Gene Simmons proposes to Shannon Tweed
July 26th, 2011
12:29 PM ET

Gene Simmons proposes to Shannon Tweed

It looks like Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed have managed to smooth things over.

The longtime couple got into a tiff so nasty on "The Joy Behar Show" in mid-June that it won a spot on our list of the top 10 best interview "walk-offs." You see, Simmons, lothario that he's rumored to be, joined in a joke about his philandering ways, ticking Tweed off so much that she stormed off the set.

But in an upcoming episode of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," the KISS star is trying to put a ring on his love of 28 years.

As seen in a clip of the show, Simmons sets up a romantic scene with Tweed by heading to Belize.

He tells her, "I come with so much baggage, but you're the only friend I've got, you're the only one I've ever loved...I've never said those words to anybody. It's funny, I used to watch movies where they say I can't live without you, but for me it's true."

And then Simmons drops down on one knee as Tweed gives a gasp of surprise. Although she looks like she's about to shed tears of what we hope is joy, the clip ends before we get to see her answer. We've got an idea on how it all plays out, but you'd have to watch the episode tonight on A&E at 10 p.m. to find out.


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  3. Alex

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    March 17, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. Zarch

    She needs a rich old Jew to stay in the money.

    August 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kim

    Where are all these thousands of women? He is a softy.

    August 16, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Patrick

    what a bizarre, ugly couple.

    August 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bill

    its sharon's time, Gene your 60years old you have someone who will take care of you, you're a great rock/roll guy, however your an idiot if you want to live your final days alone....................

    August 9, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dr.James

    She's using him for his tongue.

    August 5, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. Guest101

    Oh for crying out loud...the woman's name is SHANNON!!! I could care less about the rest of it, but you people making your comments as though you have a freaking clue and you don't even know the woman's name is taking my OCD to a whole new murderous level...

    August 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. UpStateNYgal

    First off, the common law 7-year is a myth. And only 16 states recognize it – California is not one of them. Check it out on many websites. And it's only good in those states "if you hold yourself out" to be married – such as telling the community. They didn't. For whatever reasons they stayed together, kids, cash, whatever – it's their business.

    July 30, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. Miss Master

    It's about damn time!
    I guess most people are not realizing that not only is Tweed an awesome Mom and always stood by Her Man BUTTTT seems to me that she has also made herself a nice fortune.. Gene has always had a goal in life to do all that he can to take care of his Family financially, the family that Shannon taught how to LOVE!!
    Best wishes!

    July 30, 2011 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. a product of the 70's

    Gene appears to be a very nice person and Shannon is just so cute. They seem to have done a great job raising their kids... while it may have all been for the show, I am excited for their family and especially for Shannon. I am totally impressed by these two and their success together. I have been with my husband for 30 years. Married for 26 of those and believe me it hasn't all been a rock concert. I do enjoy this show and wish them all the best and cannot wait for the wedding. Gene is a generous man and best of all a PATRIOT! I love that most about him. Too bad all who come to our country couldn't express their love and appreciation for this GREAT LAND OF OURS like he does. I would love to just hang out with them for a day... they are genuine.

    July 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Pure Jealousy or A Gimmick for TV

    Tiger & Arnold & Jese James get caught...but a man who sleeps with thousands of women doesn't? He didn't cheat. It is simply a matter of his fame eclipsing hers and her resentment of that. She knowingly or unknowly is using the woman as an excuse. 28 years and NOW it's a problem? ok..sure Joan Rivers, I mean Shannon..sorry the plastic surgery messed w/ me.

    July 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dalmac

    Can anyone say Mrs. Joker. I mean my god can you pull your face back aliitle move please and you will be a spitting image of the Joker.

    July 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dave North

    Of course it made your Top 10 list; I'm sure Gene choreographed the whole thing with that in mind. Gene does NOTHING without a script.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Lois

    Love the show, can't help it, makes me giggle, laugh...They are cute together, she believes that she has so much time invested, but she loves him and he is an idiot if he didn't love her..She is always there for him, always and it isn't easy...being Gene............Disappointed because Shannon didn't answer his question yet, if he loses her, he is a big AZ

    July 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Somewhere in Indiana

    If she marries the bozo, she is an idiot. He will never change his behavior.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • LRoy

      No, she'd be an idiot if she said NO. If this is REAL (not staged as so many have claimed), it will be in all the regular normal media (Time, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, etc.). I know the rest of KISS will be at the wedding, would be nice if Diana and Cher was invited even if they declined), the rest of Gene's entourage. Who else?

