Cher, 76, and Boyfriend, 37, Part Ways After Engagement Rumors

Benjamin Imiewanlan
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American singer Cherilyn "Cher" Sarkisian and her music executive boyfriend, Alexander "AE" Edwards, have ended their relationship after dating for over six months.

Source News

Cher and Alexander Edwards are seen on November 02, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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An insider close to the stars disclosed to TMZ that the 76-year-old singer and her 37-year-old beau ended their relationship "a couple weeks ago."

Who Ended It?

Cher arrives at the NBC's "Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter + Love" Birthday Special at Avalon Hollywood & Bardot on March 02, 2023 in Los Angeles, California
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The source didn't state who ended the relationship or why the split happened, but some other juicy details about their prior engagement were disclosed.

The Engagement Ring Saga

Alexander Edwards and Cher attend the Versace FW23 Show at Pacific Design Center on March 09, 2023 in West Hollywood, California
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In December, news of a possible engagement between the pair rocked the internet after Cher received a diamond ring worth $250,000 from her lover, AE.

Cher Wishes Her Mom Could See The Ring

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At the time, the Strong Enough singer tweeted that she wished she could show her late mother, Georgia Holt, the ring — she loved diamond rings.

Her Tweet

In her tweet about being unable to show her mom the diamond ring, she wrote, "Woke up Min ago,& 1st thing …B4 I Opened my eyes,I Thought…I Need 2 Run To Moms & Show Her my ring…" she Loves Diamonds." Before I realized it..I Had Little Tear,But Im sure this is natural."

Pseudo Engagement

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Sadly, TMZ's source also revealed the supposed November engagement between Cher and AE never happened, and the duo only decided to "play into the speculation."

Conversation With Paps

Alexander "AE" Edwards and Cher smiling at the camera
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Remember … back in January, the "Goddess of Pop" told Paps she and her lover were engaged. Now the truth is out— it was all fabricated!

Bonding With Cher's Sons

Alexander Edwards (AE) is seen on March 8, 2023 in Los Angeles, California
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Speaking with TMZ last month, AE told the outlet he was already bonding with Cher's sons Elijah Blue Allman and Chaz Bono—that's a wrap now.

No Comment

Cher getting her outfit worn by designers
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The I Got You Babe singer has not officially addressed any rumored split and false engagement on social media.

Red Carpet Debut

Cher giving Edwards a kiss on the cheek
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Meanwhile, in March 2023, Cher and Alexander Edwards hopped on their first Red Carpet moment together at the Versace fall fashion show — sharing a smooching moment.

How They Met

Cher and Alexander Edwards holding hands while coming out of a car
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America's If I Could Turn Back Time singer and her rapper boyfriend, AE, first met a little over seven months ago in September at Paris Fashion Week in 2022.

Holding Hands

Cher and Alexander Edwards are seen on November 02, 2022 in Los Angeles, California
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Cher and AE's relationship rumors first sparked in November 2022 when the pair were spotted holding hands during a date out in Los Angeles.

Critics Talking

The reviews are in!
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When news broke out about a possible romantic involvement between the pair, the duo received backlash from critics about their relationship.

Defending Her Relationship

One Cher fan on Twitter raised concerns about her new relationship with AE, saying she doesn't know how to feel about it.

Cher quickly defended her choice of man, tweeting, "Haven't You Got Anything Else 2 Do⁉️ Let Me Explain…I DONT GIVE A✈️FK WHAT ANYONE THINKS"

Love Doesn't Know Math

Cher at the premiere of "Sidney" held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on September 21, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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Last month while speaking with media outlets, the Believe singer admitted that her relationship with AE "looks strange on paper." But, in a lovely and cute way, the iconic singer added, "Love doesn't know math."

Edwards' Best Qualities

Back in November, one fan asked Cher the best qualities she sees in AE; she responded with, "He's Kind ,Smart, Hilarious…& We [kiss] Like Teenagers."

Time Of Split

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The exact time the cupid-struck lovebirds put a knife through their relationship remains unclear.

Previous Husbands

Cher attends the 2022 CFDA Awards at Casa Cipriani on November 07, 2022 in New York City.
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The legendary singer has also had her fair share in the marriage world. In 1964, she married Sonny Bono. After their split, she was married again in 1975 to Gregg Allman.

Cher's Deal With Younger Men

Cher and AE pictured sitting together
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Cher is known for her love of dating younger men. She has dated many celebrities, including Tom Cruise (when he was 23), Richie Sambora, Gene Simmons, Val Kilmer, and Warren Beatty.