KISS Frontman Gene Simmons Pops the Question to Shannon Tweed!

Everyone's favorite tongue-wagging rock star is getting married to girlfriend of 28 years

By Josh Grossberg Jul 26, 2011 3:10 PMTags
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KISS frontman Gene Simmons sealed his longtime love for Shannon Tweed with a kiss...and proposal.

The rock legend who once vowed he wasn't the marrying kind has—after more than 25 years of living together and raising two kids—finally asked the ex-Playboy Playmate for her hand in marriage.

And wouldn't you know…the touching moment just happened to be caught on camera for their A&E reality series, Gene Simmons' Family Jewels!

Here's how it went down:

Simmons, 61, and Tweed, 54, were vacationing in Belize when the fire-breathing KISS bassist opened his heart and proclaimed that she was the one for him (it only took 28 years).

"I come with so much baggage, but you're the only friend I've got. You're the only one I love...and you're the only one I ever will love," Simmons told Tweed. "I've never said those words to anybody. And I don't ever want to...funny, I used to watch movies where they say I can't live without you, but for me it's true."

Playing to the cameras? Most likely. But no matter. Not one to shy away from grand gestures, Gene gets down on bended knee and proposes, prompting tears from Shannon, though no word whether she says yes.

Simmons subsequently announced the about-face on Twitter, linking to a teaser clip (above) and writing, "Tomorrow night I put Shannon before everything."

Okay, so it was a shameless plug for the season finale, which airs tonight at 10 p.m. But will it produce ratings?

The couple have made their marital woes the central headline this season, kicking things off in June with the actress acting disgusted by Gene's ongoing flirtations with other women while the two were making the publicity rounds. The discord culminated in Tweed storming off the set of HLN's The Joy Behar Show during an interview and talk of the couple going their separate ways.

So tune in to see if they can put Humpty-Dumpty back together again.