INSIDE CHER & SONNY BONNO’S $88M HOME IN BEL AIR WITH SCANDAL HISTORY & OLIMPIC-SIZE POOL

Cher and Sonny Bono were one of America’s most talked-about couples. They were not only in the news for their admirable romance; their house choice kept many people talking. Let’s take a look at the two mansions the pair purchased.

Cher is best known as an American singer, actress, and television personality. Although she is currently 75 years old, she is still recognized as one of the best entertainers. But what was her life away from the spotlight like?

Cher enjoyed a fantastic career, but the same cannot be said about her personal life, especially her marriages. She has been married and divorced twice, and she is a doting mother to two children, who she shares with her former husbands.

Sonny and Cher pose for a portrait at home in Beverly Hills, California circa 1970 [Left] | A picture of Sonny and Cher's house. [Right]. | Photo: Getty Images

Sonny and Cher pose for a portrait at home in Beverly Hills, California circa 1970 [Left] | A picture of Sonny and Cher’s house. [Right]. | Photo: Getty Images

INSIDE BONO AND CHER’S RELATIONSHIP

The actress’s first marriage was to the late singer, actor, and politician Sonny Bono and is perhaps one of her highest profiles to date. The couple had many interesting times together, but unfortunately, their happily ever after never happened.

Cher and Bono walked down the aisle in the mid-1960s after several years of a steamy romance. The late politician met his former wife when she was only sixteen years old.

At the time, Bono was 27 years old and separated from his first wife, Donna Rankin. However, he was still legally married. Though Bono and Cher’s relationship was simply platonic at first, the duo soon got involved after living together for a while.

Photo of Sonny and Cher at their home in California, circa 1966. | Photo: Getty Images

Photo of Sonny and Cher at their home in California, circa 1966. | Photo: Getty Images

Cher, who was abandoned by her dad, Johnny Sarkisian, attracted the actor because he had a striking resemblance with her father. Not only did she find love, but Cher also found protection in Bono. To her, he was the father with which she never got to have a relationship.

The lovebirds became the typical Hollywood power couple, collaborating and singing on multiple songs, including the 1965 hit “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On,” released two years later.

Sonny Bono and Cher pose for a portrait session at home in April 1966 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Sonny Bono and Cher pose for a portrait session at home in April 1966 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

As Cher and Bono’s fame grew, so did their love for each other. In 1964, they had a faux marriage ceremony, but it was not until later they officially tied the knot. Apart from having a sweet love story, the former couple was famous for buying mansions in California.

ALTHOUGH CHER AND BONO HAD PURCHASED THEIR DREAM HOUSE, THEIR LOVE STORY WAS SHORT-LIVED.

Sonny Bono and Cher pose for a portrait session at home in August 1966 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Sonny Bono and Cher pose for a portrait session at home in August 1966 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

THE COUPLE’S BEL AIR HOME

Their first apartment was located at 364 St. Cloud Road, Bel Air, California, and was sold by Tony Curtis. During an interview, Cher recalled how she and Bono knew about the mansion and purchased it in 1967.

Upon their arrival at the location, Cher was stunned by the gorgeous edifice. Luckily for the couple, Curtis had moved out six months prior and was willing to sell for $250,000.

The luxury home, which was built in the 1930s, had six bedrooms, high ceilings, billiard rooms, a wood-paneled library, a banquet-sized dining room as well as a great swimming pool. After seeing the fine 1930s home, Cher and Bono did not need much convincing.

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