June 18, 2024


Elle King, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter with a voice as gritty as her leather pants, has led a life as untamed as her music. 

But amidst the whirlwind of tattoos, rock shows, and personal turmoil, one constant has emerged: her husband, Dan Tooker. 

Their love story, etched in ink and harmony, is a testament to the unexpected paths that lead to true connection.

From Shop to Soulmates:

In 2019, while touring Boston, Elle stumbled into Dan’s tattoo parlor, East Side Ink. An artist known for his intricate designs and laid-back charm, Dan was unlike anyone Elle had encountered before. Their initial encounter sparked with playful banter, with Elle jokingly calling him her “next ex-husband.” Little did they know, fate had other plans.

Beyond the Rock ‘n’ Roll Facade:

Dan’s grounded presence offered a stark contrast to Elle’s fiery rockstar persona. He was a breath of fresh air, someone who appreciated her raw talent and fierce independence without getting caught up in the whirlwind of her fame. Their connection transcended the superficial, built on shared values, mutual respect, and a playful sense of humor.

Double Proposal on a Mountaintop:

Their first anniversary, celebrated on a scenic mountaintop getaway, marked a turning point. Fueled by the breathtaking panorama and the depth of their connection, both Elle and Dan spontaneously proposed, their rings glittering against the backdrop of the sky. This unconventional double proposal symbolized their equal footing in the relationship, a partnership where both voices were heard and cherished.

From Fiancés to Parents and Beyond:

Five months later, their love story took another exciting turn with the announcement of Elle’s pregnancy. They welcomed their son, Lucky Levi, in September 2021, embarking on the beautiful journey of parenthood together. Dan embraced fatherhood with the same gentle determination he brought to everything else, becoming a rock for Elle and a loving playmate for their son.

A Bond Built on Tattoos and Understanding:

Their love story extends beyond the public eye. Dan seamlessly integrates into Elle’s unconventional family, including her famous father, comedian Rob Schneider, and her close bond with her brother, Noah. Together, they create a nurturing and supportive environment, fostering personal growth and shared laughter.

A Beacon of Hope for the Unconventional:

Elle King’s journey with love may not be your typical fairytale. It’s a testament to the fact that genuine connection can blossom in unexpected places, that second chances can lead to lasting happiness, and that sometimes, the most fulfilling relationships are built on shared laughter, mutual respect, and a deep understanding of each other’s souls. As Elle herself says, “I wouldn’t change a thing about my life. It’s made me who I am, and I’m damn proud of who I am.” And in that pride, her love story with Dan Tooker shines brightly, a beacon of hope for those seeking unconventional yet fulfilling paths to love.



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