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Chastity Becomes Chaz Bono -- A Look Back Through The Years

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Sep. 8 2011, Updated 7:23 a.m. ET

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Chastity Becomes Chaz Bono -- A Look Back Through The Years

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1. Chaz Bono is taped by documentary film makers as he arrives to the Santa Monica Courthouse to formally ask a judge to change his name and gender following his 2009 sex change surgery, on May 6, 2010 in Santa Monica, California. Chaz, born to Sonny and Cher Bono in 1969, and named Chastity Sun Bono, wants to be known as Chaz Salvatore.

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Chaz Bono is taped by documentary film makers as he arrives to the Santa Monica Courthouse to formally ask a judge to change his name and gender following his 2009 sex change surgery, on May 6, 2010 in Santa Monica, California. Chaz, born to Sonny and Cher Bono in 1969, and named Chastity Sun Bono, wants to be known as Chaz Salvatore.

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2. Chastity Bono and mom, Cher on February 2, 1983.

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Chastity Bono and mom, Cher on February 2, 1983.

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3. Cher and daughter Chastity Bono attend the 9th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California on April 19, 1998.

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Cher and daughter Chastity Bono attend the 9th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California on April 19, 1998.

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4. Sonny Bono and Cher with their daughter Chastity Bono in the 1970's.

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Sonny Bono and Cher with their daughter Chastity Bono in the 1970's.

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5. Cher and daughter Chastity celebrate her birthday in the 1970's.

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Cher and daughter Chastity celebrate her birthday in the 1970's.

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6. A young Chastity Bono accompanied by her superstar Mom, Cher, in the 1970's.

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A young Chastity Bono accompanied by her superstar Mom, Cher, in the 1970's.

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7. Presenter Chastity Bono arrives at the Outfest 2005 Awards Night on July 17, 2005 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California.

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Presenter Chastity Bono arrives at the Outfest 2005 Awards Night on July 17, 2005 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California.

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8. Cher, the former wife of Sonny Bono, and their daughter Chastity mourn as Bono's casket is placed inside the hearse for the trip to the cemetery following services at the Saint Theresa Catholic Church on January 9, 1998 in Palm Springs, California. Chstity's dad, Sonny Bono died after hitting a tree while skiing at Lake Tahoe on January 5, 1998.

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Cher, the former wife of Sonny Bono, and their daughter Chastity mourn as Bono's casket is placed inside the hearse for the trip to the cemetery following services at the Saint Theresa Catholic Church on January 9, 1998 in Palm Springs, California. Chstity's dad, Sonny Bono died after hitting a tree while skiing at Lake Tahoe on January 5, 1998.

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9. Republican Congressman (and Father) Sonny Bono poses with his daughter, Chastity Bono in 1993.

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Republican Congressman (and Father) Sonny Bono poses with his daughter, Chastity Bono in 1993.

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10. Proud parents and singing duo, Sonny and Cher smiling and holding their infant daughter Chastity at Zsa Zsa Gabor's opening at 'The Flamingo,' Las Vegas, Nevada in 1970.

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Proud parents and singing duo, Sonny and Cher smiling and holding their infant daughter Chastity at Zsa Zsa Gabor's opening at 'The Flamingo,' Las Vegas, Nevada in 1970.

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11. Chastity Bono appears in costume in a skit on an episode of her parent's TV show, 'The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour,' October 4, 1973. She is dressed as a stereotypical hobo, in an oversize coat, a broken hat, and sporting a fake beard.

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Chastity Bono appears in costume in a skit on an episode of her parent's TV show, 'The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour,' October 4, 1973. She is dressed as a stereotypical hobo, in an oversize coat, a broken hat, and sporting a fake beard.

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12. On August 29, 2011, Chaz was revealed to be in the Season 13 Lineup for ABC's "Dancing With The Stars!" His partner will be Lacey Schwimmer, who is back for her 5th season.

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On August 29, 2011, Chaz was revealed to be in the Season 13 Lineup for ABC's "Dancing With The Stars!" His partner will be Lacey Schwimmer, who is back for her 5th season.

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13. Cher, her daughter Chastity Bono and son Elijah Blue Allman pose for a photo session in June 1981 in Los Angeles, California.

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Cher, her daughter Chastity Bono and son Elijah Blue Allman pose for a photo session in June 1981 in Los Angeles, California.

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14. Sonny Bono and Daughter Chastity on May 1, 1982.

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Sonny Bono and Daughter Chastity on May 1, 1982.

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15. Chaz Bono and Cher at the Screen Gems Los Angeles Premiere of 'Burlesque' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 15, 2010 in Hollywood, California.

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Chaz Bono and Cher at the Screen Gems Los Angeles Premiere of 'Burlesque' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 15, 2010 in Hollywood, California.

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