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Gene Simmons weds longtime girlfriend
KISS performs in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
October 3rd, 2011
05:18 PM ET

Gene Simmons weds longtime girlfriend

After more than two decades together, KISS bassist Gene Simmons has married his longtime girlfriend, according to his publicist.

Simmons, who is also the star of the reality show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," has dated Shannon Tweed for 28 years.

The pair got hitched in Beverly Hills, said the publicist, Dawn Miller.

During his proposal in Belize, featured in an earlier episode, Simmons tells his love what she means to him.

"I come with so much baggage, but you're the only friend I've got, you're the only one I've ever loved," he said. "I've never said those words to anybody. It's funny, I used to watch movies where they say I can't live without you, but for me it's true."

The proposal came after a tiff between the two on "The Joy Behar Show" this summer.

Simmons joined in a joke about his philandering ways, ticking Tweed off. She stormed off the set.

"Will Gene and Shannon work past their problems and make it down the aisle?" the reality show's website touts in a spotlight on wedding episodes set to start Tuesday.

CNN Presents “Kiss Inc.,” an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the band and the brand on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 8 pm and 11 pm ET.


Filed under: Gene Simmons • KISS
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  1. Funny pictures collegehumor

    Stars will often be inside information a lot, that most folks have connected with their own problems in the past as well as yet another. Because a few regularly decide to follow the lifestyles ...tattoo fail

    February 3, 2012 at 3:22 am |
    • Mata

      Micheal I was a KISS fan too in high shcool. They rzuvlotionieed rock an roll stage shows. I did not know that Gene Simmons was an immigrant from Isreal.I am a firm believer in getting married I just believe that it confirms your commitment to your partner. In my opinion you are either in or you are out. Just how I am I have never been a ride the fence guy.Also I didn't realize that they weren't married, I always just assumed they were.Great article and I am waiting for next edition.

      March 5, 2012 at 5:05 am |