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AE Edwards and Cher | Source: Getty Images
AE Edwards and Cher | Source: Getty Images

Cher's 38-Year-Old Boyfriend AE Edwards Is a Dad – Inside Their Blended Family

Bettina Dizon
Jun 27, 2024
08:09 A.M.

AE Edwards is Cher's much younger lover and the father of Amber Rose's son. He is a proud dad who shares photos of his young boy on social media every now and then.

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Cher's boyfriend, AE Edwards, has fully embraced the joys and challenges of fatherhood, marking his journey with openness and pride.

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Slash Electric in his father's Instagram post, dated October 2023 | Source: Instagram/ae4president

Slash Electric in his father's Instagram post, dated October 2023 | Source: Instagram/ae4president

Not one to shy away from the public eye, Edwards often shares glimpses of his life as a father on social media, offering fans a peek into the close bond he shares with his son, Slash Electric.

Slash Electric in his father's Instagram post, dated October 2023 | Source: Instagram/ae4president

Slash Electric in his father's Instagram post, dated October 2023 | Source: Instagram/ae4president

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Born in 2019, Slash Electric is Edwards' child with model Amber Rose. Besides Edwards' posts, the young boy has already made several appearances on his mother's social media accounts, captivating audiences with his charm.

Slash Electric in his father's Instagram post, dated October 2023 | Source: Instagram/ae4president

Slash Electric in his father's Instagram post, dated October 2023 | Source: Instagram/ae4president

In October 2023, Edwards took to Instagram to share a heartfelt moment with his son, captioning a photo: "Sun, anything is possible, Yes that’s true. Except loving me, more than I Love You."

Slash Electric in his father's Instagram post, dated October 2023 | Source: Instagram/ae4president

Slash Electric in his father's Instagram post, dated October 2023 | Source: Instagram/ae4president

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This statement not only reflects Edwards' profound love and dedication as a father but also sets the tone for the nurturing environment he aims to provide for Slash.

Slash Electric in his father's Instagram post, dated October 2023 | Source: Instagram/ae4president

Slash Electric in his father's Instagram post, dated October 2023 | Source: Instagram/ae4president

Besides Slash, AE also prioritizes his relationship with Cher. The mother of his son, Electric, has expressed her thoughts on Edwards' relationship with the famous singer, highlighting the positive impact it has on their son.

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According to Rose, Cher's presence in Edwards' life brings a sense of stability and calm, especially when Slash spends time at Cher's house. This environment contrasts sharply with the potential for chaos that can arise in less stable circumstances.

Amber Rose during an appearance at Clark Atlanta University on April 20, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Photo: Getty Images

Amber Rose during an appearance at Clark Atlanta University on April 20, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Photo: Getty Images

Rose emphasized the importance of this stability for Slash, especially considering the high expectations she has for his father's role in his life. She has aspirations for Slash to attend the same prestigious private school as his brother, Sebastian, a school with a tuition of $5,000 a month starting in kindergarten.

Alexander Edwards and Amber Rose attend the Def Jam Pre-Grammy 2019 party at Catch LA on February 08, 2019 in West Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

Alexander Edwards and Amber Rose attend the Def Jam Pre-Grammy 2019 party at Catch LA on February 08, 2019 in West Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

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Rose's approach to co-parenting is refreshingly open and devoid of bitterness. She stresses the significance of Edwards being an active and present father, contributing not just emotionally but also financially to Slash's upbringing and education.

Amber Rose at the National Film and Television Awards Ceremony on December 05, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Amber Rose at the National Film and Television Awards Ceremony on December 05, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

For Rose, the dynamics of whom Edwards dates are secondary to the well-being and happiness of their son. Her primary concern is that Slash grows up in a loving, supportive environment, regardless of the complexities a blended family might introduce.

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In the evolving narrative of Edwards' personal life, his relationship with Cher's sons, Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman, has become a highlight, underscoring the blended family's bond.

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Edwards has openly shared that he shares a strong connection with both of Cher's sons, going as far as to affectionately refer to Chaz as "my guy" during an interview.

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This expression of camaraderie points to a deep-seated respect and mutual understanding among them, which is pivotal in the dynamics of their blended family.

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Despite the close-knit relationships, Edwards has candidly mentioned his current priorities lie in raising his son, Slash, leaving the possibility of having more children with Cher as an uncertainty. However, he doesn't hold back in praising Cher for her role in their lives, describing her as an "amazing" stepmom.

