Gene Simmons Marries Longtime Partner Shannon Tweed
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed were apparently in no hurry to make it official — they only waited 28 years. Sunday night, though, was their big night, as they said their vows at the Beverly Hills Hotel in front of their two children — Nick, 22, and Sophie, 19 — and nearly 400 guests including Hugh Hefner, Bill Maher and the members of Simmons' band KISS, People reports.
Hefner, who dated Tweed in 1981, tweeted about the big event. “The Gene Simmons-Shannon Tweed wedding was a very romantic, family affair,” Hefner wrote on Twitter. Maher also sent out positive signals from his Twitter feed. “At the Gene Simmons-Shannon Tweed wedding – a dog just walked down the aisle ahead of the bride so its a good start,” he tweeted of the ceremony.
Simmons, 62, proposed to Tweed, 54, in July — a moment that aired on the season finale of their A&E reality show, Family Jewels. “I come with so much baggage, but you’re the only friend I’ve got,” Simmons told Tweed while on vacation in Belize. “I used to watch movies where they say, ‘I can't live without you,’ but for me it's true.”
The wedding will be featured on the premiere episode of Family Jewels, which airs Tuesday.
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