A source claimed that music producer Edwards was using Cher "to raise his profile."
Legendary singer Cher and music producer Alexander "A.E." Edwards may not have had an amicable break-up after all. Following the 76-year-old calling it quits with boyfriend Edwards, 37, a few weeks ago, according to E! News, a source close to the former couple claimed that it was an amicable split. But now other sources claim that the break-up is quickly becoming nasty, according to reports.
#Cher and 37-year-old boyfriend #AlexanderEdwards break up https://t.co/D4ZZhUvs13— ET Canada (@ETCanada) May 2, 2023
Their split comes months after Edwards gifted a diamond ring to Cher which sparked rumors about their engagement. A source told Radar Online, "It's pretty clear to her now A.E. was probably just using her all along to raise his profile. Now he's rubbing salt in the wounds by mouthing off and telling everyone they were never engaged in the first place!"
I posted this cause his nails are so cool pic.twitter.com/aeUOOy4IIE— Cher (@cher) December 25, 2022
The outlet previously claimed Cher broke off the romance after getting cold feet but another insider said she was put off by her partner's attitude in the recording studio. “AE wasn’t even born when Sonny & Cher were topping the charts in the ‘60s,” said a source. “Things didn’t go well when he started barking orders in the studio as he does with younger artists.”
This should Send you Haters to The Part in Wizzard of OZ…WHEN DOROTHY THREW WATER ON THE wicked Witch & Melted her. pic.twitter.com/VDqYtoNHAG— Cher (@cher) January 1, 2023
The pop-music legend told E! News in March that the two were planning on working on new music together. "I'm going to England to make two albums," she said at the time. "Some of the songs Alexander gave me, so I'm pretty excited about that. He's a producer and a writer and he does everything, so I'm happy about that," she said. The Oscar winner also hinted that her then-beau's material will turn out to be sure-fire hits. "I think like any artist," she teased, "when you've got something good, you're excited." Not only did she announce that she was bringing new music into the world, the Believe singer shared she's planning to tour later this year, adding, "I'm trying to get myself in shape."
Insiders also claim that the producer did not have a good relationship with the Moonstruck actress's adult sons — Chaz Bono, 54, and Elijah Blue, 46. Before the split, a source claimed that “Cher is mad at them she’s ready to cut them out of her life completely. She’s been hell-bent on marrying this guy and is speaking to her lawyers about adjusting her will to make A.E. her sole beneficiary.” Cher reportedly later lost interest in the romance when A.E. stopped visiting her $85 million Malibu estate, stopped returning her calls, and stopped acting like he was attracted to her.
Cher, 76, and boyfriend Alexander ‘AE’ Edwards, 37, break up #HotTopics https://t.co/FmFjC9Gw26— Orkidie News (@Orkidie) May 1, 2023
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