Cher didn’t “Believe” she and her boyfriend Alexander ‘AE’ Edwards would be able to have a successful romantic relationship when she first met the singer, who is 40 years her junior, at Paris Fashion Week in the fall of 2022.
“Well, you know, it was really really weird, because I wasn’t looking for it really,” the 77-year-old icon told The Post recently.
“And we met because my friend kept nudging me to go ask him about his teeth,” she said of Edwards’ blinged-out smile.
“So I’m looking at this beautiful guy with white hair, tatted up and with these teeth. And so I said, ‘Dude, I like your grill.’ And, he went, ‘No, they’re my teeth.’ And so we just talked for a second. And then I saw him again — he was with T [Tyga] at the Ann Demeulemeester show — and then we were all standing together in a picture.”
Cher continued, “So he asked my friend to send me this picture of us. And then my friend said, ‘No, send it to her yourself.’ And so he texts me, and I was in Switzerland. I just visited Tina [Turner], and I was gonna be there for a couple of weeks. So we just started texting.”
The “Strong Enough” singer previously revealed she was stunned when her friend provided Edwards, 37, with her number “because people just don’t give out my number,” she said.
But as she told The Post, “My girlfriend had just been with this guy, and he left, and they broke up, and she was brokenhearted. And I said, ‘There’s two things you cannot do now at our age: You cannot date a much younger man. And you can’t fall in love by text, because it’s bullshit.’”
She continued: “So then I meet Alexander, and I kept saying, ‘Dude, this is not gonna work out. I’m telling you, it’s not gonna go good. It’s just not gonna work.’ And he just wasn’t going for it.”
Although the pair have been able to exceed Cher’s expectations, she admitted last month that Edwards doesn’t always understand her dated references.
“Sometimes I’m talking to him and he has no idea who I’m talking about … The other day, I said, ‘Do you know who, I don’t know, Clark Gable, [is]?’ Somebody said, ‘Yes, of course,’ but most of my references … He’ll look at me and go, ‘I wasn’t born yet,’” Cher told Extra.