Cher, 76, sparks engagement speculation with boyfriend of 36 years after posting diamond ring on Twitter

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Cher fans are freaking out over speculation that the music icon, 76, got engaged to her boyfriend of 36 years over the Christmas break.

The living legend shared a photo on Twitter on Christmas morning of what appeared to be a diamond engagement ring in the hands of her new beau, Alexander ‘AE’ Edwards.

She captioned the image: ‘NO WORDS, ALEXANDER, AE’

Future bride?  Cher sparked engagement rumors after she shared a photo on Twitter on Christmas morning of what appeared to be a diamond ring being held by her new boyfriend, Alexander 'AE' Edwards.

Future bride? Cher sparked engagement rumors after she shared a photo on Twitter on Christmas morning of what appeared to be a diamond ring being held by her new boyfriend, Alexander ‘AE’ Edwards.

Nestled in a black velvet jewelry box was a dazzling ring with a huge teardrop-shaped center diamond surrounded by a ring of smaller diamonds.

AE, a music executive, held the box with two fingers that held nails painted black lacquer with lime green flames.

Cher’s followers immediately started responding with questions about the meaning of the ring and whether wedding bells would be in the future.

In response, the Believe singer simply reposted the same image an hour later with a different, cryptic caption.

She captioned the image, 'NO WORDS, ALEXANDER, AE' (pictured together in November)

She captioned the image, ‘NO WORDS, ALEXANDER, AE’ (pictured together in November)

“I posted this because his nails are so cool,” she said by way of explanation, but it failed to dispel the engagement rumors.

The mystery ring comes after sources recently told RadarOnline that the star was in love with AE and wanted to tie the knot.

“Cher is head over heels in love,” the source revealed. ‘She knows she doesn’t have much time left to find ‘the one’ and after two failed marriages and countless disastrous boyfriends, this could be her LAST chance and she won’t let it go.’

O added: ‘Of course, your friends are worried. Anytime there’s a difference of 40 years and $400 million between two people, you worry!’

Are they or aren't they?  In response to the speculation, the Believe singer simply reposted the same image an hour later with a different, cryptic caption.

Are they or aren’t they? In response to the speculation, the Believe singer simply reposted the same image an hour later with a different, cryptic caption.

AE is the ex-boyfriend of Amber Rose, 39. After a firestorm of rumors that they were an item, Cher finally confirmed on Instagram last month that she is dating Alexander.

During a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Cher poked fun at their 40-year age gap.

‘Well, on paper it’s kind of ridiculous,’ Cher admitted, ‘But in real life we ​​get along really well. He’s fabulous and I don’t give men qualities they don’t deserve.

She hailed Alexander as ‘very kind’ and added: ‘He’s very smart, very talented and very funny – and I think he’s very handsome.’

Cher noted, ‘If I hadn’t met younger men in my life, I would never have dated, because older men just didn’t like me that much, you know what I mean?’

May-December: The mystery ring comes after sources recently told RadarOnline that the star was in love with AE and wanted to tie the knot

May-December: The mystery ring comes after sources recently told RadarOnline that the star was in love with AE and wanted to tie the knot

The If I Could Turn Back Time singer had “a few boyfriends” who were “hovering around my age,” but she felt “they just didn’t like me for some reason.”

Cher rose to fame in the 1960s alongside her mentor and first husband, Sonny Bono, whom she met when he was 28 and she was just 16.

In the mid-1970s, their romance crumbled into a bitter divorce, which she filed on grounds of “involuntary servitude”.

On Kelly’s show, she said, ‘Younger men don’t care if you’re funny or outrageous and want to do stupid things and, you know, and you have a strong personality, you know? I mean, I’m not going to give up my personality for anyone, okay?

'Well, on paper it's kind of ridiculous,' Cher admitted, 'But in real life we ​​get along really well.  He's fabulous and I don't give men qualities they don't deserve.

‘Well, on paper it’s kind of ridiculous,’ Cher admitted, ‘But in real life we ​​get along really well. He’s fabulous and I don’t give men qualities they don’t deserve.

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