Gene Simmons leaps into matrimony with Shannon Tweed...After 28 years. Via Google Images.
After proposing to Shannon Tweed on the season finale of Gene Simmons Family Jewels on A&E, the couple chose a wedding date of October 1. A rep for the famous couple confirmed Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed kept their date and had a ceremony outside on the crystal lawn at the Beverly Hills hotel on Saturday.
After being an unmarried couple for 28 years, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed said the vows they wrote themselves in front of 400 guests (including Hugh Hefner and Gene’s fellow KISS band members). Shannon wore an ivory Priscilla of Boston gown and held a bouquet of garden ivory roses. The couple danced to “At Last” by Etta James for their first dance, which was to be performed by their 19-year-old daughter Sophie.
When it comes to being faithful, the couple seems to have their doubts.
“He doesn’t promise to be faithful to me,” Shannon said unhappily, according to NBCs Today Show.
“I will do my best,” Gene replied.
Fans of Family Jewels know that the couple’s long unmarried relationship has been according to Gene’s wishes, not Shannon’s, who often complained about his inability to to make a commitment, even after 28 years and two children.
Fans of the show were teased at the end of last season, when Gene got down on one knee and proposed to Shannon in Belize. The couple has openly discussed their problems in public, and creating concern about the health of their relationship. Different viewers have expressed sympathy for Shannon, for Gene, and for neither (believing the whole thing is a ratings stunt).
In a recent interview with ABC’s Entertainment Tonight, Gene Simmons said “It is time for me to grow up…I’m 62. I’ve been doing a lot of wacky stuff for an awfully long time — the band, the thing, traveling around the world and all that. There’s nobody I’ve ever loved. There’s nobody I’ve ever said ‘I love you’ to. I even find it difficult to say ‘I love you’ to my mother, but I love Shannon with all my heart and all my soul and always will.”
The new season begins on Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on A&E.
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