Dan Tooker and Elle King attend the 55th annual Country Music Association awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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How Elle King Found Love with Fiancé Dan Tooker


Singer-songwriter and famous daughter Elle King has made headlines in recent years for her eclectic approach to music and adventurous lyrics. Her 2015 debut debut album Love Stuff caught listeners' attentions with one of her best-known singles, "Ex's & Oh's." The song was so successful that it netted her two Grammy Award nominations. She went on to earn two more Grammy nominations for two country collaborations: "Different for Girls" with Dierks Bentley and for "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)" with Miranda Lambert.

Last year, King gave birth to her first child, a son named Lucky Levi Tooker. King shares Lucky with her fiancé Dan Tooker, whom she became engaged to in October 2019.

Who is Tattoo Artist Dan Tooker?

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 10: Dan Tooker and Elle King attend the 55th annual Country Music Association awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (

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Tooker is a tattoo artist who co-owns Riverside Tattoo Co. in Knoxville, Tenn. and Boston. He is responsible for some of King's visually-stunning tattoos, which is how they initially met. King (born Tanner Elle Schneider on July 3, 1989 in Los Angeles) is the daughter of actor and comedian Rob Schneider and former model London King.

They quarantined together during the pandemic, which helped them create an even stronger bond. Speaking with People about her relationship, King stated, "My partner sheltered in place with me. The fact that we didn't kill each other was like, 'I think this is love.' It's not that every single day was easy or that we didn't go through things, but I feel like when you go through things, it can either break you or make you stronger. It definitely made us stronger and built a lot of trust. You figure things out through harder times than you do if it's an easy ride. It was a true testament of love."


This isn't the first time the singer has been engaged. Back in February 2016, she secretly married Andrew Ferguson weeks after they met. After their divorce, King opened up about their "destructive marriage" and the heavy PTSD that she suffered due to alleged domestic violence. That didn't stop King from finding love again, announcing another engagement to her now ex-boyfriend, Jim, in 2019.

Fast forward a few years, King and Tooker fell in love.

A Happy Family

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 29: Singer and songwriter Elle King performs at Marathon Music Works on October 29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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King shared on social media that she suffered two miscarriages before Lucky.

"You see, this miracle baby comes after two very big losses," she wrote. "It's a terrifying and extremely painful experience for everyone. But the sun always rises, and I never really let go to let the universe decide when I was ready. I remember every pregnancy announcement felt like a dagger to me. So I want to be very delicate and say to YOU! That soon to be mom, who's maybe had a loss, or has been struggling with fertility, I'm telling you, our babies come. And I love you. What women go through on this journey makes us nothing less than WARRIORS. So thank you for your prayers and love for our high risk pregnancy!"


The pregnancy announcement came five months after the couple's engagement and its first anniversary.

This story previously ran on April 20, 2022.

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