2011 Gene Simmons Finally Marries Shannon Tweed
After 28 years and two children together, Gene Simmons (62) and Shannon Tweed (54) finally get married. Their wedding song is “At Last,” sung by their daughter Sophie.
The wedding takes place at the Beverly Hills Hotel, with about 400 guests on hand, including Hugh Hefner and Simmons’ Kiss partner Paul Stanley, who is in the wedding party.
Before agreeing to marry him, Tweed, a former Playboy model, insisted that Simmons burn his legendary collection of nearly 5,000 Polaroid photos taken of groupies over the years. For the famously philandering Simmons, it’s a big step, but one he’s ready to take. “I had a come-to-Jesus moment,” he says. “Am I gonna die alone surrounded by strippers, or do I die surrounded by my loved ones? So, I decided to marry her.”
The wedding is later broadcast on their reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels.