EXCLUSIVE: Chaz Bono Opens Up About His 'Very Different Perspective' of Women

by Elizabeth VanMetre 11:32 AM PST, February 05, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Chaz Bono Opens Up About His 'Very Different Perspective' of Women

Chaz Bono reveals that, when it comes to women, he has a "very different perspective."

In an exclusive sneak peek at Saturday's Oprah: Where Are They Now?, the 46-year-old child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono tells Oprah Winfrey that he doesn’t understand the opposite sex quite as well as you might think, after being assigned female at birth.

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“I definitely have a very different perspective than a lot of men because I got a closer look at women for many years,” Bono explains. “I don’t think I understand women particularly better. Not the emotional side that men -- we don’t get.”

“Even before [my transition], I would find myself in relationships doing something that I had no idea what I had done, that had really upset my girlfriend and I didn’t know why -- in the same way that men do,” he adds.

Bono’s transition in 2008 paved the way for other members of the transgender community, including Caitlyn Jenner. The Becoming Chaz star even stood up for the former Olympian after she was criticized that her transition was a publicity stunt.

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"It's a difficult thing and it's frustrating that people would think that somebody would do this for publicity, or for any other reason than because you have to do this," he shared with ET.

Oprah: Where Are They Now? airs Saturdays at 10 pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

To see what else Bono told ET, watch the video below.