AceShowbiz - A friend of Cher's boyfriend Alexander "AE" Edwards has weighed in on their budding romance. Noting that he wasn't entirely shocked by the two's relationship despite their 40-year age gap, Ryan Fluis said Cher dates the music executive because "he knows how to kiss a**."
"I think I spotted a picture of AE and Cher on Instagram," Ryan first told Page Six. "AE's blond hair popped up and then I saw Cher and to say I was blown away was an understatement. I called the other guys right away."
Ryan, who formed the rap group 4Deep with AE and two other friends almost 25 years ago, went on to share, "He's got a gift." He added, "My mom's always called him 'Eddie Haskell,' " referring to the character on the 1950s sitcom "Leave It to Beaver" who sucked up to adults.
"He's always been like that. He's a real cool dude with a lot of personality and charisma and he knows how to kiss a**. Always did," he further explained. "So in a way it would make sense he'd wind up with someone like Cher."
Cher and AE were first linked romantically after Deuxmoi reported that the singing legend and Amber Rose's ex were hanging out at Universal Music Group on October 26. They were joined by other musicians, Tyga and Evan Ross.
Days later, Cher and AE were seen holding hands when entering celebrity hotspot Craig's in West Hollywood. In one of the pictures surfacing online, the 36-year-old was seen kissing his girlfriend's hand in their car.
On November 6, Cher finally confirmed their relationship by sharing a photo of her beau on Twitter. In the accompanying message, she simply gushed, "Alexander," adding one red heart emoji.