Cher suffers from dyslexia. She realized she had a problem when she was 16 years old, and she dropped out of school two weeks into her junior year. She was 30 years old when doctors finally diagnosed her with dyslexia.
Cher's parents divorced while she was still a kid. In addition to being in foster care due to poverty, she also had to endure teachers telling her that she was not realizing her potential, when in reality, she was struggling to maintain the grades she was getting.
After Cher quit school, her mother paid for her to attend acting classes in Los Angeles. During this period, she met Sonny Bono, and their collaboration resulted in multiple hit records until their split in 1975. She then launched a solo career and has received an Academy Award, a GRAMMY, an Emmy and three Golden Globe awards.