Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia call it quits
December 20th, 2011
11:28 AM ET

Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia call it quits

Chaz Bono talked about his engagement to Jennifer Elia earlier this year on "Piers Morgan Tonight," but now the couple has announced that the engagement is off - and so is the relationship.

According to a statement from Bono's rep, the 42-year-old "Dancing With the Stars" contestant and his fiancee "leave this relationship with great love, respect and affection towards one another."

Bono posted a tweet Monday thanking fans for their concern about the split. "I'm doing fine," he assured everyone, adding that he and Elia "remain on good terms with nothing but respect and affection 4 each other."

The former couple's relationship previously played out for the cameras on the documentary "Becoming Chaz," which captured Bono's gender transition. In 2009 he said of Elia, who supported the decision, "She's been amazing. I feel really grateful to be going through this with a partner."


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  1. Jen's Friend

    Jen got together with Chaz because she like who he was as a person when they met over 10 years ago. Alot of things have changed since including he's personality he's stoped being the person she felt in love with. The mood changes he's going thru due to the hormones he's taking are finally took a toll on Jen. All the ladies will agree with me that even our monthly temporary PMS drives our partners crazy at times now imagine living with someone with this personality all the time on top of evrything else that's going on it's tuff my heart goes out to Jen but she's a strong girl she'll be fine

    December 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MalcmXcremnt

    Sooner or later she had to find out that Chaz is only a free-loading media pig. He/she wants to be considered a man. Well, here's some sound advice. Get a job. And get a life. Your own. Stop living in Cher's shadow, writing books about what a bad mom she was. And save your money for the real operation, an addadictomy...

    December 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. anna

    I think this individual is just so ugly I find it hard to think that any normal woman would find her/he attractive in any way.
    Sony must be turning in his grave.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. Meh

    I guess she prefers a naturally occurring penls

    December 21, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • justme

      No, what she prefers is a female, Chaz was female when they met. She decided to become a he and she supported it, but she said she still likes women so it was gonna be hard for her.

      December 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jeezeeees

    the freaks just keep rolling along.

    December 21, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tsgt Smako

    When you live your life as a freak show, there are always going to be people saying "Look at the freak." You cannot cover yourself with flies and dung and not expect to draw negative responses. People are people and they will act like people, especially the ones who call others names because they notice the freaks.
    Bottom line, if it can get pregnant, it isn't a man. Just like the pregnant man who ran over her fifteen minutes of fame, Chaz will run out also.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Ms Atheist

      Hey! Look at the freak! *points finger at Tsgt Smako*
      Some things never change.

      December 21, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JW -

    Lo Jenk – sorry, not funny, at all.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Marshall

    Let me get this straight:
    1. Chaz Bono (a woman) finds a lesbian woman who is attracted to women.
    2. Chaz Bono decides to turn into a man.
    3. Chaz Bono is surprised that her(his?) girlfriend isn't into dudes.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Good Point!

      I'm just as confused.....this generation keeps getter more strange by the minute – – I'm curious what role the media has had in this? Interesting that 20 years ago we did not have these freaks and people entrapped in the so-called wrong body. Weird! It's just simply strange.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ms Atheist

      @ Good Point: Yes, we did have them. They were deep in the closet, committed suicide, or lived deeply depressed lives because there was nowhere to turn and no one to talk to. Just like child abuse, which has always existed but was under wraps for so long, we are finally shining a light on things that, in the past, were considered shameful, humiliating, or simply not tolerated. Sadly, not much has changed in that last arena.

      December 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JW

    I bet a lot of people would put up with that to have a shot at Cher's money.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Evel Knievel

    What? Did Its girlfriend finally see that crime of a beard?

    December 20, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Crownman

    What the he@! was that!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. anne

    sick!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bonnie Marie

    imagine how cher feels. i bet sonny has rolled in his grave more then once

    December 20, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. LoJenk

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTtVMFqQ3Z4&w=640&h=390]

    December 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Snarky

    Am I the only one not liking this person earning "celebrity" status simply from having a s3x change?

    December 20, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ms Atheist

      "This person" was born famous. With parents like Sonny and Cher, there was no choice. You all are so idiotic in your judgment, bigotry and calling each other out. It feels like a flippin' playground fight around here.

      December 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snarky

      Lol yea because those two are still relevant right? Also, being famous for being someone else's offspring isn't exactly impressive either.

