Presley

Cher explains why she turned down a date with Elvis Presley

Cher has explained why she once turned down a date with Elvis Presley.

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The pop icon, 77, spoke about why she prefers younger men during a recent appearance on The Jennifer Hudson Show.

“I’m really shy when I’m not working, and kind of shy around men,” she explained. “And the reason I go out with young men is because men my age or older – well, now they’re all dead – but before they just never… they were always terrified to approach me.”

Cher went on to agree that younger men are “bolder”, adding: “[They’re] raised by women like me.”

The conversation about the singer’s love life arose after she revealed that she once turned down a date with Elvis.

“It was because I was nervous and I knew of the people around him,” Cher told Hudson. “And it wasn’t that they were bad people, it’s just that I was kind of nervous of his reputation.”

Cher is currently in a relationship with artist and producer Alexander “A.E.” Edwards, who is 38 years old. Elsewhere in her interview with Hudson, she revealed that her partner had introduced her to 2Pac‘s music: “I was so taken aback by the depth of the words.”

In 2022, Cher spoke about Presley during an interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

“When I was 10 years old, my mom took me to the Pan Pacific to see Elvis. I really loved him,” she said at the time (via USA Today). “And then when I got older – not this old – but older, he invited me to Las Vegas.”

She added: “One of his people called and said, ‘Would you like to come up for the weekend?’ And I was so terrified that I couldn’t do it.

“He was on the downside of himself. And I don’t mean like handsome, [or] whatever. He was on the downside of the drugs and stuff like that.”

Cher dressed as Presley for her 2002 VH1 Divas performance in Las Vegas, Nevada where she covered ‘Heartbreak Hotel’.

The post Cher explains why she turned down a date with Elvis Presley appeared first on NME.

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