Cher has been an icon for the majority of her life thanks to her amazing talents as an actress and singer. As a member of the musical duo Sonny & Cher, Cher skyrocketed to pop stardom in the late 1960s and went on to achieve great success in the years following. She has struggled with heartache and hard times throughout her life but has always been a beacon of positivity and happiness for many people all over the world.
With plenty of drive and ambition, Cher worked hard at perfecting her skills as an entertainer. Her bold personality helped her meet influential people along the way, but it was ultimately her own talent that made her the star she still is today.
Cher’s powerful and unique voice helped her stand out against other singers. The performer has since become the Goddess of Pop for being a pinnacle figure in the male-dominated entertainment industry. With a career spanning nearly six decades, it’s no surprise that this talented woman has received a plethora of awards and praise for her incredible work.
While the star’s personal life was a big part of her rise to stardom after she and Bono became well-known for their show, and by extension, their marriage, Cher’s love life became much more under the radar following their split in 1975.
Following a second marriage and a slew of famous boyfriends, love found Cher once more when she went public with a beau more than half her age in November 2022. Music producer Alexander Edwards and Cher met at Paris Fashion Week in October 2022 but it seems their age difference — despite being criticized by the public — is not something the songstress thinks about. Read on to learn more about Cher’s current partner.
Cher, 76, first confirmed her relationship with Edwards, 36, via her own social media account. Posting to Twitter in November 2022, the star shared a photo of Alexander, captioned simply with a love heart emoji.
Naturally, this got people talking, as they became aware of Edwards’ age and the massive age difference between him and Cher — a whopping 40 years! However, the songstress vehemently defended their union with a series of replies on the social media platform.
In the series of tweets, she confirmed that the couple met at Paris Fashion Week, as well as the fact he had been treating her very well. One fan wrote, “He better be treating you like the queen you are!” to which Cher replied, “LIKE A 👑”
Another follower asked if Cher’s longtime best friend Paulette Howell had met Edwards yet, to which Cher replied, “No … Everyone in my family has,” seemingly confirming the relationship is getting serious already.
Despite many of her fans’ approval that if Cher is happy, they’re happy, others weren’t so kind and expressed their uncertainty about a relationship with such a big age gap. But Cher didn’t seem bothered, as she spoke directly to the naysayers:
“I’m Not Defending us. Haters are Gonna Hate … Doesn’ Matter That we’re Happy & Not Bothering Anyone”
She went even further and addressed the fact that many people were skeptical of Edwards and what he might gain from their relationship. She explained:
“As we All Know … I WASNT BORN YESTERDAY, & What I Know For Sure …There Are No Guarantees. Anytime you make a Choice You Take a Chance. I’ve Always Taken Chances … It’s WHO I Am”
Cher summed up how she feels about their age difference when she wrote:
“Love doesn’t know math.”
However, it seems that some of her fans’ concerns aren’t totally unfounded, considering Edwards’ past. The music producer is the Vice President of the Artists and Repertoire department at Def Jam Records, which works with artists like Rihanna, Justin Bieber and more. However, he’s best known for his previous relationship with Amber Rose, who is Kanye West’s ex, and Edwards and Rose even share a son, Slash Electric Alexander Edwards, 3.
But it seems that Edwards proved to be an unfaithful partner to Rose. In August 2022, the model accused her ex of cheating on her with 12 different women. What’s more, Edwards admitted the charges himself.
Amber wrote on her Instagram:
“I’m tired of getting cheated on and being embarrassed behind the scenes. All 12 of y’all bums (the ones that I know of there’s probably more) can have him. Y’all very much knew he was in a relationship with a baby and y’all decided to f*** him anyway. I saw all the texts and DM’s. Y’all were well aware but y’all don’t owe me any loyalty so it’s whatever.”
Edwards spoke up following the accusations and said while he knew he “could stop” cheating for an extended period of a “solid six months and just really like, deprive myself of my true nature for as long as I can take it,” he added, “I don’t want to live like that.”
Despite his checkered past, Cher doesn’t seem worried, as she said:
“I’m in love, not blinded by it.”
What are your thoughts on Cher’s toy-boy lover Alexander Edwards? What do you think of their 40-year age gap? Let us know, then pass this on to any Cher fans you know so they can weigh in too!