Cher, 76, Claps Back At Critics Over 40-Year Age Gap With New Man

Taylor Sakellis
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Cher has no time for people trying to criticize her relationship, and why should she? Hollywood is filled with age-gap relationships, and 90% of the time it's older men with much younger women. So why should Cher, of all people, have to defend her relationship with a GROWN MAN?

Well, she doesn't, but she did try to simmer the trolls recently and I'm just here as a backup.

Cher is a one-name wonder that instantly draws fabulosity to mind.

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In addition to her iconic fashion statements, jet-black hair, and rock-hard torso, Cher has dominated both the music and movie industry over her glittering 6-decade long career.

As fans of the "Believe" singer know, Cher has been married twice.

The first time was to Sonny Bono (of course) when she was just 18 years old in 1964, and the second time was to Greg Allman in 1975.

After divorcing Greg in 1979, the Goddess of Pop has remained unwed.

In fact, much of Cher's romantic life has been kept on the down low until recently.

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It's been rumored that the 76-year-old was dating music producer Alexander “AE” Edwards’ for a few days, but now it seems the news has been confirmed by Cher herself.

For those of you that don't know, AE, 36, is the ex-boyfriend of model Amber Rose. The two share a son together, Slash, 3.

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The pair started dating in 2018 but broke it off after three years when it was revealed that AE had been repeatedly unfaithful.

"I’m tired of getting cheated on and being embarrassed behind the scenes," the model wrote on her Instagram Stories back in August 2021.

“All 12 of y’all bums (The ones that I know of there’s probably more) can have him," she added at the time.

Now, a year and a bit after that breakup, it seems AE is ready for love again with Cher.

On Twitter, the singer shared that she had met the 36-year-old at Paris Fashion Week, although the duo didn’t spark dating rumors until stepping out for dinner together last Wednesday.

As for their 40-year age gap, Cher wrote in a since-deleted tweet “Love doesn’t know math, it sees,” as per Page Six.

Sharing a photo of her beau, Cher tweeted Alexander with a red heart emoji.

When asked by a fan if this was her new man, the singer replied with a smiling heart emoji. She also responded to a fan who asked if he treats her like a queen, to which she replied "LIKE A [crown emoji]" — which is a good sign!

However, one fan felt the need to express their uncertainty about the pair, tweeting "I'm not sure how I feel about this. I've been a fan for so long that I'm immediately suspicious of his intentions towards you. WE know you are fabulous and I'm sure your inner circle will continue to have your back. Want you to be happy, but not taken advantage of!!!"

Cher replied to the concerned fan saying "... Anytime you make a Choice You Take a Chance.I’ve Always Taken Chances…It’s WHO I Am."

As for the other fans who had concerns, Cher kept it real and made it clear she wasn't going to be taking any rude comments.

"Haters are Gonna Hate... Doesn't Matter That we're Happy & Not Bothering Anyone."

Honestly, as long as he treats her well, I'm happy for her!

Go go, girl!