Cher says she
dated Tom Cruise when he was just a ''shy boy.''
singer-actress discussed the relationship on an episode of
The Oprah Winfrey Show taped Saturday in Las
Vegas before a crowd of 4,000 people, according to Harpo
which also features Tina Turner, will air May 8.
Winfrey plans to
feature Cruise during episodes airing Friday and Monday.
She told Cher that when she was at Cruise's Colorado home
recently, the actor stressed that Winfrey should say
hello to Cher for him.
''So how much of
a date was that?'' Winfrey asked, according to advance
remarks released Wednesday by Harpo Productions.
''Oh, that was a
long date,'' Cher said. ''Really. I lived in his
Cher is now 61,
''He was so
wonderful. And I was so crazy about him,'' said Cher, an
Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winner who has released 25 albums
that have sold more than 100 million copies. ''And he
was so, like, different. He was a shy boy. He didn't
have any money.''
It was unclear
from the remarks released by Harpo exactly when the
relationship took place.
But in a similar
interview in February to Entertainment Tonight, Cher
indicated it was after Cruise made Risky
Business, in 1983, but before The Color of
Money, in 1986. She also talked about the
relationship in February on Good Morning