Cher's visit to Auckland ice cream shop leaves staff starstruck

Publish Date
Monday, 24 September 2018, 8:54AM
Photo / NZH

Photo / NZH

American singer and actress Cher has had a real taste of Auckland during her Here We Go Again tour - enjoying a sweeter moment at Giapo.

The 72-year-old sampled the Chocolate Evolution Cone gelato at the Gore St store after one of her Auckland shows.

Giapo co-owner Annarosa Petrucci said the staff were wowed by her appearance, as Cher was one of the biggest international stars to have visited the store.

"She was a sweetheart, she was so kind with the staff and with the customers," Petrucci said.

"She took time to take photos with all our staff."

The pop icon tried to tip $100 but the store politely declined, Petrucci said.

Cher's two shows, last Friday and Saturday, were hugely anticipated by fans as the superstar last visited New Zealand in 2005.

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Held at the Spark Arena, Cher performed some of her most iconic hits including If I Could Turn Back Time and I Got You Babe.

Each 90-minute show was packed with songs that concert-goers could sing along to, including hits from Abba.

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is reproduced here with permission.