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Cher Confirms 40-Year Age Gap Relationship: "Love Doesn't Know Math"

The singer shared details about her 36-year-old boyfriend in a series of tweets.

Don't worry about following any gossip about Cher's love life—she'll tell you all about it herself. The star has a new boyfriend, as she recently confirmed in a series of social media posts. Fans asked the iconic singer questions about her dating life, and she shared who her boyfriend is, where they met, whether he's met her family, and how he treats her. She also responded to comments about their 40-year-age gap: Cher is 76, while her new partner is 36.

Read on to see what Cher had to say about her relationship and to learn more about her guy.

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Cher is dating Alexander Edwards.

Alexander Edwards and Amber Rose at the Def Jam Recordings BETX celebration in 2019
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Cher's new boyfriend is Alexander "A.E." Edwards. According to Harper's Bazaar Australia, he is vice president of A&R at Def Jam Recordings. People reports that he is signed to rapper Tyga's music label, Last Kings Records, as an artist.

Edwards previously made headlines for his relationship with model Amber Rose. The two share a son, Slash Electric Alexander Edwards, who was born in 2019. Last year, Rose publicly said that Edwards cheated on her with multiple women, which he then admitted to, as reported by E! News.

Cher confirmed the relationship and defended their age gap.

On Nov. 3, TMZ shared photos of Cher and Edwards holding hands outside of a Los Angeles restaurant. The website reported that after the pair had dinner with Tyga, and then the three of them headed to another spot. In one of the shots, Edwards is kissing Cher's hand in a car.

The following day, a fan tweeted to Cher, "Someone's got a new boyfriendddd," and Cher wrote back, "YESSSSS."

Some followers pointed out Cher and Edwards' age gap, with two fans writing, "Yess, 40 year age difference. Only Cher I love it!" and "He's 36 right? Well done!!!" Cher responded, "LOVE DOESNT KNOW MATH, IT SEES [heart emojis]. RINPOCHE TOLD ME 'SOME PPL MEET, OTHERS RECOGNIZE'"

She answered more fan questions about her relationship.

Cher and Alexander Edwards in Los Angeles on Nov. 2, 2022
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On Nov. 6, Cher posted a photo of Edwards and wrote "Alexander" with a heart emoji. Commenting on the post, a fan asked if they met at Paris Fashion Week, and Cher said, "Yes." During the most recent Paris Fashion Week in September, Cher walked the runaway at the Balmain show.

In response to another tweet, Cher said that "everyone" in her family has met Edwards.

One fan wrote, "He better be treating you like the queen you are!" Cher confirmed and wrote, "LIKE A [crown emoji]."

Some fans expressed concern on her behalf.

Cher and Alexander Edwards in Los Angeles on Nov. 2, 2022
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Some followers expressed concern about Cher dating Edwards, considering that he has publicly admitted to cheating in a past relationship.

One wrote, "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 responded to the tweet, "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"

In another tweet, the "Believe" singer said, "I'm Not Defending us. Haters are Gonna Hate…Doesn'[t] Matter That we're Happy & Not Bothering Anyone."

Cher has talked about preferring younger men.

Cher at the UK premiere of "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" in 2018
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In 2021, Cher spoke to People about dating actor Val Kilmer, who is 14 years her junior, in the '80s. She explained that she felt she had to date younger men because they weren't as intimidated by her as men closer to her age.

"He was so young. Was he 22? What was I? I don't know. Thirty something," Cher said. "It was a bigger deal back then. The truth was if I hadn't gone out with younger men, I would have never had a date. Younger men weren't intimidated by older women. But older men in my age category, they weren't having it."

Lia Beck
Lia Beck is a writer living in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to Best Life, she has written for Refinery29, Bustle, Hello Giggles, InStyle, and more. Read more
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