      July 30, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
    • DrJames

      He's got a tongue and knows how to use it.

      August 5, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  18. Mark

    Hey Shannon, just a piece of advice. Don't get Gene's pic tattooed on your armpit.

    July 28, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • LRoy

      Or anywhere else, for that matter. Ouchy wow whah!! You were stupid enough to do that, right?

      July 30, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  19. Lavender Darwin

    So is she's the only one that he ever loved, he didn't love Cher or Diana Ross during his relationships with them?

    July 28, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • LRoy

      I'm sure he did, but obviously that kind of love wasn't the "I want to spend the rest of my life with you" love. I think this marriage business is to make the relationship official, legal and finally PROVES that he really loves Shannon (aka "Sharon").

      July 30, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  20. john

    She marry him an divorce, because his equipment doesn't work so well. How many idiots watched this garbage?

    July 28, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  21. Pat P

    I don"t believe that this season was staged . First of all they have to have loved each other to have raised two beautiful kids who have grown up to be solid grounded individuals. Gene is someone stuck in his ways who refused to change until he had no other choice. He realized he was about to loose the family he couldn't live without. Shannon is a gorgeous women who devoted herself to raising her kids and making a real home life for all of them. Do you think this happened by accident .No it takes is hard work and devotion to achieve that. She is not a gold digger by any means , if that were true she would have been gone ages ago. I think she was ready to stand up for herself and get what she probably wanted from the very beginning. She deserves to be happy and Gene knows this.

    July 28, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  22. WVLady63

    ITS ABOUT TIME GENE!!! SHANNON IS THE ONLY WOMAN WHO TRULY LOVES YOU OTHERWISE, SHE WOULD HAVE LEFT YOU 27.5 YEARS AGO! She is a classy lady and deserves a man with class.

    July 28, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  23. Piteee

    I think the whole thing is a set-up to get people to watch their show – from the interview walk-off to now...

    July 28, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Trezenia

      I totally agree, it's a publicity stunt! Maybe she will get a nice ring out of it, and then the marriage will never
      happen. Similiar to Brett Michaels and his common law wife.

      July 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Jango Davis

    So, after he nails half of the women in the western world, and he's an old man, he asks Tweed to marry him. How magnanomous of him. Then again, some women will do anything to get hitched to a bank account, just ask Hugh Hefner.

    July 28, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  25. Sheryl

    Its about time!

    July 27, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  26. PhilG.

    They have shared alot of life together-this is the smartest thing Gene Simmons has ever done.

    Great News for sure-Happiness to Both of You and Your Family

    July 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Shelley

    I love how none of you have even mentioned love. People stick around for 28 years out of love. Believe me, there is no other reason in the world to stick around on either person's part. They love each other and they love their children. It's obvious. Love isn't seldom if ever perfect, but it is one of the most powerful forces in the world. Whatever their motivations for airing this on television, I don't believe either of them are that good as actors. There was some powerful stuff on the part of their children as well. To set either person up as a villain is counter-productive. Regardless of what he makes or who he is, he is only human. So is she. So are their kids. Give them the benefit of the doubt and be happy for them at this time. One more American family is working on survival. Simply wish them well while they do.

    July 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  28. John_in_LA

    You guys are all crazy. It's all a publicity stunt. Even the show is mostly scripted. I walked into Bristol Farms in West Hollywood and they were in there with the crew shooting a scene (Bristol Farms is a high end Grocery Store). They would shoot the scene over and over, like a movie. Sure, they are a long time couple, but a lot of this drama is just to keep interest in the show and for publicity. They've been together for decades, the "walk off" on the talk show sounds very fishy. I don't doubt the marriage proposal is serious, I'm sure they are/will get married, Gene's too old to be sleeping around anyway, and she's been putting up with it for years, they are clearly made for each other.

    July 27, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  29. FU

    Media w hore + w hore = ?

    July 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Kathy

    Congratulations to both of them,,, she says yes!!!! Didn't you catch the ring during the show when they are sitting on the couch???? Hope they can enjoy themselves now together....Hope Shannon has a BIG beautiful wedding to out do anything Hollywood has seen.....

