Steven Tyler Just Posted This Photo Of Ex-Wife On Instagram – Would Have Been Her 66th Birthday
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Tyler Remembers Late Ex-Wife In Instagram Post
The road may not have been the smoothest for them, but Cyrinda Foxe and Steven Tyler loved each other dearly and nearly 16 years after her death, it shows. Tyler, 69, took to social media today to celebrate what would have been Foxe’s 66th birthday with a sweet snapshot shared to social media in her honor.
Calling her his “Jean Geanie [sic]” – a nod to Foxe’s time as one of David Bowie’s many muses – Tyler wished her a happy birthday, remembering her as she’d want to be remembered: young, healthy, and as in love with life as ever.
“My Jean Geanie…Happy Birthday Cyrinda…,” reads the photo’s caption.
Foxe and Tyler were married in 1978, the next nine years famously filled with drug addiction, extramarital affairs, and physical and emotional abuse before the pair ultimately split in 1987. Their daughter Mia remained the pair’s most critical link to each other, and when a destitute Foxe suffered a stroke in 2001 it was Tyler who came to her rescue, helping pay her hospital bills and donating an Aerosmith guitar that sold for $5,000 at a benefit in her honor. When she died on September 7th, 2002 at the Gramercy Park Hotel from an inoperable brain tumor, Tyler covered her funeral costs and remaining medical bills.
Steven’s big heart and love for others is never more apparent than when he takes a moment to remember the good times, even when he’s got a million reasons not to. We hope he and daughter Mia have a private day of celebrating Cyrinda’s life and gorgeous spirit, and most of all, we hope that wherever she is, she’s having a wonderful birthday.
Happy birthday, Cyrinda Foxe!