Sonny Bono and Cher's daughter Chastity Bono is currently in the process of undergoing gender reassignment surgery to become a male.
She reportedly began the transition shortly after her 40th birthday earlier this year, reports TMZ.
"Yes, it's true -- Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," confirmed Bono's publicist, Howard Bragman.
"He is proud of his decision and grateful for the support and respect that has already been shown by his loved ones. It is Chaz's hope that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue, just as his 'coming out' did nearly 20 years ago.
"We ask that the media respect Chaz's privacy during this long process as he will not be doing any interviews at this time."
Gender reassignment surgery is obviously a life changing experience, so
we certainly wish her the best during this time.