      December 22, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Cher

    Do you believe in life after love?

    December 20, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Hippykiller

    FREAKSHOW!!

    December 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  18. glenda

    Bono's girlfriend is gay. She likes women, not men. If she wanted a man, she had a ton to choose from. When Bono became a man, it was nothing but a turn off. If this woman is hitting the bottle, this is why. When she fell for Bono, Bono was a woman. Better to be a good looking gay woman, than an ugly man, and Bono as a man is ugly.

    December 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  19. black person

    Get your sore thumb out of your a– and get over it! You are ignorant and need counseling.

    December 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  20. just goes to prove...

    You're ignorant.

    They've been together since 1999, WELL before the change was initiated. Just because you are narrow minded doesn't mean the whole world is.

    December 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • @just goes to prove...

      What's really sad is that you know that. You need to get a life. Turn off the TV, shut down your computer and go outside. Better yet, go outside with some friends, if you have any. If you don't, make some. You really need help.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chazzy

      So if she wanted the change so badly why did she choose to look like John Candy?????

      December 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crownman

      Been together since 1999 huh? So then she shouldn't have any problem standing by her....uh man?

      December 20, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pokey

      @ just goes to prove – wow, judge much? Chaz has been all over the tabloids the past year. That fact could have been on the cover of any of the gossip rags. You are ignorant to assume that the poster has no life. I have never watched an episode of the Kardashians but it's hard not to know "something" about them because they are in the news 24/7. Why be a jerk?

      December 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • @just goes to prove...

      Jerk? That's priceless. You're just a ignorant as the moron that made the initial post.

      December 22, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  21. Sonny Bono

    There ain't no way, no way, you come from my loins. When I get home, I'm gonna punch your momma in the mouth.

    December 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Louie

    Jennifer is a lesbian and one day she woke up and her partner had parts that she doesn't care for. She didn't want a man from the beginning. Did Chaz ever think about that?

    December 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • UrMomsBox

      "Chaz" is still a woman. She still has her female genitalia below the waist and a XX chromosome arrangement. Jennifer got a boob job and publicity so it is all good.

      December 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Theresa Powell-Bivens

      That's exactly what she'd said in an article I read during the summer. She didn't want to be with a man. She was having problems with the personality changes that started happening after the male hormones hit Chaz's body.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  23. portalpunk

    Just goes to prove, women will do anything for money. hahahahhaha

    December 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      >>>Just goes to prove, women will do anything for money.

      They won't do YOU for all the money in the world.

      You pathetic looser.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Brett Favre

    Wow, she's hot. I should send her a text.

    December 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  25. ohbrother123

    Transgendered if Google is to be believed means that no change has been made below the waist. So they are both women. Chaz just chose to be more male looking with the help of hormones..............so this is big news why?

    December 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • justme

      Chaz is preparing his body for the transformation, he wants to be totally a man. Its the testroztone that drove the born girl crazy

      December 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. EL Guapo

    So that Jennifer chick just woke up from her drug induced schizophrenia?

    December 20, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  27. MadCityBabe

    I wonder if Chaz has any regrets about the change....going through something like this would have to his choice alone and not dependent upon a partner..............if that were the case, what a disaster this would be

    December 20, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • lynne

      If that had been the case then no doctor in the counry would have even considered beginning this process. Transgendered people go through years of hormone therapy and psychological analysis before they are given the operation. Technically, Chaz is still pre-op according to the media. There is no WAY any medical professional would be involved if this choice were coming from anyone other than Chaz.

      December 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Dick Trickle

    I just threw up in my mouth

    December 20, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Fortune Cookie

      You need to stop swallowing your vomit, that's worse than eating your boogers.

      You need help.

      December 20, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  29. plungie

    Same thing happened to Mr Garrison and Slave on SouthPark.

    December 20, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  30. plungie

    They called IT a HIM. LOL : )

    December 20, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Nev

      And I'm calling YOU an IDIOT ROFL! :-)

      December 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crownman

      Your absolutely right. Chaz is still technically a woman, at least from the waist down but let's keep the PC media machine rolling and call her what she isn't, sure thing! For those that disagree get over it...

      December 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lill lou

      Ha ha ha ha a he!

      December 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  31. SANTA IS

    FIRSTY !

    December 20, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |

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