    July 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  31. bob

    Why don't you all grow up! First, forget about looks – do you all look gorgeous? Secondly, this is about a family, perhaps falling apart! Gene already took a polygraph, and has never cheated on Shannon since they have been together. Their kids are awesome, no druggies or alchies there.if any of you would bother to educate yourself, you would know that Shannon is a millionairre in her own right. She was a Playmate for Heff and had been in Hollywood for quite some time before Gene came into the picture. She is still earning her own money even though she has been a stay at home mom for years raising Gene's kids. He is a very educated man. He taught middle school in New York. He has a Bachelors in education. Speaks five different languages fluently and everything he touches turns to gold. In addition, no one can tell me that if they had been Gene's gf all those years that they wouldn't have done exactly what she did...Before you speak hurtful words, you should reallly educate yourself on the subject
    It would be wonderful if they got married. it's been one of the enduring themes of the show. Gene has dealt with a lot of demons, and much soul searching. Good for him. Can you all say the same? Not?
    Yes, marriage is just a piece of paper, but, during this stage of her life, things have changed. It happens to all of us, that are smart enough to admit it. Cheers to them both. Please don't even give a thought of all these negative idiots.Congrats to Gene and Shannon!!! I think Gene is finally ready to settle down!!

    July 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sheryl

      I agree with you 100% Bob.

      July 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jango Davis

      If you actually think Gene Simmons hasn't banged another women in the 28 years he's been with Tweed then I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you...

      July 28, 2011 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • gentlerain

      I couldnt agree with you more!!

      July 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  32. StandUpSpeakUp

    Of course she said yes. Didn't anyone see the rock on her finger as she was sitting on the couch commenting on their trip. Sheesh!

    July 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Karen

    Please, people mind your own business. It is one thing to have an opinion, but it is entirely another thing to be so crude and completely negative about any other persons life. God Bless Shannon and Gene Simmons. They have outlasted other couples.

    July 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  34. KelliG

    Shannon Tweed is the only woman in the world who could tolerate Gene's huge EGO, she is a strong enough woman to take him on and keep on going. I don't think there is another woman alive who would have stayed 28 years with him if she did not love him; I think fate wanted them to be together. And I believe they truly love each other.
    I'm sure the wedding issue was staged, but who cares. And by the way, how come none of Gene's 'girls' have come forward like Tiger's or Arnold's, kind of makes me think all those other women are just stories.

    July 27, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Erica

    Jay: There is no "Common Law" marriage in California, however the state will recognize a common law marriage that was established in another jurisdiction. She might be able to pull a palimony suit (a la Lee Marvin's ex girlfriend) but Marvin's ex DID NOT prevail. I would imagine Gene would just do the honorable thing if they split and pay her an allowance.
    As for whether or not she accepts, I saw last nights proposal and during the "couch conversation" portion of the show, you can see that she is wearing a ring. Personally, I don't think she should accept. Now, she can just walk away. After marriage, leaving is more difficult.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  36. mary/ nana

    I would like to say I admire both of you for putting your personal lives for the public. I want to tell you Shannon you have so much most women would be happy to have but do not push for a marriage . You and Gene has devoted 27-28 years to this relationship and you have 2 beautiful young adults. To have a commitment like you want my dear you already have. The trust is what I feel you are truly looking for. Paper is not going to keep Gene faithful. Gene you are about 61-62 what is this you need to grow up u r grown. What you need to say is you will be faithful and mean it. I can see the love you have for each other. With a marriage license will not make you love each other anymore then you do.. It is only paper. You made it this far without the piece of paper then why do you want to take the chance in ruining it . Please think about this. If Gene gives in then the love he has for you will diminish . You knew when you got together that in the line of business he is in you would have freaks wanting him. I will pray for y'all that you come to your senses and stop this foolishness.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  37. brian gokey

    i love this familly, the kids are so grounded! i gotta give it to shannon she did a great job with those kids, and gene i've come to feel like i know you so well and your a good man with a big heart! and i feel you did everything for your familly, i wish you were my dad! love you guys and wish you the world, from a poor disabled man in weymouth mass. i don't know if you read this stuff but i hope ya do if so e-mail me @ gokeybrian@netzero.com i feel like your familly and i'm your biggest fan!

