Singer Steven Tyler has added another feather to his cap by becoming an ordained minister. The Aerosmith frontman recently revealed that he paid $80 online and will conduct your wedding if the price is right.
When confronted by a TMZ reporter at LAX, Tyler said, “I am now an ordained minister. I just married my son. I married my son to a beautiful girl. … I went online, paid 80 bucks and I became a father. God knows I’ve been a mother for so long!”
When he was asked if he planned on officiating any other weddings, Tyler commented, “Me and Mick Fleetwood, we’re gonna marry people.”
He also offered to help Justin Bieber out, even though the singer reportedly already wed model Hailey Baldwin. “Justin, you need to get married, I’m the man to do it,” Tyler said.
The reporter noted that he was getting married in a few months, and Tyler said he would do the job “no problem” for $200,000. It’s unclear if his offer was genuine, but it would be kind of cool to have Steven Tyler at your wedding.
Tyler received his certification from the Universal Life Church Monastery, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The ULC website boasts: “As an ordained minister of the ULC, you will possess the full legal status required to officiate marriages. In addition, you will be qualified to perform baptisms, preside over funerals, and conduct any other religious ceremony of your choosing.”
The certification is “free” and intended for “people of all cultures, creeds and belief systems.” However, they charge a fee for paperwork and other things. Basically, all you have to do is fill out a form, pay around $80, and a confirmation email will serve as a receipt of your ordination.
There are actually quite a few ordained celebrities. Jonah Hill officiated at Adam Levine’s wedding to model Behati Prinsloo in 2014, and Emma Stone officiated at her publicist’s 2012 wedding. Other famous ministers include Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks, actors Ian Somerhalder and Jason Segel, talk show host Conan O’Brien, and singer Lady Gaga.
If you can’t afford a Steven Tyler wedding, you may want to see him in concert instead. Aerosmith is marking their 50th anniversary in 2019 by launching an 18-date residency in Las Vegas. Guitarist Joey Perry has promised that the experience will be different than what fans have seen during their regular tours.