Cher confuses fans as huge diamond ring hints at Christmas engagement to boyfriend

Cher, 76, has been dating rapper and music executive Alexander Edwards, 36.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Cher attends 2022 CFDA Fashion Awards  on November 7, 2022 at Cipriani South Street in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Cher (Getty Images)

Cher has fans confused fans after a photograph led them to believe she's engaged to boyfriend Alexander Edwards.

The Strong Enough singer, 76, confirmed her relationship with the 36-year-old music executive in November by sharing a photograph of him online.

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On Christmas Day (December 25), Cher posted a photo of a teardrop-shaped diamond with an encrusted band in a black velvet box, prompting speculation they were taking their relationship down the aisle.

Alongside the photograph, she wrote: "THERE R NO WORDS, ALEXANDER, A.E."

Many fans were quick to send their congratulations to the happy couple, however just hours before she had debunked the idea she and Edwards were planning on getting married.

Responding to a fan who had heard rumours about a potential marriage, Cher responded: "No… I’VE BEEN MARRIED THATS WHY I CHANGED MY NAME TO CHER . NOT EASY. SEEMS COURT FROWNS. You must prove Ppl can recognize You with that name. Bingo."

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She later reposted the photo again with the comment: "I posted this cause his nails are so cool", remarking on his black and neon green nail varnish that looked like flames.

Yahoo has contacted Cher's representatives for comment or clarification.

Alexander Edwards, left, and Amber Rose attend the 2018 National Film & Television Awards at the Globe Theatre on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Alexander Edwards, with ex-girlfriend Amber Rose (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

If true, then Edwards would be Cher's third husband.

She was previously married to Sonny Bono from 1964 to 1975, and then to Gregg Allman from 1975 to 1978.

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The singer has two children, one from each marriage.

Edwards was previously in a three-year relationship with Amber Rose, with whom he has a three-year-old son, Slash Electric Alexander Edwards. They split in August 2021.

US singer-actress Cher speaks on stage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Governors Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on November 19, 2022. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
Cher (Getty Images)

Cher has previously been forced to defend her relationship with Edwards, given the 40-year age gap, but insists it works for them and makes her happy.

Speaking on The Kelly Clarkson Show in December, the singer said: "On paper, it's kind of ridiculous, but in real life, we get along great. He's fabulous. And I don't give men qualities that they don't deserve."

The news comes as a happy moment for the star, who announced the death of her beloved mother, Georgia Holt, on December 10th.

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