Signing superstar Cher's relationship with the ex-boyfriend of Kevyn Aucion has created friction within the family of the late celebrity make-up guru.

The BELIEVE star has reportedly been helping out JEREMY ANTUNE following Aucion's death in 2002, by paying his bills and even sending him for adult education lessons.

Cher's representative has confirmed to the PAGESIX website, "This sounds like something Cher would do."

However, Aucion's family have dubbed Antune an "opportunist", and note, although Cher claimed to be Kevyn's best friend, she "never came to see him when he was dying and didn't go to his funeral".

18/05/2004 17:09