Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed.
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Gene Simmons of KISS will marry his girlfriend of 28 years, the actress and former Playmate Shannon Tweed, in an October ceremony, his representative said Thursday.
The wedding will put a traditional twist on a decidedly untraditional relationship between the hard rock icon and the model that, since 2006, has been chronicled in the reality TV show Gene Simmons: Family Jewels on A&E.
The Israeli-born Simmons and the Canadian-born Tweed have two adult children together, Nick and Sophie.
Gene Simmons, 62, plays bass guitar and sings in the band KISS, which had hits with the songs “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock and Roll All Night.”
Tweed appeared in the pages of Playboy magazine in the 1980s and had a number of starring roles in low-budget thrillers.
Simmons proposed to Tweed in Belize, in a moment that was captured by cameras for their A&E reality show.
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