Cher mourns the death of her mother Georgia Holt at 96
The “Turn Back Time” singer is Georgia’s daughter with her first husband, John Sarkisiandied in 1985. The two separated when the pop star, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, was a toddler. Georgia would go on to marry six more times, including John in the 60s, but each marriage did not last.
Georgia met her partner Craig at a quilt and bed shop she opened in upscale Brentwood in Los Angeles, and he moved in with her a month later, according to the magazine. The two were in a relationship from 1976 until his death.
Cher offered glimpses of her life with Georgia on Twitter. “I love my mom, but ours wasn’t always a heavenly marriage,” she said. tweeted in September. “I was stubborn, a strong, willful little kid, I was a pony that couldn’t be broken, and it scared him. I was hoping for a freight car when I was 9. Read the book.”
Last April, Cher tweeted“SO SORRY, I WAS AT MOMS AND JUST BACK HOME. [loves] 2 TALK ABOUT OLD DAY AND OLD MOVIES WITH ME. SHE ALWAYS TELLS ME “BABY, AGING IS NOT FOR SISSIES”. I SEE HER AND RESPECT HER ALL THE MORE. [cookie].”