Cher, 76, and rapper Alexander Edwards, 36, caused a stir online after their relationship went public in November last year.
The pair have been defending their age gap with the singer also adding in her notorious anarchic flair to each argument.
However, celebrity news sites TMZ, Page Six and E! Online have all reported that the pair have split.
A source close to the couple told TMZ they actually broke up a few weeks ago, but as neither haven’t been spotted since their red carpet debut in March, their adoring fans haven’t had the opportunity to suspect anything was off.
While it was not revealed who chose to end their relationship or why, a source told E! Online that the split was amicable.
They also revealed that Cher and Alexander, who the singer nicknamed A.E. online, were never actually engaged.
The Believe singer set the internet ablaze as she shared a picture with her four million followers of a huge sparkling diamond ring.
Cher captioned the post: “THERE R NO WORDS, ALEXANDER,A.E.” and shared the photo a second time adding: “I posted this cause his nails are so cool.”
The If I Could Turn Back Time hitmaker also made an emotional revelation, as she admitted she wanted to show the ring to her late mother who died just weeks earlier: “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.” (sic)
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Fans bombarded the comments section with questions but neither Cher nor Alexander ever confirmed the engagement.
Instead, the source claimed that the duo were simply leaning into the speculation and controversy their love caused in the digital sphere.
Cher has had to consistently defend her love from the very start due to their four-decade age gap, explaining to the critics after she revealed her new romance last year: “We are grown ups” and “On paper This looks strange (Even 2 ME) A.E Says (love) doesn’t know math.”
However, this has not stopped the criticisms with the After All singer writing on Twitter just last month: “As we All Know …I WASN’T BORN YESTERDAY, & What I Know For Sure… There Are No Guarantees.
“Anytime you make a Choice You Take a Chance. I’ve Always Taken Chances… It’s WHO I Am.”
When a certain cynic questioned Alexander’s “motives” in the comments, Cher didn’t hold back in her response saying: “Haven’t you got anything else 2 do? Let me explain… I don’t give a f**k what anyone thinks.”
The singer’s romances have always been a topic of conversation in celebrity discourse since her infamous marriage to her music partner Sonny Bono until 1975.
Alexander has also had a string of high-profile relationships and shares his son three-year-old son Slash with TV personality Amber Rose.
Express.co.uk have contacted Cher’s representatives for comment.
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