Steven Tyler is widely considered as a living legend. Since rising to fame with his rock band Aerosmith in the 1970s, the multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter has remained active in the music industry over the years. His career hasn’t been without hitches though, but ultimately, Tyler has managed to record thumping success with his band while pursuing a solo career and other entertainment endeavors such as acting and serving as a long-term judge on America’s Got Talent.
Steven Tyler Bio
Tyler was born on March 26, 1948, in Manhattan, New York as Steven Victor Tallarico. He quickly followed in the footsteps of his classical musician father, Victor A. Tallarico and began playing drums as a kid. His drumming skills saw him play with many rock bands and his interest in music grew rapidly.
As a teenager, Tyler got the chance to take a photo with Mick Jagger after attending one of his concerts in 1965. The following year, he watched a band named Jam Band perform live after which he approached them and together they formed a band called Aerosmith. The band earned their big break with their third studio album, “Toys in the Attic” released in 1975, and the rest is music history.
Steve Tyler has made so much money from music thanks to the success of his band Aerosmith. As the major songwriter of the band, Tyler earns the most from the band’s success. There were periods when drug addiction forced the band to stop recording but each time they re-emerged stronger. The band has sold over 150 million albums worldwide, with at least 70 million sold in the United States alone.
With those numbers, Aerosmith is among the best-selling rock bands of all time. The success of their music has seen them earn substantially on the road selling out concerts after concerts. Another big contributor to Tyler’s wealth was his gig with American Idol. All that said, Steven Tyler’s net worth has been estimated at over $130 million.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
Steven Tyler has romanced many women in his lifetime. As at the time of this writing, he has been married and divorced twice. He was married to actress Cyrinda Foxe from 1978 to 1987 and Terresa Barrick from 1988 to 2006. He has had romantic relationships with Julia Holcomb, Bebe Buell, and Erin Brady whom he was with from 2006 to 2013.
Tyler’s most recent relationship is with Aimee Preston who is 40 years old his junior. The pair began dating sometime in 2014. They went public with their romance in 2016 and have been spotted numerous times in public packing on the PDA.
They initially met in 2012 when Aimee got the job to work as Tyler’s assistant. Aimee, a Denver native who holds a B.A in Musical Theater from the Denver School of Arts has worked as an assistant for big names like Donald Trump, and Victoria Beckham. She was previously married to a talent agent, Scott Shachter.
Steven Tyler’s official sexual orientation is straight. However, the rock-star gave many reasons to believe otherwise when in his tell-all memoir, “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?” he confessed to having had a tryst with the same sex as a youth. Tyler went ahead to detail how it just wasn’t his thing but regardless of his defense, many still choose to believe otherwise.
Steven Tyler has four children from three different women. His four children include 3 daughters two of whom (Liz Tyler and Mia Tyler) are very much in the entertainment industry. Liz who was born in 1977 from his relationship with fashion model Bebe Buell is his first child. Buell had originally claimed that Liz was fathered by Utopia member Todd Rundgren in order to protect her daughter from Tyler’s drug problems.
Liz Tyler had begun her showbiz career following in the footsteps of her mother to become a model before switching to acting. She has built an impressive resume over the years to include acclaimed roles in Stealing Beauty (1996), Armageddon (1998), Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) where she played Elf maiden, Arwen Undómiel, The Incredible Hulk (2008) among others. She has three children with two men; British musician Royston Langdon and British sports and entertainment manager, David Gardner whom she married in 2014.
Steve Tyler’s second daughter, Mia Tyler was born in 1978. Tyler was briefly married to her mother, model Cyrinda Foxe who passed away in 2002 due to brain cancer. Mia has found enormous success as a fashion designer with a focus on plus size women. She has been featured on top fashion magazines from Vogue to Seventeen. She acts occasionally and has appeared in a handful of reality TV shows. Mia was briefly married to ex-Papa Roach drummer, Dave Buckner. She has one child.
Steven Tyler’s lesser-known daughter, Chelsea Anna Tallarico was born on March 6th, 1989. Chelsea married actor and musician Jon Foster in 2015.