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Cher: Sonny's ghost plays tricks on me

Rob Kim / Today
Singer Cher says her ex-husband Sonny Bono's ghost plays tricks on her.

Cher was divorced from Sonny Bono way back in 1975, and he passed away in 1998. But the singer and actress says she still feels like she's being punked by her ex-husband.

In an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit.com, Cher was asked if she was afraid of ghosts. "I love ghosts," the singer posted. "I actually think that Sonny makes a light go on. I have a beautiful chandelier that he makes the light go on when it is impossible, there is no power on. I love ghosts, I prefer ghosts to some people."

Cher also shared the tale of the time she and fellow actress Meryl Streep saved a young waitress from being mugged.

"We walked around the corner, there was this huge guy ripping this girl's clothes and trying to get her purse," she related. "Meryl just took off and (started) yelling (and) running towards them. Then I did too. The guy got frightened and started running towards US!" Cher said that once the woman had a moment to recover from the attack, she started screaming, "Oh my God, I was just saved by Meryl Streep and Cher!"

And speaking of celebrity pals, Cher used her Reddit appearance to set the record straight on The Material Girl, Madonna. "I never hated her," she told a reader. "I just thought she was a (expletive). Actually I quite respect her. ...Actually I think Madge might be one of the most amazing artists I've known."

Cher answered a lot of questions in her online session, but she also shared the one query she hopes never to be asked again, one based on one of her most famous songs. "The question I'm asked most is, 'Do I believe in life after love?'" she said. "And if no one ever asks me that again, I'd be a happy camper."