Gene Simmons’ Longtime Love Shannon Tweed Slams Him On TV
June 13, 2011
It’s no secret that Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is a ladies’ man (he’s supposedly slept with about 4,600 women), but his free-loving ways may have finally cost him big.
In a tease for the new season of “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” which premieres on June 14 at 10 p.m. on A&E, it appears that his long-term relationship with the mother of his children, former model Shannon Tweed, is on some seriously shaky ground after she sees a TMZ photo of him with two ladies on his arm. And the couple’s appearance on “Kathie Lee and Hoda” Monday morning seems to confirm serious trouble for the union.
Before the interview even started Kathie Lee said, “It’s tense in the studio. … You’re in deep pooky, Gene.” A clearly unhappy Tweed then called the last two years of their 28-year relationship “a b—-.” Things spiraled downward quickly from there, with her admitting that the union “has pretty much unraveled” and slamming the rocker every chance she got….
But is Simmons ready to give up on the relationship as well? Last week on “Chelsea Lately,” as the host questioned him mercilessly about his cheating ways, he called Tweed “the most wonderful woman who ever walked the face of the planet” and admitted “I need Shannon in my life. I need her to fix what’s wrong with me.”