Cher and Boyfriend Alexander Edwards Head From Monaco to St. Tropez

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Cher’s relationship with Alexander “AE” Edwards heated back up on Dec. 25, 2022, when the music icon shared a photo on Twitter of a giant pear-shaped diamond ring held by Edwards, displaying the jewelry box and his flame manicure design.

“THERE R NO WORDS,” Cher wrote in the caption, adding, “ALEXANDER, A.E.”

It seemed like an engagement was being strongly implied, but a few hours later, Cher posted the pic again, saying coyly that she posted it “cause his nails are so cool.”

In May 2023, TMZ reported that the couple broke up weeks before, after six months of dating, and were never even engaged. Then, in mid-September 2023, they were reported to be exploring their relationship again.

Given all that history, here’s what is known about Edwards.

Who is Alexander “AE” Edwards?

Edwards is the VP of A&R at Def Jam Records, and is known for his relationship with model and reality star Amber Rose. He and Rose got together in 2018, and had a son in 2019, who they named Slash Electric Alexander Edwards. The pair broke up in 2021.

What is his current relationship status with Cher?

Us Weekly reported on Sept. 18, 2023 that they were exploring reconciliation. “They had stayed in communication even though they called things off a few months ago,” the source said. “They’ve reached a point where they want to give things a second try. They’re not officially back together yet, but they’re enjoying spending time together again and they make each other happy.” The pair was photographed out together days before, on September 15.

Then, during Paris Fashion Week, they made several appearances out together in the city. On Friday, September 28, they arrived at Hotel Costes together in coordinated ensembles. Cher was wearing a black leather jacket over a matching satin dress, while Edwards sported a black tuxedo jacket over a white button-down. Both had platinum blonde hair. That same day, the pair was photographed at the Givenchy show, again coordinated in black ensembles.

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On Sunday, October 1, they were seen arriving together at the Valentino show.

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On Jan. 6, 2024, Cher seemed to tell her followers on X, formerly known as Twitter, that she and Edwards were going strong in the new year. She posted a photo of her sitting on his lap. In the picture, she smiles down warmly at him, gently touching his chin.

“Love is love,” she wrote in the caption.

In March, the two were back in Paris again, enjoying fashion shows together.

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They then headed to Los Angeles at the end of the month and attended the 3rd annual Attorney Ben Crump EJN Awards on Friday, March 28. Cher wore a jeweled tweed coat; Edwards wore an oversized black suit over a white satin button-down.

On April 6, we saw our first couple sighting of the month. The couple jetted to Milan for Dolce & Gabbana’s 40th anniversary party. Cher wore a black and white fur coat with shredded black pants. Edwards wore a black suit.

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How long were Cher and Edwards together?

Cher started tweeting about Edwards in November 2022, sharing heart emojis and pics of him to her fans. They were spotted holding hands in Los Angeles that same month. The 77-year-old singer and 37-year-old artist apparently met in September 2022 at Paris Fashion Week.

How did their romance start?

Cher said in a tweet that Edwards approached her.

“He’s 36 & In End He Came after me,Till we met in the middle.He’s Consistent one,I’m The Skittish one. We love each other…. LADIES NEVER GIVE UP,” she wrote.

Later, she discussed their relationship on The Kelly Clarkson Show, addressing the age gap.

“On paper it’s kind of ridiculous but in real life we get along great,” she said. “He’s fabulous, and I don’t give men qualities that they don’t deserve. But he’s very kind, he’s very smart. He’s very talented and he’s really funny so, and I think he’s quite handsome.”

She added, “If I hadn’t met younger men in my life I would’ve never had a date...older men just didn’t like me all that much....Younger men don’t care if you’re, you know, funny or outrageous and want to do stupid things and you have a strong personality. I’m not giving up my personality for anybody.”

When and why did Edwards and Cher first break up?

Sources close to the couple told TMZ on May 1, 2023 that Cher and Edwards quietly broke up weeks before. The exact reason wasn’t disclosed, but the report revealed they were never actually engaged. Edwards had just gotten Cher a diamond ring for the holidays, and they went along with engagement speculation for fun.

Has Cher been married before?

The Moonstruck star was married to the late Sonny Bono from 1964 to 1975, and then to Gregg Allman from 1975 to 1979.

They enjoyed St. Tropez together in May 2024.

After a stay in Monaco, the couple took a helicopter to St. Tropez in late May. The pair were seen walking hand-in-hand at the seaside town on their way to Club 55 for lunch. Cher was wearing a black-and-white ensemble while Edwards was in all-black, including a leather jacket and bandana. They were both wearing sunglasses in the bright beach sun.

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