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Video: Chaz Bono proposes to girlfriend

Video: Chaz Bono proposes to girlfriend

Since his appearance on Dancing with the Stars in the US, Chaz Bono has had widespread support, but no one supported him more than his girlfriend, Jennifer Elia.

Now Chaz, the son of Cher, has popped the question to Jennifer on his Emmy-nominated documentary Becoming Chaz, which highlighted Bono’s transition from female to male.

Bono, 42, proposed with an engagement ring in Seattle while filming the one-hour special on his TV show.

“It’s gorgeous. Thank you so much,” Jennifer says of the sparkler. “It’s stunning. It’s huge.”

The show documents the pair and their relationship including the backlash Bono faced from some for being the first transgender contestant to compete on Dancing with the Stars.

“People feel so angry that Chaz is entering their television,” a tearful Elia said on the show.

“People who make change get shot, and I don’t think that’s worth it. This is insane. It’s not worth doing a show if you’re going to get shot.”

Watch the video of Chaz proposing in the video player above.

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