Chastity Bono was staying at friend Tom Cruise's home when she called her mother Cher to confess that she was gay. Bono revealed it took a long time to work up the courage to make the fateful call, only to get a furious reaction from her superstar mother. The singer was livid about receiving the news over the phone and ordered her daughter to leave Cruise's New York apartment immediately - before hanging up on her. Bono says, "Mom did not comfort me with kisses and cuddles because it was not the family way. "Instead she sent me to a therapist."