The interviewer said to Cher: "You said a man is not a necessity, a man is luxury,” to which Cher responded: "Like dessert, yeah. A man is absolutely not a necessity.” When the interviewer then asked whether she "meant that to sound mean and bitter," the singer said: "Not at all. I adore dessert. I love men. I think men are the coolest, but you don't really need them to live. My mom said to me, 'You know, sweetheart, you should settle down and marry a rich man.' I said, 'Mom, I am a rich man.'"