Cher’s four million Twitter followers and countless fans are still waiting breathlessly for the “Believe” songstress to confirm or deny engagement rumors tied to the pear-shaped diamond she received from boyfriend Alexander ‘A.E.’ Edwards on Christmas Day.
Cher fueled the speculation when she took to Twitter to show off what the 36-year-old music executive put under her tree.
“THERE R NO WORDS, ALEXANDER, A.E.,” she wrote alongside a photo of a black ring box holding a massive, sparkly pear-shaped diamond set on diamond band in white metal.
The 76-year-old diva quickly followed up with a duplicate shot of the ring and a replacement caption that coyly focused on her boyfriend’s manicure: “I posted this cause his nails are so cool.”
Jewelry-industry experts estimated the size of the center stone at somewhere between 4 and 6 carats, and placed the ring’s value in the neighborhood of $250,000.
For Cher, December was a time of mixed emotions. Her diamond-loving mom, Georgia Holt, passed away on December 10 at the age of 96.
In a Twitter comment regarding her new ring, Cher noted, “Woke up Min ago, & 1st thing …B4 I Opened my eyes, I Thought… I Need 2 Run To Moms & Show Her my ring…’she Loves Diamonds.’ Before I realized it. I Had Little Tear, But Im sure this is natural. Bet Moms ears were burning Last Nite. We were telling Stories about her, WHAT A WOMAN.”
Then on New Year’s Day, Cher was back on Twitter with shared photos of the couple celebrating the ball drop for 2023. In both photos, her ring is prominently in the frame, but curiously, she’s wearing it on her left middle finger.
Is that a clue to her engagement status, or was the ring a bit too large for her ring finger and she really wanted to wear it out on New Year’s Eve before getting it properly sized?
The first photo — seen by 7.6 million Twitter users — was captioned, “Happy New YearDaddy.”
The caption of the second photo, posted two hours later, took a shot at the naysayers who have criticized the 40-year age gap between Cher and Edwards.
She wrote, “This should Send you Haters to The Part in Wizzard of OZ…WHEN DOROTHY THREW WATER ON THE wicked Witch & Melted her.”
According to etonline.com, the couple first met at Paris Fashion Week in September 2022 and confirmed their relationship a month later.
Cher addressed their age difference during a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
“On paper it’s kind of ridiculous, but in real life we get along great,” she said. “He’s fabulous, and I don’t give men qualities that they don’t deserve. He’s very kind. He’s very smart. He’s very talented, and he’s really funny. And I think he’s quite handsome.”
The singer-songwriter-actress has had two previous rock star marriages. She was married to Sonny Bono of Sonny & Cher fame from 1964 to 1975 and to Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band from 1975 to 1979.
Credits: Images via Twitter.com / cher.