Alexander Edwards at Red White & Bootsy on July 04, 2023 in Malibu, California | Source: Getty Images

Alexander Edwards at Red White & Bootsy on July 04, 2023 in Malibu, California | Source: Getty Images

Meanwhile, Cher has been candid about her journey through motherhood, especially as it pertains to having a transgender child. Her love and adoration for her children shine through her public persona, revealing a tender side to the superstar.

Alexander Edwards and Cher attend the Balmain Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 27, 2023, in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

Alexander Edwards and Cher attend the Balmain Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 27, 2023, in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

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Cher's experience as the mother of a transgender son, who came out as a trans man in 2009, marked a significant moment for their family. Initially, Cher admitted, her reaction to Bono's coming out was far from perfect. It was a moment that required adjustment, understanding, and acceptance.

Cher at the AFI Life Achievement Awards in Los Angeles, California on June 10, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

Cher at the AFI Life Achievement Awards in Los Angeles, California on June 10, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

Over a decade later, her journey has transformed into one of advocacy and support, not just for Chaz, but for other parents navigating similar experiences.

Cher, daughter Chastity Bono, and son Elijah Blue Allman pose for a photo in 1980 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Cher, daughter Chastity Bono, and son Elijah Blue Allman pose for a photo in 1980 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

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In conversations and interviews, Cher shares powerful words of advice for parents of transgender children, stressing the importance of understanding and embracing their child's true happiness.

Cher with daughter Chastity Bono in 1992 | Source: Getty Images

Cher with daughter Chastity Bono in 1992 | Source: Getty Images

Cher's reflection on her own experiences sheds light on the emotional complexity of coming to terms with a child's transition. "Look, I didn’t handle [Chaz’s coming out] all that well in the beginning," she recounted. "It took me a minute."

Chastity Bono attends "The X-files" Los Angeles premiere | Source: Getty Images

Chastity Bono attends "The X-files" Los Angeles premiere | Source: Getty Images

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The essence of Cher's message to other parents is empathy and unconditional love. She asks them to imagine the profound distress of not being able to be oneself, of waking up and feeling trapped in an identity that does not reflect who they truly are.

Chastity Bono at the Bullock's Department Store grand opening celebration on November 13, 1993  in Woodland Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

Chastity Bono at the Bullock's Department Store grand opening celebration on November 13, 1993 in Woodland Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

This analogy, born from her own process of understanding and acceptance, aims to bridge the gap of comprehension that many parents initially face.

Cher and Chastity Bono attend the Ninth Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 19, 1998 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Cher and Chastity Bono attend the Ninth Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 19, 1998 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

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Born Chastity Bono, he grappled with his identity from an early age, leading to his decision to undergo a gender transition. This period marked a significant transition not just for him but also for his mother, Cher, who initially found it difficult to come to terms with her child's decision.

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As Cher navigated these feelings, her relationship with her child evolved into one of mutual respect and admiration. Despite the early challenges, Cher's eventual support for his transition became a cornerstone of his journey toward happiness.

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Undoubtedly, motherhood is a blessing to the superstar. “I really like being a mother,” she said. “I’ve got children that are absolutely the best thing in the world.”

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Now with adult children, Cher has more time to focus on her relationship. We previously reported that Edwards and Cher were affectionate during an event.

Alexander "AE" Edwards shares a sweet moment with Cher at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Dolby Theatre on April 1, 2024, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Alexander "AE" Edwards shares a sweet moment with Cher at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Dolby Theatre on April 1, 2024, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

At the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre, the 77-year-old musician and Alexander displayed their affection openly. In the press room, the young music producer leaned into Cher and planted a sweet kiss on her cheek.

Alexander "AE" Edwards kisses Cher on the cheek at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 1, 2024 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Alexander "AE" Edwards kisses Cher on the cheek at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 1, 2024 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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The power couple was dressed impeccably for the occasion, with Alexander looking sharp in a black tuxedo and Cher dazzling in a matching black ensemble, embellished with silver and crystals.

Alexander "AE" Edwards and Cher pose together at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 1, 2024, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Alexander "AE" Edwards and Cher pose together at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 1, 2024, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Aside from the iHeart event, the couple also attended the Equal Justice Now Awards at Los Angeles Airport Marriott in matching suits, mingling with other notable guests and continuing to share joyous moments. This series of events is just the latest in their public outings this year.

