Meet Alexander “AE” Edwards.
The music executive recently made headlines when he was photographed holding hands with Cher on Nov. 2 in Los Angeles; The two were spotted out and about in all-black outside LA hotspots earlier this week.
In the days that followed, the music legend was criticized for the 40-year age gap between the two. But true to form, Cher responded on Twitter with a series of tweets saying she wasn’t worried about the age gap.
Among the series of Twitter posts, when the “Believe” superstar confirmed her relationship with Edwards He shared a photo of him writing simply, “Alexander ❤️.” When asked if he is her “new man,” she Responded to “🥰” emoji, and to another Twitter user, she simply said, “Love doesn’t know math.”
Edwards is no stranger to the spotlight or dating in the music industry. He had previously been in a relationship with Amber Rose for three years before it ended in August 2021, and Rose alleged that Edwards cheated on her with at least 12 different people.
From his family history to his musical background, here’s everything to know about Edwards.
He is a music executive at Universal Music Group
Edwards serves as a music executive at Universal Music Group, one of the industry’s three major record labels along with Sony Music and Warner Music Group. Some of the artists on its roster include Post Malone, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande.
He produced music on Tyga’s record label
Additionally, Edwards is a music producer and artist who has worked on rapper Tyga’s independent label, Last Kings Records. He has a close friendship with the hip-hop artist; They are often seen in each other’s photos or out together in LA
He shares a child with ex-girlfriend Amber Rose
Edwards and Amber Rose welcomed a child together in October 2019. The couple (who split in 2021 after several instances of infidelity) made sure to give their baby a very musical name, slash electric Alexander Edwards.
“Slash a rockstar,” Edwards captioned a now-deleted Instagram post.
He met Cher at fashion week
Edwards and Cher first met at Paris Fashion Week last September. Although they weren’t photographed together at the time, the Grammy winner posed for photos with AE’s friend Tyga.
Since then, photos have captured the trio hitting the town together. Most recently, they were spotted out and about in early November at Los Angeles hot-spot Craig’s and The Nice Guy — where Cher and Edwards were seen holding hands.
He is 40 years younger than Cher
Edwards is 36 and Cher is 76, but the Grammy winner doesn’t budge on the decades between them. “Love doesn’t know math, it sees ❤️ ❤️,” Cher wrote in a since-deleted tweet captured by Shade Room.
Cher has a history of dating men her junior in the 1980s, including Val Kilmer, Tom Cruise and Rob Camilletti.
“The truth is, if I didn’t go out with younger men, I would never have a date,” Cher told PEOPLE in 2021. “Younger men weren’t afraid of older women. But older men in my age group, they weren’t.”