Cher, often hailed as the “Goddess of Pop,” caused a stir in November 2022 when she confirmed her relationship with Alexander “AE” Edwards, a music executive who happens to be 40 years her junior. Their romance began to make headlines after they were spotted holding hands during a night out in Los Angeles. Cher shared that their paths first crossed at a Paris Fashion Week event in September 2022. Despite Cher’s previous reservations about dating younger men, she expressed that being with Edwards brings her immense joy and laughter.
Cher’s romantic history includes relationships with men considerably younger than her, including Val Kilmer, Tom Cruise, Rob Camilletti, Richie Sambora, and Ron Zimmerman. She has also been married twice, first to Sonny Bono from 1964 to 1975, and then to Gregg Allman from 1975 to 1979. Addressing the age gap between her and Edwards in a 2023 interview, Cher humorously mentioned that sometimes their conversations involve references that he doesn’t quite grasp, given the generational difference. Despite this, she emphasized their strong connection and mutual understanding.
As for Alexander “AE” Edwards, he is a prominent figure in the music industry, working as a music executive for Sony Music Publishing. He is closely associated with rapper Tyga and serves as the president of Tyga’s music label, Last Kings Records. Edwards has also held the position of vice president of artists and repertoire (A&R) for Def Jam Recordings under the Universal Music Group. In this role, he played a pivotal role in discovering and nurturing emerging talents.
Beyond his music career, Edwards expressed an interest in acting, aspiring to take on roles that may be distant from his personal experiences, yet resonate with everyday people. Prior to his relationship with Cher, Edwards was in a long-term partnership with model and rapper Amber Rose, with whom he shares a son, Slash Electric Alexander Edwards.
Despite Edwards’ earlier statements about his non-monogamous inclinations, sources have indicated that he and Cher are in a committed and serious relationship. While there were rumors of an engagement after Cher posted a photo of a ring from Edwards, these were later denied, with the ring being described as a thoughtful gift. Cher, known for her unapologetic and independent spirit, appears unfazed by public speculation about their relationship.
Reflecting on her unexpected romance and finding love in her 70s, Cher shared that it’s never too late for love, even if statistics might suggest otherwise. She emphasized that regardless of the duration, the time they’ve spent together has been immensely valuable and enjoyable.