    July 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  38. julie

    i think its great he asked shannon to marry him i wasnt a bg fan of kiss but i am a fan of the show an ifnyou watch the show even if they live together common law they still have to sign papers for that and also we only know what they tell us wat goes on behind close doors is their privite business its got to suck to be in the public eye all the time if you dont like it then dont watch if u do then watch the show and worry about yourself and whats wrong with your life

    July 27, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  39. the_dude

    Women will put up with a lot of crap as long as their shopping sprees are paid for.

    July 27, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  40. Nettie

    I love the show! I love the Simmons...all of them! I'm not so naive to think a lot of the show is not staged. I do not believe that Gene cheats on Shannon. They seem to be an "awesome, loving family, with all the good and bad that goes on in all families. Keep on Rocking! I would love a wedding invite! ♥.

    July 27, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  41. ReRe

    Sorry, need my reading glasses I was trying to say grounded!

    July 27, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  42. ReRe

    Gene and Shannon I watch the show and I am so happy for you guys. Doing the right thing is a big deal and I think your kids are some of the most respectful and most graounded that I have seen on a reality show great job!

    July 27, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • LRoy

      Even the kids have lost respect for their dad. THEY know right from wrong.

      July 30, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  43. lise

    gene did most of these girls when he was much younger,,,,,,,,u have more stamina & ahem maybe he had more time when they began the band this is what i have read & heard from books & interviews,,, wizardtroy

    July 27, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  44. Lise

    I wish them al the happiness in the world.His mom will plotz! The entire season might have been staged. It may not have been . Genes a workaholic w an amazing work ethic.Marriage is not an easy decision & this season reflects back on how his dad behaved. I may not have the best grammar or spelling but thats my pet peeve,,Does anyone know wheres a pic of her ring?

    July 27, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  45. TBURCHETT

    I THINK REAL OR FAKE THEY SHOULD GET MARRIED. WHO ELSE WOULD HAVE THEM. GOOD LUCK

    July 27, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  46. Sabine1969

    Shannon is a beautiful woman but WOW that picture of her is NOT flattering! Fire whoever did your lipstick, my dear. Anyway, Shannon was not only a Playmate but a soap opera star (Days Of Our Lives). She has money and her pick of men. Honestly, look at Gene Simmons. Pretty hard on the eyes, even if he is remarkably talented and super-rich. If she was only after money, she would have found a good-looking guy with money. Good luck to those two crazy lovebirds. Shannon, I loved you on DOOL.

    July 27, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  47. Ronnie

    II enjoy the show. I am really happy for their family Shannon deserves every thing. She made a wonderful mother!

    July 26, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Peace

    I wonder if they believe in long engagements. 28 years, perhaps? LOL!!!

    July 26, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Romantic Fool

    I can't believe how cynical everyone is. Maybe this was not staged, perhaps this is all true. Let's try to have a little faith. I am hopeful that Gene and Shannon do get married. A couple does not stay together for 28 years unless they are in love. Shannon is a great Mom and Gene is a good Father. Let's have a little faith.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  50. SpikedLemon

    Why don't you all grow up! First, forget about looks – do you all look gorgeous? Secondly, this is about a family, perhaps falling apart! Gene already took a polygraph, and has never cheated on Shannon since they have been together. Their kids are awesome, no druggies or alchies there.
    It would be wonderful if they got married. IMO it's been one of the enduring themes of the show. Gene has dealt with a lot of demons, and much soul searching. Good for him. Can you all say the same? Not?
    Yes, marriage is just a piece of paper, but, during this stage of her life, things have changed. It happens to all of us, that are smart enough to admit it. Cheers to them both. Please don't even give a thought of all these negative idiots.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  51. humanbean

    Look at those freakin lips! Shannon, grow old gracefully. You look like a clown

    July 26, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  52. The_Poorest_Man_In_The_World

    Two fools decked out with dollars all dressed up with nowhere to go........lol

    July 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Mojoman

    Why would anyone with average intelligence give a rat about anything Gene Simmons does? The boy has never had any redeeming social value whatsoever.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Amy

    As a fan of Kiss since i was 8 years old. (almost 40 now). Got to see them twice in concert.. Gene and Shannon Congratulations on your upcoming marriage.... Hope you continue on making your relationship work. its obvious you must be doing something right.. Again my congratulations to both of you... Kiss Forever

    July 26, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  55. The Ghost of Elvis

    Does anyone want to say a few words about Love? 'Cuz it's there, baggage and all.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  56. common law

    Quit calling her a gold digger....She is going to get half in a break up anyway.....28 years....This is a last ditch thing....She's going to say NO!

    July 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Noble9

    These guys are just actors. Gene Simmons is played by an ex-cabaret dancer from Jersey named Bernie Feltz. The real Simmons is retired and living in Cabo San Lucas. He's got an artificial hip and can barely walk.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Run Gene Run

    Gene, although you are the ugliest man on earth, you are still darned rich. You can have a lot of various young beautiful women. Shannon is totally worn out, and doesn't even look good after plastic surgery and with makeup on. Her face is a wreck and I imagine her VJJ is too. Run, dude, Run! Besides Hugh Hefner was there. GAG!!!

    July 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Nancy

    Any one ever heard of Palimony?. After a 28 year relationship and two grown chidren togther, I'm sure the so-called "gold-digger" will get a fair share of the earnings, etc. Personally, I think they love each and their children, who appear to be smart and well adjused. Shannon and Gene seem to make their relatinship work. What goes on hehind the scenes I of course do not know, but after 28 years and no reports of spousal abuse that I can recall, the world does not need to know what goes on in their real lives. "Good wishes in whatever you choose in regards to marriage, whiich seems to have lasted way longer than most marriages that include a ceremony and a piece of paper.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  60. judy

    I love them and hope they stay together. they have two beautiful children that are really nice kids. thanks to Shannon raising them right. Gene is a great Dad when he could be. Please stay together and get married. What the hell you may as well after all these years.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Loriann Azbell

    Their entire life is nothing more than a publicity stunt! My guess is they knew they were going to do this pretend proposal when they had their pretend spat on tv.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  62. me in cali

    Hey Jay I got news for ya pal common law marriage is NOT recognized in California

    July 26, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  63. sheri

    Shannon's been wearing that ring for WEEKS while trying to build up the suspence so no big suprise

    July 26, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  64. throwingstones

    I feel sorry for all the rubes that though this whole story was true! Gene Simmons is a greedy jerk. It just goes to show you that money can't buy you a personality. His wife got all her money taking off her clothes. She would never leave Gene...she's just as greedy.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  65. mwc

    It's show; she wants the ring and the money; she will say YES IT IS ;

    July 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  66. thedes1

    http://gumptionandnote.tumblr.com/- log on to this wonderful british blog for two commentaries on the death of winehouse and lucian freud

    July 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Mari Sioux

    Seriously? Where did half of you people learn how to spell? It's called spell check, firefox has a really awesome spell check application. I'm sure that, no matter how greedy you are, no self respecting person would lie about a fight of that magnitude. Splitting up is no laughing matter, especially for the sake of reality t.v. Relationships have their problems and half the people in the world have their heads shot so far up their butts to realize it.

    If anything, the public should be happy about his proposal. It's a special event, and should be treated as such.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  68. jbbw

    I want to take the whole thing at face value. If it's a scam I don't care. I hope they enjoy the wedding and what comes after. Good Luck!

    July 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  69. ladygman

    O.K. think about it. She walked off Behar in June, they probably had already taped the proposal and all that jazz by that time! It was all for publicity to try and buck up an uninteresting reality show. As has been said, Simmons is a businessman and they wanted to come up with a different angle–they thought it was edgy I'm sure. Having said that, they seem like a great family and have done a good job with their kids.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Mandy

    Thanks, for ruining tonight's episode.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Coolius Unroolius

    @dizu: You're right on about that: the people that bought into this farce are all a bunch of idiots. Send Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed to Afghanistan to hunt down landmines and send all their idiot fans along with them. Have them walk with linked arms in a row so that they can sweep areas. That way, each time one of these morons gets blown up, there'll be one less landmine in the world and one less loser.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Rick

    Shannon walking off the Joy set was rigged. CNN knew it and kept it in the "spotlight" with their 10 famous walkoffs to keep the buzz going. All we need now is Andy Kauffman back on the David Letterman show.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  73. BCee

    Sorry folks – no common law in California – and YES Shannon get what you can Mama, life is short and most men, as you know, cheat... I like Gene and Shannon, regardless of what they may do.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  74. LORI R

    Don't marry him!!! he is obviously an Ass****! This must be some kind of publicity stunt, I guess! If this woman (Shannon) has ANY SELF ESTEEM, she will not marry him ...BECAUSE>>>It won't get any better! Fair warning.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  75. dizu

    Gene Simmons has perfected his marketing skills for 30 years now... and this is one more indicator. I saw this a mile away not to mention you could actually see them acting. Besides, who goes on tv when your life is falling apart? Neither are the type to air their dirty laundry on national television. It was a stunt from the get-go and now they have the ratings they always wanted and newfound negotiating leverage with the network. It's pathetic that you all fell for it.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Mark

    With so much of this show being staged, this proposal is probably staged too to get viewers.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Moe

    Ya, for the simmons......The rateings are going to shoot thru the roof!
    As for the rest of you idiots who make the cash cow milk for the simmons and others involved in productions there,
    They would'nt do this if it wern't for CASH THAT WE'VE ALL GIVIN THEM; KUDOS TO ALL OF US
    PS, When is it my turn?

    July 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Yuck

    Gross

    July 26, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Coolius Unroolius

    It's funny how many (supposed) females post how happy they are for the couple. Women are doing themselves a disservice by not waking up and realizing that Gene Simmons is probably best used ground up into dog food along with his gross soon-to-be wife.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Coolius Unroolius

    @bologna: That comment about them not being able to breed was awesome! In a perfect world, most of the idiots that end up in People magazine of have their own reality shows would be sterilized to keep their tainted genes out of the gene pool.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  81. instant karma

    Shannon is an awesome woman; Gene will be one lucky guy if she says yes.....She deserves the privilege of being a wife(doesn't matter that it's a rock star) it is the father of her children rather the marriage lasts or not she deserves this respect for ever how long it may last, I for one think they can make it for a life time....I think Nick and Sophie are both awesome kids! Love their humor and voices Gene you're right Nick has it and so does little Sophie...Loved the visit back to Israel those kids did look like mini nick and sophie's too cute...God be with you...

    July 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  82. RPM

    Fake Staged garbage-television.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  83. brian

    Hey Gene Kizz my AZZ.......You Suck......

    July 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Jessica

    There are a lot of negative comments on here... but this is a BIG step for Gene. I can't wait to watch, and I only wish Shannon and Gene the best in life. Good luck and Congrats !!!

    July 26, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • LRoy

      Paul Stanley (also of KISS), is very happily married. Don't you think, deep down, Gene sees (off camera) how THAT relationship is going and get a clue?

      July 30, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  85. Coolius Unroolius

    KISS was fun ... when I was a kid. As an adult, and a bass player, I feel confident stating that Gene Simmons is a lousy musician and a boring sideshow freak. I just wish he'd get back into drugs and overdose ala Amy Winehouse, another poor excuse for a musician. Being rich doesn't make you a good musician ... it just means you're rich. I'd rather make my modest living while being a solid musician than be a public buffoon like Gene Simmons. Can't a bunch of idiot celebrities get together and form a suicide pact, including: Gene Simmons, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher, and the entire Kardashian family? I'd watch that on Pay-Per-View!

    July 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Archangel9312

    I love Gene & Kiss but I'm leaning towards stagged for ratings!

    July 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  87. sandi

    Gene you are the luckiest guy in the world. Just for your hair alone I wouldn't marry you. Ms. Shannon is rock solid, the thing that I love about yourfamily is your child are remarkable... the have avoided all negative press , so they must be great kids..... which I have to say is a reflection of there parents... I will give you some of the credit, but I think Shannon deserves most of it. You count your blessing.... and KISS the ground Shannon walks on....

    July 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  88. jason burdine

    dont do it gene its a trap,:::LOL::: congradulations to you both,your loyal fan forever

    July 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Chris H

    Dear God, save us from the narcissism that is Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed. That anyone would get on these message boards to defend them, or act like they know them, or even care people who are so self absorbed that they must have a show about themselves, is frightening.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Kristal

    These two are so ugly... worst crooked face lift ever on her, and he's just fugly, hair worse than Donald Trump...yuck O

    July 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  91. angie

    I agree instead plastic surgery you should of done something with your hair and Shannon what is your problem Your kids are grown you have money go out there enjoy your life and maybe find someone who really loves you and appreciates you not like this tool is he the only man on this earth ugh

    July 26, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Curious Why Negative

    You guys crack me up! Gene Simmons is such a great dad and a pretty good guy...or so it would seem on television and I don't think he is that great of an actor. He has been with the same woman all of these years and they have created a wonderful family that are not drug addicts or crazy weirdos hitting the clubs for fame. Both kids go to college, seem to respect their parents and are well rounded...most american kids should be so lucky. No gold digger here, just a nice lady who fell in love with a rock and roll guy that is a genius at marketing. Now he's marketing his best asset – his great family!

    Brilliant! Hope you say "yes", Shannon and live a happy life with your lovely family that you created together with Gene. Don't listen to the negative stuff.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sk Langdon

      DITTO!

      July 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • AB

      Look, people are complicated. He appears to be a great father. He's also been doing something right to keep Shannon from leaving. He's very bright. But he also has the reputation for being a complete tool who will do anything to make money. He seems to have no respect for women– Teri Gross from NPR said he was the worse interview subject she ever had because he tried to degrade her constantly. It's probably just to keep his image up, but at what price? Treating other people like crap? The show, similarly, is clearly staged, largely for his image. And it's said in the show that he'll do anything to make money too.

      July 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • bob

      He has been with the same woman, plus a 1000 others...

      August 2, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  93. Beth

    How OLD is this guy, anyway? Good grief, grow up! Gene Simmons acts like an immature twenty-something! And by the way, he is one of the THE UGLIEST men on the planet! Fix the hair, already!

    July 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  94. wendy

    Tweed would not get half of all Gene has aquired over the past 28 years. In addition, a guy like Gene would be smart enough to form corporations, LLC, trusts, etc to aquire everything.

    The only way anyone would get half of KISS is over Gene's dead body [god forbid].

    July 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  95. vgvgvgv

    finally Gene u ask u were sooo close to lose your family and keep goin wth dose chicks!!! jk

    July 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  96. mtlycru1

    I'm not sure about where they live (or have lived) but isn't there such a thing as a common law marriage? They have been together long enough. You all keep posting about her getting his money if they marry.....she can get it any time as long as they've been together. She knew what she was getting....but I ask you....can one man have really been with all those women or is it just spin for Gene. Let's line all the women up and have them testify that they've "been" with him. Hell, I've been in the same room with him several times......so I guess that means I've "been with" him too!

    July 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  97. bologna

    They might as well marry, they both look like frankenstein mated with the joker after their horrific plastic surgeries. At least they can no longer breed..

    July 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Spike Nails

    20 yrs ago a good woman said she would leave me if i did not change my wicked ways. I called her bluff and did not change she left. And i have never been able to find true love since and i have tried. So far that has been my biggest regret

    July 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Kissman

    You people don't really think Gene is cheating do you? He could easily..and you'd read about it the next day! He takes pics with chicks cuz it's his image, he's Gene Simmons!!! if he cheated on her one of those chicks would blab right away yet I have never even heard of it. He loves her, watch the show!!

    July 26, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • grasp of reality

      Tiger & Arnold & Jese James get caught...but a man who sleeps with thousands of women doesn't? He didn't cheat. It is simply a matter of his fame eclipsing hers (still daily to this day) and her resentment of that. She knowingly or unknowly is using the woman as an excuse. 28 years and NOW it's a problem? ok..sure Joan Rivers, I mean Shannon..sorry the plastic surgery messed w/ me.

      July 29, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  100. donna grannan

    Anyone with any common sense knows this is all staged, he is a great business man and she likes to spend money. She has known for a long time that he sleeps around but stayed with him anyway; she doesn't want to give up the mansion and all the money. You remember her boyfriend Hugh Hefner kicked her out of his over 25 years ago when he found out she was doing coke. Aside from all that I think all the plastic surgery she's had is going against her; she was so pretty once but now starting to look like "The Joker" from Batman

    July 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  101. drew

    Oh!.....they are desperate for ratings and to keep their show on TV.......desperation!

