Diana & Cher Ended Their Very Close Friendship Over A Man Many Can’t Believe They Even Wanted

Posted On : February 5, 2018

Back in the day, iconic music legends, Diana Ross and Cher, were the best of friends. They had developed a sister-like bond and Cher even asked her then boyfriend to take Diana to pick out her Christmas gift, because she trusted Diana that much and knew Diana would know exactly what she’d like. Their friendship reportedly came to a screeching halt eventually though, due to a move that Diana and Cher’s man decided to make, which caused the two divas to fall out for good.

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AUGUST 9, 1975: Diana Ross and Cher attend the Rock Music Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on August 9, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

So whose this mystery man that Diana and Cher had beef over? That would be none other than Gene Simmons of the rock group, KISS. Now, we know what some of y’all may be thinking and nah family, that was not a typo, both of those beautiful, talented women looooved them some Gene Simmons- the dude with the long tongue and face paint. In fact, Gene was Cher’s man first and that’s where the problem came in between the trio.

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Musician Gene Simmons of KISS performs onstage during the 23rd Annual Race To Erase MS Gala. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for Race To Erase MS)

In a prior interview with Irish Mirror, Simmons spilled the beans about how ‘the boss’ Ms. Ross stole his heart right from under Cher’s nose. Diana and Gene ended up dating for two years (1980-1983) as a result. See what else Gene revealed about their love triangle below:

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Gene Simmons speaks during ‘The Children Matter’, an exclusive charity event benefiting MATTER & The Starkey Hearing Foundation presented by Bridgehampton Benefit at Southampton Arts Center on July 29, 2017 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images for MATTER)

Gene Simmons: “Diana Ross kept me on my toes and I ended up having a relationship with her for two years. I loved that she was such a strong woman who was confident in her own skin. That’s the most seductive thing. If a man thinks a woman can live without them, that’s it. Initially, Cher and I had a relationship and we lived together in Malibu.

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Gene Simmons and Diana Ross dancing at Regine’s gala. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

One Christmas I asked her what I should buy her and she said, “Call my friend Diana Ross , she will tell you exactly what I like as she is my best friend”. So I called Diana up and we went shopping. Then our feelings for each other developed very fast and we started a relationship together. I guess thereafter Cher and Diana never spoke.”

Well, they say that in the entertainment world, the pickings are slim when it comes to finding a compatible boo-thang. Although Diana reportedly did her homegirl, Cher, dirty, I guess Gene Simmons must’ve turned Ms. Ross “upside down” and “round and round.”

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