Proud mama Cher got teary-eyed after son Chaz' "Rocky"-inspired paso doble performance on "Dancing With the Stars"
A teary-eyed Cher led a standing ovation for son Chaz Bono on Monday's "Dancing with the Stars" after he and partner Lacey Schwimmer performed a "Rocky"-themed paso doble that ended with Chaz' fist-pumping run up a staircase.
Cher had promised on Twitter she would turn out to cheer him on, after earlier defending him from people who didn't think a transgendered contestant should appear on "DWTS." As an added bonus: Bono and Schwimmer earned 21 points for their performance, breaking their two-week streak as the lowest-scoring duo.
Cher tweeted after Chaz's performance: "OMG! I WAS CRYING ! WASNT EXPECTING 2 B SO NERVOUS ! BROKE MY BRACELET CLAPPING ! IM SO PROUD !! CHAZ WAS GREAT! LOVED DAVID ARQUETTE 2nd."
Check out the video of Cher cheering on Chaz: