SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor recently spoke to Kilpop about meeting his current wife, Stephanie Luby. Asked if it was “love at first sight” for him, Corey said (see video below): “I knew that there was something… I knew that she… It wasn’t ’till we really started talking… Okay, let’s put it this way: When I saw her, I was knocked out, and I knew that I wanted to pursue her, and it took a little time. I had to gently tell her that I was flirting with her, ’cause she just wasn’t getting it. I was, like, ‘You realize I’m flirting with you like crazy?’ And she was, like, ‘Ahhhh…’ [But] I knew. Absolutely. And the more we talked, the more we really connected. And then it was… I found that I had about four days before the beginning of a tour — this was in 2008 — so I flew out to L.A. just to see her, and by the time I landed, we both had actually said ‘I love you’ to each other. And it was on. And we’ve been together ever since.”

Corey and Stephanie were married in November 2009 in Las Vegas inside the Palms hotel’s Pearl concert theater. The wedding party marched down the aisle to METALLICA‘s “For Whom The Bell Tolls” before more than 350 guests, including JANE’S ADDICTION‘s Dave Navarro and SUGAR RAY‘s Mark McGrath.

Taylor, 43, has two children: a daughter named Angie, born in 1992, and a son named Griffin, born in 2002, whom he had with his first wife, Scarlett.

Taylor divorced Scarlett — whom he married on March 11, 2004 in a small ceremony at the Botanical center in Des Moines, Iowa — in early 2007. In the November 2008 issue of Revolver magazine, he was quoted as saying, “After I got sober, I realized my relationship wasn’t right for me. My wife and I had damaged each other too much.”

Corey Taylor talks about meeting his wife.

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Corey Taylor talks about meeting his wife. Was it love at first site?

Posted by Kilpop on Friday, April 14, 2017

— Stephanie Luby (@Stephanie_Luby) January 12, 2013

— Stephanie Luby (@Stephanie_Luby) January 12, 2013

— Stephanie Luby (@Stephanie_Luby) January 12, 2013