Steven Tyler engagement to his long time girlfiren Erin Brady has officially been confirmed by a spokesperson after days of internet rumors. Tyler and Brady, who vacationed in Hawaii over the holidays, returned to Los Angeles on Friday (Jan. 6), and TMZ caught up with the pair as they were leaving the airport.
A reporter asked the rock icon when the big day will go down. “Soon enough, baby!” Tyler replied, “Soon enough!”
TMZ also reported a few days after Christmas that Tyler’s loved ones are “furious” that he asked Erin Brady to marry him, with anonymous sources telling the site that “she’s just not nice” and “she’s just been mean to the family.” The report alleged that Tyler worsened the rift between Brady and his family by proposing to her without letting them know first. I don’t know just how legitimate that report was, since we haven’t heard anything further about it. Besides, his kids are all grown and it isn’t like they haven’t met Brady before.
Tyler’s high-end jewlery designer, Loree Rodkin, confirmed to US Weekely that Steven had a ring made for Brady saying: “Having made Steven’s jewelry for so many of the past years it was an honor to be part of his future … with all my love to Steven and Erin.” The ring is reportedly a one-of-a-kind original design by Rodkin, that features a 5-carat “brilliant cut diamond set on a micro pave diamond and platinum band.”
Tyler’s first marriage to Cyrinda Fox lasted from 1978 to 1987, and his more recent marriage to clothing designer Teresa Barrick lasted from 1998 to 2006.
Tyler rocked with Alice Cooper (and Weird Al Yankovic) onstage in Hawaii over the holiday, performing the Beatles classic ‘Come Together’ on New Years Eve (Dec. 31) to perform the Beatles classic ‘Come Together.’ The concert took place at Mala Wailea, a famous oceanfront restaurant at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, in Wailea, Hawaii.
The concert was a charity fundraiser for the nearby Maui Food Bank and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Other acts on the eclectic bill included Yankovic, Pat Simmons and Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers and producer Bob Rock. Tyler also sang Aerosmith classics ‘Sweet Emotion’ and ‘Walk This Way.’
Steven Tyler returns to prime time television next week with co-judges Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson as American Idol returns with a two-night premiere (Jan. 18 &19) to kick off Season 11. After the massive success for Tyler and the show last year when many thought the departure of Simon Cowell would really hurt the ratings, the Aerosmith frontman will be back to pontificate and elaborate on the contestants like only he can. Here’s some promos for the new season: