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Cher is showing it off — and showing off her love life — this holiday season.
On Christmas Day, the pop icon, 76, shared a photo of a dazzling diamond engagement-like ring on Twitter and stated that it was a gift from her boyfriend, Alexander “AE” Edwards.
“THERE ARE NO WORDS” she wrote in the caption.
The photo quickly caused a stir on social media about the couple’s engagement status, causing Cher to repost the photo just a few hours later, explaining, “I posted this because her nails look so good.”
The Grammy winner and music executive, 36, started making headlines when they were photographed holding hands Nov. 2 in Los Angeles and were spotted in all-black suits outside Los Angeles hotspots earlier that week.
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Following the outing, Cher was quick to confirm that the two are in a relationship and defended their 40-year age difference, writing in a now-deleted Twitter post, “LOVE DOESN’T KNOW MATH, SEE ❤️ ❤️ “.
He went on to refer to a lesson he learned from Sogyal Rinpoche, the late Tibetan Buddhist teacher and best-selling author who died in 2019, adding, “Rinpoche told me, ‘Some people meet, others to recognize.”
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Edwards is no stranger to dating in the spotlight, having dated Amber Rose for three years before their relationship ended in August 2021 because Rose accused Edwards of cheating on her with at least 12 different people.
Before Edwards, Cher married Sonny Bono from 1964 to 1975 and Gregg Allman from 1975 to 1979. In the 1980s, she dated several men who were decades her junior, including Val Kilmer, Tom Cruise and Rob Camilletti.
He explained his reasoning behind dating younger men in an appearance on the Kelly Clarkson show in early December, telling the host she’d “never get a date” if she stuck to the older boys.
“Older men didn’t like me that much,” Cher said. “See what I mean? I’ve had a couple of boyfriends who were around my age, but for some reason they didn’t like me. And maybe younger men don’t care if you’re funny or outrageous and want to do silly things, and you have a strong personality. I don’t give up my personality for anyone, okay?”