How Steven Tyler fell for his old fashioned fiancee

Jan 17, 2012 at 7:10 p.m. ET

Steven Tyler told us more than we ever wanted to know about what attracted him to new fiancee Erin Brady.

Steven Tyler talks about old fashioned fiancee

Steven Tyler revealed to Ellen DeGeneres what first attracted him to new fiancee Erin Brady — her scarf.

"The first time I saw her... she worked for Clear Channel so she was paying the band. And I didn't notice her and one night she had on this hair band around her head. She looked really old fashioned... So I took her back in the room and she tied me up with it and I thought, 'I'm marrying this girl,'" the American Idol judge told the talk show host.

"So it's just a scarf around the head for you. That's what does it?" DeGeneres asked the aging rocker. It's actually not surprising — he's used multiple scarves on his Aerosmith microphones for years.

"Yes, it's the imagery and how deep one can get into it…" he added.

Okay, let's stop right there — we don't need to know about Tyler's kinky bedroom preferences. Still, it sounds like Brady has changed the singer for the better.

"I just said, 'Hey, listen, if you play, I'm gonna play,'" Brady told Oprah of their talk about monogamy. "He didn't really like when he was on the other side of that scenario."

"I may come off as a sexual animal, and I definitely am on stage, 'cause trust me, I feel it myself," he said. "But I'm not really, really that. I'll sing about it, I put it out there but I'm not," he reasoned. "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 [Erin] for my own, and if that's gonna take that away from it, I don't [do it]."

Well, good — we're glad he's staying on the up-and-up. He even claims he's been sober for two years.

"You never know if it takes. I have a program. I got all my friends that are sober now," he said on Ellen. "What it is, it's euphoric recall. You hear music and you can get so high and the curtain comes down. It's no different than doing a bump. It's the same thing and that's why it is so dangerous for me. I can't get back into that world... I mean out here with you right now my heart's pounding. Hearing you guys [the audience] roar. This is what I live for today. But you never know if it's going to stick."

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