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In February, the lovebirds made a joint appearance at Warner Music Group’s event at Citizen News Hollywood, following the group's pre-Grammy party. Cher effortlessly paired her faded black jeans, adorned with rhinestones, with a chic velvet bolero jacket while Edwards mirrored her style in a sleek black overcoat.

Cher and Alexander "AE" Edwards grace the Warner Music Group Pre-Grammy Party at Citizen News Hollywood on February 1, 2024, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Cher and Alexander "AE" Edwards grace the Warner Music Group Pre-Grammy Party at Citizen News Hollywood on February 1, 2024, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Cher's night out with her boyfriend came after she lost her bid to become her son Elijah Blue Allman’s conservator. The judge overseeing their case ruled against an immediate conservatorship.

Cher and her son Elijah Blue Allman attend the premiere of "Blow" at Mann's Chinese Theatre on March 29, 2024, in Westwood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Cher and her son Elijah Blue Allman attend the premiere of "Blow" at Mann's Chinese Theatre on March 29, 2024, in Westwood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Elijah, Cher's son with the late musician Gregg Allman, has admitted to past mental health and substance abuse challenges but has assured that he is actively seeking treatment and attending support group meetings.

Elijah Blue Allman and Cher attend the 5th Annual Fire and Ice Ball to benefit Revlon UCLA Women Cancer Center on December 7, 1994, at the 20th Century Fox Studios in Century City, California. | Source: Getty Images

Elijah Blue Allman and Cher attend the 5th Annual Fire and Ice Ball to benefit Revlon UCLA Women Cancer Center on December 7, 1994, at the 20th Century Fox Studios in Century City, California. | Source: Getty Images

Despite personal challenges, Cher's romantic life with Alexander remains a source of happiness and support. Cher said, "If you have happiness, you can’t think about how long it’s going to last. You have to think about 'How does it feel?' and live in the moment."

Alexander "AE" Edwards and Cher attend the Versace FW23 Show at Pacific Design Center on March 9, 2023, in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Alexander "AE" Edwards and Cher attend the Versace FW23 Show at Pacific Design Center on March 9, 2023, in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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As reported in January 2024, Cher has spent much of her life pushing the boundaries of what society considers acceptable. Cher has often done things her way, from outfits to songs and opinions. This behavior also extended to her relationships.

Cher posted a photo on X of her straddling Alexander as she tipped his chin up so he could look at her. She captioned the post, "Love is Love." However, some fans didn't see it that way.

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Her most recent relationship with rapper Alexander Edwards has sent tongues wagging because of the significant age gap. Cher's most recent post with Alexander has confused fans even further.

Cher and Alexander Edwards at Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Cher and Alexander Edwards at Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 | Source: Getty Images

One fan was confused as they thought Alexander was Kyle Kuzma, a basketball player. Another fan thought Cher was country singer Dolly Parton. Other fans began asking questions, like why Alexander didn't post Cher on his social media.

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Another fan was concerned that Cher appeared to cry and said she should be happy she was in love. The same fan wondered if they might be tears of joy that Cher was crying.

Cher and Alexander Edwards attend the Givenchy Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2023, in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

Cher and Alexander Edwards attend the Givenchy Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week on September 28, 2023, in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

Many fans supported Cher and her relationship, with one saying Cher should be happy and that love had no color, size, or shape. Another felt that everyone deserved to enjoy love. One more fan remarked that both Alexander and Cher looked great. One fan was confused as they thought they remembered Cher saying she and Alexander had broken up.

Cher and Alexander Edwards at Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Cher and Alexander Edwards at Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 | Source: Getty Images

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However, there was no confirmation on whether or not the couple broke up. Yet Cher was skeptical about their relationship at first, telling Alexander that they would never work out. Regarding their relationship in December 2022, Cher called it "kind of ridiculous" on paper but said they got along well and were happy.

Cher and Alexander Edwards are seen on November 2, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Cher and Alexander Edwards are seen on November 2, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Before Alexander entered her life, Cher had experienced several high-profile relationships. Alongside her marriages to Gregg Allman and Sonny Bono, Cher also had a connection with actor Tom Cruise in the mid-1980s.

Cher and Tom, who was a young actor at the time, first met at Madonna's wedding in 1985. In later years, Cher fondly recalled Tom as one of her "top-five" lovers, describing him as a wonderful but shy young man who didn't have much money.

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