KISS front man Gene Simmons will marry his girlfriend of 28 years, Shannon Tweed, on October 1. The couple’s wedding invitation reveals they will exchange vows at the famous Beverly Hills Hotel.
Simmons’ proposal aired on the season finale of the family’s reality show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” in July.
The invite comes two parts:
The first part reveals the big-day details, requesting that “classy cocktail attire” be worn (even though the invite states, “We know some rock star attire will be worn”).
“Classy Cocktail Attire Requested, although we know some rock star attire will be worn,” the humorous card states.
The second part is a sweet message from the couple’s children, Nick, 22, and Sophie, 19. It pokes fun at their parents’ past feuding. It reads, “After 28 years of two loose strings, our parents have finally decided to tie the knot.” It goes on to say, “There will be no more Team Tweed or a Team Simmons but instead a Team Tweed-Simmons, and as annoyingly long as that is, we hope you’re on it”.
Simmons, 62, plays bass guitar in the band KISS (hits include “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock and Roll All Night”). Tweed has appeared in “Playboy” in the 1980s and has had starring roles in low-budget flicks like “Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death” and “Scorned”.
The two left viewers hanging on the season finale of their A&E reality show, “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels”, the KISS rocker popped the question while they were vacationing in Belize, an intimate and romantic moment that was the highlight of the show’s sixth season finale in July—and a pretty emotional capper, considering so much of the season focused on Simmons and Tweed’s volatile relationship. The show teased that Tweed’s response will be revealed when the A&E reality show returns Oct. 4.
But Simmons had figured a few things out by season’s end.
Gene Simmons’ longtime love slams him on TV.
“I come with so much baggage, but you’re the only friend I’ve got. You’re the only one I love…and you’re the only one I ever will love,” he told Tweed, who dissolved into tears before saying yes.
The wedding will go down just three days before the new season of Family Jewels is set to air. I’m sure A&E has carefully calculated the date, considering the entire season will lead up to the wedding. Simmons and Tweed should have just enough time to honeymoon, before the wedding drama leaks to the public. That’s all semantics, and we are thrilled for the wedding dress.