It’s not everyday that an ionic A-lister loops you into their online chats, but as one Dublin woman now knows, it can indeed happen.
Yes, when well-known illustrator Holly Shortall innocuously said she was “seething with jealousy” during a light-hearted online interaction in which none-other than Cher was tagged – she found herself at the receiving end of the singer’s notoriously bonkers wit.
“My initial reaction was 'OMG Cher tweeted me' like there are very few people as iconic as Cher so I was so excited!” Holly exclusively explained to SHEmazing! this evening.
“Then I read it about 54 times trying to figure out what it all meant.”
Holly added of her idol: “She's gas, her tweets make absolutely no sense.”
— El Chico Del Apt 512 (@Rowlegendary) July 21, 2015
@HollyShortall Jealousy is a GIFT BITCH That Just Keeps On Giving Weird Thing..You're Not hurting Any1,But YOU,Cause ur Hiding Your SHAME
— Cher (@cher) July 22, 2015
Describing herself as a bit of a Cher super-fan, Ms Shortall went on to explain that she remains “obsessed with the movie Mermaids” [the 1990 comedy staring the singer].
In fact, as a child Holly even wished the 69-year-old Californian “was my real mom”.
Her run-in with celebrity royalty began yesterday when the equally Cher-obsessed @Rowlegendary posted a picture of a quirky coffee table embellished with the star's most prolific tweets.
"I got a coffee table of @Cher's best tweets as a gift. I don't see how my birthday can get any better," he wrote.
When Holly spotted the message, she quickly responded with a tongue-in-cheek: “I don't know but I am seething with jealousy.”
Step forward Cher herself, who in response went for the weird and wonderful: “Jealousy is a GIFT BITCH. That Just Keeps On Giving. Weird Thing..You're Not hurting Any1, But YOU, Cause ur Hiding Your SHAME.”
Brilliantly confusing, we say.
Still, the 26-year-old Dubliner, who counts the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kelly Osborne among the fans of her artwork, certainly hasn’t let the incident get her down.
In fact, she’s been taking it all in her stride – especially when Cher tweeted at Ms Shortall AGAIN to clarify that she wasn't calling her a b**ch, but jealousy itself.
“I love having a laugh and taking the mick out of myself so I won't lie, it's been fun,” Holly also told SHEmazing!
But sadly, she doesn’t think Cher will be in touch in the future.
“She’ll probably have long forgotten about me and have a new victim in her sights already!” she laughed.
'Jealousy is a gift bitches' Night night pic.twitter.com/Zcmw6WOO4a
— Holly Shortall (@HollyShortall) July 22, 2015