Steven Tyler and Erin Brady, 25-Year Age Difference

Sugar Daddy Steven Tyler and Erin Brady

Sugar Daddy Steven Tyler and Erin BradyWhen it comes to rock stars, no one does it quite like Steven Tyler, who first rose to fame as the lead singer for Aero­smith. The band was first formed in 1970 and went on to release a series of multi-platinum albums through­out the 70s, solid­i­fy­ing their sta­tus as one of the most pop­u­lar hard rock bands around the globe—to this day, Aero­smith is one of the best-selling Amer­i­can rock bands of all time.

By the end of the 70s, Aero­smith started to fall apart as a result of drug addic­tions and inter­nal con­flicts. Two of the mem­bers dropped out and were replaced, but it wasn’t enough to res­ur­rect their ear­lier suc­cess. In 1984, the two orig­i­nal mem­bers returned to the band, putting Aero­smith back on top—it’s a come­back that has often been described as one of the best in rock n’ roll history.

Now at 65, Tyler is still bask­ing in the sweet suc­cess of Aerosmith—he’s as much of a celebrity now as he was in his prime. In 2011, he was brought on as a judge for sea­son 10 of Amer­i­can Idol, but after two sea­sons, he gave up his seat on the judg­ing panel to focus on Aero­smith, who was prepar­ing to go on tour yet again.

Tyler’s per­sonal life is prob­a­bly just how you would imag­ine it: filled with drugs, young women, and ille­git­i­mate kids. When Tyler was 27, he some­how man­aged to con­vince the par­ents of a 16-year-old fan, Julia Hol­comb, to allow their daugh­ter to legally live with him by sign­ing over guardian­ship. Their drug-filled rela­tion­ship ended, but it wasn’t just because of their age difference—she ended up get­ting preg­nant with his child, but he report­edly con­vinced her to get an abor­tion, a deci­sion that Hol­comb says she gravely regrets.

Although Tyler also admit­ted that the abor­tion took a huge toll on him, he didn’t learn much of a les­son because just a cou­ple years after he first moved in with Hol­comb (who ended up mov­ing back in with her fam­ily), Tyler started dat­ing Play­boy model Bebe Buell, who also got preg­nant, except this time they kept the baby—their daugh­ter, Liv Tyler, was born in July 1977.

Tyler even­tu­ally did set­tle down with model Cyrinda Foxe, who was 15 years younger than him. They had one daugh­ter together before their nine-year mar­riage ended in 1987. One year later, he mar­ried wife num­ber two, designer Teresa Bar­rick. They had two kids together, but divorced in 2006 because they were going through “a dif­fi­cult time.” Later that same year, Tyler started dat­ing Erin Brady, a tour man­ager for Aero­smith who is 25 years younger. The age dif­fer­ence didn’t seem to be such a prob­lem because in 2011, Tyler pro­posed, even though his fam­ily report­edly didn’t care much for their May-December relationship.

Tyler seemed to really care about his rela­tion­ship with Brady—he even admit­ted that, unlike his past rela­tion­ships, he wouldn’t risk los­ing her by hav­ing an affair. “For all the divorces I’ve had, I hurt those girls deeply, and there was some behav­ior that I’m ashamed of and I shouldn’t have done,” he told Oprah Win­frey in a can­did inter­view, adding, “I’d like to go on a schtup­ping spree and screw every girl I see, that would want to have me, who wouldn’t? But I don’t. I want [Brady] for my own, and if that’s gonna take that away from it, I don’t [do it].”

Unfor­tu­nately, Tyler and Brady’s May-December rela­tion­ship never actu­ally made it down the aisle—they called off their engage­ment in Jan­u­ary 2013. Tyler has since been spot­ted hang­ing out with a bevy of much younger women—some things never change.

Sources:

“For­mer Aero­smith groupie Julia Hol­comb now ‘Silent No More,’” examiner.com web site, Octo­ber 17, 2012; http://goo.gl/EOkpH3.

Rick­etts, W., “Steven Tyler Explains Why He Doesn’t Cheat on Fiancee Erin Brady,” Wet­paint web site, Jan­u­ary 3, 2012; http://goo.gl/nrU9Bl.

Sil­ver­man, S.M., “Steven Tyler and Wife Split After 17 Years,” Peo­ple web site, Feb­ru­ary 21, 2005; http://goo.gl/znkjfA.

“Steven Tyler, Fiancee Erin Brady Split ‘For Good,’” Huff­in­g­ton Post web site, Jan­u­ary 14, 2013; http://goo.gl/pzDOw5.

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