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Cher Supports Chaz On Dancing With The Stars

Cher was in tears giving her son Chaz Bono a standing ovation on Dancing with the Stars.

It was an emotional night too for Bono, who channeled his inner Rocky Balboa for his Paso Doble, getting his best scores of the season.

"I watch you and somehow you get under my skin, and you make me root for you. I think it's a great night that your mom came to see you," said Judge Carrie Ann.

After the show Cher tweeted, "OMG! I WAS CRYING ! WASNT EXPECTING 2 B SO NERVOUS ! BROKE MY BRACELET CLAPPING !"

Backstage Bono revealed what his mom said to him.

"She told me how proud she was of me and how nervous she was sitting there watching," said Bono.

Bono's entire family was there, including his stepmother, Congresswoman Mary Bono.

"My family being there definitely pumped me up and energized me and it was great to have their support," said Bono.
 
Backstage, Mary told us that Chaz's father, the late Sonny Bono, would be smiling from heaven.

"I'm sure he's grinning ear to ear tonight," she said.

And so were the other dancers, who were starstruck performing in front of Cher.
    
"The highlight of my year is meeting Cher," said Bono's dance partner, Lacey Schwimmer.

"It was a thrill for me," said David Arquette.

"She told David she liked our dance," said Arquette's partner, Kym Johnson.

"When you get a hug from Cher your life is basically complete," said Carson Kressley.

Here's something you didn't see on the show: Kressley burned his pinky finger on a light after his pirate-themed dance, and had to ice it.

And Nancy Grace, playing the matador, barely escaped another wardrobe malfunction.
    
It happened when she did a split, and nearly split her dress.
    
"My foot got caught in my dress but I managed to go down and get up so that's the victory story," said Grace.

 

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