Steven Tyler Spotted Holding Hands With 28-Year-Old Assistant, Furthering Rumors That The Two Are Dating

Steven Tyler is dating a woman more than half his age. According to E! Online, the 67-year-old Aerosmith star has publicly stepped out holding hands with his 28-year-old assistant, Aimee Ann Preston.

Preston is 39 years younger that Steven Tyler, which is why their relationship has received a great deal of criticism on social media. Over the past few years, the two have been photographed together on several occasions, but they had never walked hand-in-hand until now.

Steven Tyler and Preston were photographed together at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party on February 28. The Aerosmith star wore his favorite tight black pants with white embroidery, black shirt, and his signature necklaces, lockets, and bracelets. His lady of interest, meanwhile, opted for a long tight brownish dress.

And although Steven Tyler and Preston were initially reluctant to show off their affection in front of the cameras – they limited themselves to simply holding hands – according to an E! Online source, the two weren’t as shy inside the party. The source didn’t elaborate on how intimate the two had gotten during the party.

Numerous news sources have already reached out to Steven Tyler’s representatives to comment. Rumors about the Aerosmith musician dating a woman more than half his age first appeared in the media in 2014, when the duo were photographed resting together on the beach at Maui. According to eyewitnesses, the two were having some fun in the water, wearing their swimwear and doing a little kayaking.

But the most recent photograph of Steven Tyler and Preston for the first time shows the two being pretty open with their relationship in front of the cameras. Preston has been Tyler’s longtime assistant, but it seems that the 28-year-old woman has become more than just an employee of the 67-year-old former American Idol judge.

Steven Tyler has four children: Liv, 38, Mia, 37, Taj, 25, and Chelsea, 27. In the past, the Aerosmith star was engaged to a woman who was 25 years younger than him – Erin Brady, with whom he broke up in 2013, about a year he was first photographed with Preston. It seems that Tyler has a thing for brunettes that are much younger than him.

Steven Tyler’s appearance in the concert series Front and Center has recently become available in the New York and Los Angeles markets, according to Rolling Stone. The episode was taped in September last year, and it features Tyler singing country versions of Aerosmith famous hits and also presents cuts from the musician’s upcoming solo album.

The episode features Steven Tyler’s performance in Queens, New York, as well as the singer’s songwriters who helped him write material for his hit songs. The episode tells stories of a variety of songwriters that were inspired to write hit songs. At the end of the episode, the Aerosmith singer introduces co-writers Eric Paslay and Lindsey Lee on stage to perform “Love Is Your Name,” which is the first ever song written by Tyler as a country artist.

The performance featured Steven Tyler’s signature hard rock wail on top of a few acoustic guitars. And the performance was received pretty well judging by the reaction of the audience.

On March 25, the full episode featuring Steven Tyler’s performance will be released to Nashville TV sets. And it looks like late March will be a busy time for Tyler, as the former American Idol judge is preparing for his Niagara Falls performances, during which the singer is expected to announce a long tour alongside Loving Mary.

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