Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed set wedding date after 28 years

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Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed have a date to get married -- finally. The KISS singer and the former Playmate have been together for 28 years and have two children.

Invitations to the Oct. 1 wedding, sent out under the kids’ names, contain art by Nick, 22, and a nontraditional message from Sophie, 18: ‘After 28 years of loose strings, our parents have finally decided to tie the knot.’


‘Our mother will share our horrendous hyphenate of a last name and our father’s life ... well, it doesn’t change that much.’

The invite isn’t all rock-star bravado, however. Teasing to the formation of ‘Team Tweed-Simmons,’ it continues: ‘We will be united as a family in title and spirit forever.’

Simmons is 62 and still touring with Paul Stanley and the current incarnation of KISS; Tweed is 54.

Simmons’ proposal in Belize was naturally captured by reality-TV cameras for A&E’s show ‘Gene Simmons: Family Jewels,’ which rolls its seventh season starting Oct. 4.

So much for Simmons’ ’happily unmarried’ lifestyle. Makes it look like Poison frontman Bret Michaels, after 16 years and two kids, practically rushed into things with Kristi Gibson, no?


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Reuters contributed to this report.