Street performer Robert Burck, known as "The Naked Cowboy", performs at Times Square while Hurricane Sandy approaches New York October 28, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz )
The Naked Cowboy, the iconic Times Square street performer, has found his soulmate.
Robert Burck, who has become something of a New York legend for his performances in Times Square wearing only boots, a guitar, and his white undies, is planning on getting hitched this Valentine's Day, reports the NY Daily News.
The bride-to-be is Patricia Cruz, a bellydancer. She is not wearing much in this picture, to match her fiance's outfit, but she and Burck will reportedly wear a traditional wedding dress and tuxedo, WABC reports. The couple will marry in a private ceremony at his manager's home in Los Angeles.
Burck hinted to TMZ that "he will hang up his tighty-whities if his bride-to-be asks him to...but so far, no official decision has been made."
As it would happen, the Naked Cowboy has a license to marry other couples in New York. He is an ordainted minister and became a registered marriage officiant in 2008, according to DNAInfo. A message on his official website reads, "Get married by the The Revered Naked Cowboy in Times Square!!! Ceremonies start at $499."
Burck has turned his Naked Cowboy act into a full-time business. He trademarked his "Naked Cowboy" act so that any aspiring imitators would have to establish a franchise to operate as a licensed Naked Cowboy or Cowgirl. He sells Naked Cowboy t-shirts, mugs, and underwear on his website, and he also sells a selection of Naked Cowboy music, including his albums "Year of the Cowboy" and "Naked Christmas."