Cher responds to criticism over relationship with 36-year-old Alexander Edwards

Cher arrives for the 2022 Council of Fashion Designers of America Inc. (CFDA) Fashion Awards at Cipriani South Street in the Manhattan borough of New York, on Nov. 7, 2022. Image: AFP Andrea Renault

Cher has spoken up on criticisms over her relationship with 36-year-old music producer Alexander “AE” Edwards, who is 40 years younger than she is.

The 76-year-old “Believe” singer revealed her new relationship by showing a photo of Edwards, accompanied by his name and a heart emoji, via her Twitter page last Sunday, Nov. 6. Edwards is an artist under rapper Tyga’s independent label Last Kings Records.

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When asked by a fan if Edwards is her “new man,” Cher replied with a smiling face with hearts emoji. She also mentioned that he treats her “like a [queen].”

Alexander♥️ pic.twitter.com/o8tH1F0Th6

— Cher (@cher) November 6, 2022

While many fans were supportive of Cher’s relationship with Edwards, some criticized it and were “suspicious” of the music producer’s “intentions” with the pop star.

“As we all know… I wasn’t born yesterday [and] 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,” she replied to a fan on Twitter last Sunday.

Cher also stressed she does not “give a f*ck what anyone thinks” about her relationship.

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

— Cher (@cher) November 6, 2022

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Haven’t You Got Anything Else 2 Do⁉️Let Me Explain…I DONT GIVE A✈️FK WHAT ANYONE THINKS

— Cher (@cher) November 6, 2022

Cher then stressed in a Twitter post yesterday that she does not intend to “defend” the age difference between herself and her boyfriend.

“I’m not defending us. Haters are gonna hate… [Doesn’t] matter that we’re happy [and] not bothering anyone,” she said.

I’m Not Defending us.Haters are Gonna Hate…Doesn’ MatterThat we’re Happy & NotBothering Anyone

— Cher (@cher) November 6, 2022