Naked Cowboy getting married Friday
Even the Naked Cowboy isn't immune to Cupid's arrow.
The guitar-toting, Times Square legend, who's real name is Robert Burck, will marry girlfriend Patricia Cruz Friday in a private ceremony in his manager's Los Angeles home.
"I swore I'd never get married my whole life, then I met her and now I can't wait," Burck said.
Burck, 42, and Cruz, 25, have been secretly engaged for three months, but the pair decided to "go for it" this week during the Naked Cowboy's promotional tour in California.
While Burck isn't planning on a career change anytime soon, he'd retire his tighty-whities for Cruz.
"I doubt she'll ask me to quit," Burck said. "She's been in love with the character for years -- she saw me in a book when she was in high school."
The Naked Cowboy and his bride, who live in Queens, will don traditional attire at the nuptials, but Burck said the pair might have a ceremonial wedding later in Times Square -- and its unlikely his clothes will stay on there.