Sonny and Cher enjoying the sun in their swimsuits

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In 1963, Cher was a 16 year old wannabe singer, and Sonny was a 27 year old man who was hitting on Cher’s friends after he separated from his first wife. Both Sonny and Cher say that their early relationship was totally platonic, but it’s still a little creepy, right?

After her roommates kicked her out of her apartment, Cher had no place to go bu Sonny’s. He told her that she could live with him as long as she cleaned – which she never did – but after a while the two grew onto one another and formed a relationship out of the need to protect one another.