EXCLUSIVE: I got your treasure! Chaz Bono finds love with the former TV child star – and Mother Cher can not be happier
After having feared that he would not find a lasting love with a woman, Chaz Bono (49) has fallen for the former TV star Shara Blue Mathes who appeared next to Jason Bateman in the comedy series & It ;, It & # 39; s Your Move & # 39; from 1984, DailyMailTV can reveal.
And Bono's mother Cher, 72 has given her blessing to his son's relationship with 49-year-old Mathes, the former drug addict and the divorced mother-of-one treated as one of the family.
Bono, also a former drug addict, took his girlfriend for a romantic trip to Adelaide, Australia in October to see Cher at the Adelaide Entertainment Center. Cher, on her & # 39; Here We Go Again Tour & # 39; posed for photos with Mathes.
Mathes and Bono also traveled to New York earlier this month where the musical "The Cher Show & # 39; is being played. The show shows the life of mom Cher with Chaz's singer Sonny Bono.
Mathes and Bono got a star treatment and were allowed to go backstage from the Neil Simon Theater and pose with the props of the show.
In a photo she posted to Bono on January 7, Mathes wrote the message "Backstage in the bed of his mother and father, oh my? !!! & # 39;
Shara Blue Mathes (left) and Chaz Bono (right) backstage on January 7 this year for the musical & The Cher Show & # 39; in New York City. Mathes wrote: "Backstage in the bed of his mother and father, oh my? !!! & # 39;
L-R: Cher, her mother Georgia Holt, son Chaz Bono and Chaz's girlfriend Shara Blue Mathes celebrate the 91st birthday of Georgia in Malibu, California
Shara Blue Mathes (right) placed this picture all hot and leathered up & # 39; with her friend Chaz Bono (left) at a Hallowe & # 39; party in Los Angeles, organized by actor Colton Haynes
The transgender son of Cher feared he would spend his life alone after a break in 2011 with Jennifer Elia. & # 39; I seem to fend off women that I am attracted to & # 39 ;, he said in 2015.
And then & # 39; American Horror Story: Cult & # 39; TV actor Bono was first introduced to separate Mathes in the spring of 2017, sources say that Mathes was not looking for a relationship.
A few months later, however, romance blossomed and friends told DailyMailTV that the couple realized that they could both relate to growing up in the entertainment industry and having drug addiction.
As & # 39; Sonny and Cher & # 39; Bono's parents became one of the world's best-known musical couples with their classic & # 39; I Got You Babe & # 39 ;. Bono, their only child, was eight when the couple divorced in 1977.
Chaz Bono (left) and his girlfriend Shara Blue Mathes posed for a vacation photo on December 24, 2018 in West Hollywood, California
Mathes, from Hollywood, California, was 15 when she played alongside a 16-year-old Jason Bateman in the TV comedy series "It's Your Move." The series ended in 1985.
Mathes has left the film industry and now works for homeless charitable housing corporations in Los Angeles, California.
Recently she revealed a dark time when drug addiction led to her not caring for her son Cooper for two years.
Sources say that Cher (left) is happy that her son Chaz Bono (right) has found love with Shara Blue Mathes
In a Facebook post on December 30, 2018, in which he wished Cooper a happy birthday when he turned 18, Mathes wrote: "I thank God for my family who took it for me when my addiction made me powerless from my life and choices.
& # 39; You never needed to see me on drugs and my mother, father and brother loved you as much as they could until I was healthy again.
Mathes flew in August 2018 with Bono to Adelaide, Australia to see Cher perform in the musical & The Cher Show & # 39;
I deserved my way back into your life and that was hard work. I had done manual work in the quarry if that was what was needed! Mom and Dad knew what they were doing by letting me wait until I was sober for 2 years to come back to your life … but I would kill to get those years back. & # 39;
In his book & # 39; Transition: The Story of How I Bec A A Man & # 39; from 2011 Chaz described his own former addiction to prescription drugs.
Chaz explained that he had used prescription opiates to deal with two tragedies, the death of his father Bono in a freak ski accident in 1998 and the death of Chaz's lover, Joan Stephens.
He wrote: "These personal losses have led to a gradual but extreme downward spiral in my life that eventually led me to develop an addiction to painkillers on prescription – the only way I found at the time to remove the sharp pain in me. . "
Chaz, like Mathes, has successfully overcome their addictions and is seen as big supporters of each other.
Cher's mother Georgia Holt gave her seal of approval to Mathes when she invited her to join the family for her 91st birthday celebrations in June 2017.
Bono has also been a hit with the most important man in the life of Mathes, the 18-year-old son Cooper.
Shara Blue Mathes placed photos to show themselves with Jason Bateman in the comic TV series & it; s Your Move & # 39; from 1984. She was 15 while filming and Bateman was 16
And Mathes & # 39; father Robbie also went to Bono to invite him to Father's Day in 2018 in his country club.
Friends tell DailyMailTV that the couple enjoy each other's sense of humor.
Mathes placed a spicy picture completely hot and made up & # 39; with Bono at a Hallowe & # 39; party in Los Angeles, which was held in October 2017 by his co-star Colton Haynes, American Horror Story & # 39 ;.
Mathes is fiercely protective against Bono, who led life as a woman named Chastity before completing sex reassignment operations in 2010.
In a Facebook message on December 30, 2018, Shara Blue Mathes wishes her son Cooper a happy 18th birthday, but she describes how drugs led to her not being able to take care of him for two years.
Mathes recently shot a troll of social media that made a negative comment about Bono.
Mathes wrote: "I am his girlfriend and he is the friendliest, most bad, tenacious man I even know. He is completely man. & # 39;
A source close to Mathes told DailyMailTV: "Shara was only single when she first met Chaz and she was not looking for love.
"But Chaz is such a charming, funny guy that Shara quickly fell for him, they traveled the world together, on vacation in Australia, the Netherlands, Italy and France, and they are a great team
"If they are in the US, they want to see each other's family, that's so important to them: Cher and her mother Georgia treat Shara as family, they're happy that Chaz has found someone who makes him happy."