London: Singer Cher has revealed how the things her mother and grandmother taught her greatly influenced her life.
Cher, 64, was brought up by her mother Georgia, 85, and in her 45-years of show business, the singer revealed that her childhood influences her decisions.
“It seems strange to be talking, at my age, about what my mother taught me. But I am proud to have such a strong influence from both my mother, Georgia, and my grandmother, Linda,” the Sun quoted her as saying.
“My grandmother was only 14 when she had my mum, who in turn was only 19 when she had me. It was sending out a message, from an early age: You are a woman, you can do things.
“She always said that you celebrate your children at whatever age you have them. Do not make them a problem - make them an advantage to your life.
“I had my first child when I was 22. I left home at 16 to try to make it on my own, with my mother````s blessing.
“She told me that I didn’t need to make a lot of money to be a success. I could be an artist, a success in my own right, without measuring it by a bank balance.
“It was as if to say: ‘You can live, have children, be confident, be gorgeous - do what you like, with enthusiasm’.
“As a little girl, I even knew my great, great grandmother on my father’s side. So the women in my life brought so much to me and I still cherish that,” she stated.