“Belief” is an interesting concept: It’s trusting that something exists, even if its reality hasn’t necessarily been proven to you. Music icon Cher, as we all know, believes in life after love, as detailed in her track “Believe”—but she’s not living it right now, because, of course, she’s currently in love.
After a reported breakup in May and then being spotted holding hands out at dinner in September, it would appear that 77-year-old Cher and her 37-year-old boyfriend producer Alexander “A.E.” Edwards are on-again. That she’s gushing about how much she loves him (while promoting her Christmas album for which he produced a track) is also a pretty big hint that they’re back together.
Cher told People that she and Edwards met briefly a year ago during Paris Fashion Week, and then reconnected over text when a mutual friend gave him her number.
“It was really shocking, because people just don’t give out my number,” she said. “I had been telling all my friends, ‘We’re too old to go out with really younger men, and I will never fall in love on text.’ So I did what I said not to do!”
Considering the icon’s stream-of-consciousness, creatively punctuated style of tweeting, it would be an absolute treat to see how Cher flirts via text message.
Continuing her bemused vibe when it comes to her love life (never forget when she called her relationship with Edwards “kind of ridiculous”), Cher said that she’s “not surprised” people are fascinated with her love life. Edwards has “diamond teeth, tattoos, white hair, and he’s way younger,” she said. “He’s a beautiful man.”
“No matter what happens, I love being with him,” she said of the relationship. “He makes me laugh, and we have fun. What I learned is that it’s never too late. If you wrote out all the statistics, you would go, ‘Well, this is doomed.’ But we’ve been together a year, and if it was just a year, it would’ve been worth it. I’ve had the best time.”
The relationship between the two isn’t just personal, it’s professional too. Making good on her earlier promises that she and Edwards were working on music together, the singer’s album, Christmas, releases October 20, featuring the lead single “DJ Play a Christmas Song.” Edwards produced another track on the album, “Drop Top Sleigh.”
“He’s a great producer,” Cher said of her beau. “I let him do ‘Drop Top Sleigh.’ That’s a hard thing to do when you are in love with someone and then you say, ‘OK, here, take this record and do what you want with it.’ But I had faith. And I was so thrilled.”