Around Christmas of 2011, Steven Tyler got engaged to Erin Brady. He’s 64 years old, she’s 38 years old. Tyler’s family and friends were somewhat dismayed because many of them felt that Erin is “just not nice” and she went out of her way to be “mean to the family.” I didn’t have any problem believing those negative reports about Erin because… well, she just looks like a mean, entitled golddigger. I know, we shouldn’t judge a book by its bitchface and all that, but seriously. Anyway, time passed and over 2012, it really seemed like Erin was nowhere to be seen. Now Page Six claims that Erin and Steven have “quietly split”. Hunh.
There’s trouble in paradise for Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler and his longtime fiancée, Erin Brady.
According to sources, the “Love in an Elevator” singer has quietly split with Brady — whom he proposed to in Hawaii last year — as he gears up to tour again with Aerosmith. But other sources close to the band say that while Tyler and Brady have gone through a rocky period, the couple still hopes to work it out and get married.
“Steven has quietly ended it with his fiancée,” a music insider insisted to Page Six.
The source added it’s because sober Tyler, 64, has been trying to stay on the straight-and-narrow while touring, and has found it hard maintaining a relationship with Brady, 38.
“Steven has been trying to maintain his lifestyle and to stay clean,” the source said. “The tour is really important to him and the band. So he decided to end it.”
The source added that the rest of Aerosmith has struggled to gel with Brady. “She’s been kind of a Yoko Ono character,” claimed the source. Tyler’s had a contentious history with bandmate Joe Perry, but the two buried the hatchet last year, paving the way for a new album and tour.
But a rep for Aerosmith told us: “Just as any couple goes through trials and tribulations in a relationship, Steven and Erin are asking for their privacy at this time. They are engaged to be married and each is committed to their sobriety. Any claim to the contrary is absolutely false and misleading.”
Aerosmith is about to release its new album, “Music From Another Dimension,” marking its first of all-new material in 11 years. The band is also headed on the second leg of its “Global Warming Tour.”
Former “American Idol” judge Tyler proposed to Brady in December in Hawaii, and said afterward that he wanted their nuptials to be “way over-the-top romantic.”
He hinted in March they’d tie the knot in either Hawaii or Thailand, and added of Brady, “We’re birds of a feather.” It would be his third marriage.
Yeah, it sounds less like Erin and Steven have “quietly split” and more like “Steven tried to dump her but she’s clinging and she’s bound and determined to get him down the aisle.” My guess is that they won’t get married before Aerosmith’s tour begins, and that Erin will “wait” for him and unless someone does something drastic, she’ll probably just wait him out for years until he marries her. Followed by a year-long marriage and a quick divorce with a nice settlement for Erin. Because that was her plan all along?
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