    July 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  102. g dog

    gold diggers do stay for 27 years if they want to keep living the good life.all she does on the show is just waste his money Once they get married shell wait a little bit before she files for divorce then she'll laugh all they way to the bank ha ha ha ha

    July 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Erin

    What most people don't realize is that, by law, they are already considered married. The ceremony isn't necessary and she could, very likely, take him for half of what he owns right now, as it is.

    July 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bunny

      google it...California is NOT a common law marriage state......several staes are..but California isn't one of them !

      July 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Bunny

    California is NOT a common law state

    July 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Chris

    Last I knew palimony was still enforced in Cali. Shannon deserves a nice settlement if she decides to say no. She was his wife in every sense. Gold diggers don't stay for 27 years people. I do hope they get married I think she is good for him. She has been a rock.

    July 26, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Kacey

    I watched a couple shows they were on when they were promoting this seasons show. It was so staged I almost wanted to turn the channel in embarrassment for them but it was bad I couldn't take my eyes off of the two donkeys.

    Make music Gene or go away.

    July 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • RPM

      Absolutely. I can't believe anyone is dumb enough to believe this is real. Oh wait, this is the USA. I guess I can believe people are this dumb........... look who they voted into the White House.

      July 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  107. paula tempest

    Sharon is not a gold digger, she really loves Gene. Gene is such a wimp at times he hates water, sand heights and Sophie really put him to shame at the Marine training camp. So he was supposed to sleep with all these women, during the 70's and 80's hey he's lucky he didin't get herperes or Aids. He is so in love with himself it's sad. Sharon is a real doll putting up with him all these years I hope she says YES WITH HER CONDITIONS

    July 26, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Penney Snyder

    Congrats to Gene and Shannon!!! I think Gene is finally ready to settle down!!

    July 26, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  109. fernace

    We all know why she's put up with him for so long! It's that tounge, "once you go long, you don't need a dong"! Lol! For real, y'all! BTW, Cali is the Palimony state, she's set no matter what she does.....but she just can't leave that tounge!!:)

    July 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  110. janet

    these two deserve each other!

    July 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Karmah

    He's an egotistical ass and she's a fool. Face it – they're stuck with each other. If they haven't broken up by now, they never will.

    July 26, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  112. jo

    If you were not happy before marriage .Then marriage will not make magically make you happy.

    July 26, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • portalpunk

      Yes it will, just ask JLO, or Arnold, or Sandra, or Eva, or Scarlet, or ....... Marriage is so great!!!

      July 26, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Karrie

    She must be recognized as a common law wife by now! Isn't that eight years and the courts would recognize her as such?

    July 26, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Sandy

    Jay- California is a commuity property state. Common law marriages are not recognized in California. she would need to be married to get half of the community assets.

    July 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe bassett

      If shewent to court afterall that time she could get a lot. Thoserock bands could easily make 150 million a year on tour. Cut that in half. Give each band member 20 million and You kow he has to have 100 million. I'd leave and find a stud.

      July 28, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  115. jillmarie

    Is it for show?! I always question these engagements dome on TV.

    July 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Chante

    Shannon, apparently u harbor a lot of resentment. u and gene decided to co exist and raise ur beautiful children. But you have developed Resentment, lots over the years, and it ONLY grows, never goes away. U better stay true to what ur inner voice is saying to do otherwise it's all for not!! Get ur dignity back , throw him OUT!!! Like u said "on to another chapter in my life." Forgiving him means placating him which also means " ah honey , don't worry, I'm black and blue but lucky u I don't value myself as much as I should!!! Still all about HIM.

    July 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  117. alecia

    Its about freaking time! Who else would put up with him? And dont forget, Shannon comes as a package deal with her annoying sister. Face it theyre stuck with each other!

    July 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  118. My02Cents

    They seem like a lovely family but most of the stuff on this show looks completely staged. I know if I was having relationship problems I would not want that broadcast to the world. And if she's so upset, why would she continue making appearances with him? I've got a feeling that we won't know Shannon's answer until the beginning of the next season. It will probably be the cliffhanger. Either that or else next season will be about the upcoming wedding. Hard to say...is this all a ploy to make it official and get ratings at the same time? Will they have her say no just to keep the drama going?

    All I know is that Gene Simmons is estimated to be worth $300 million. I've never met him & I'd marry him. She's put in 28 yrs, she would be a fool not to make it official.

    July 26, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • LRoy

      The question is, was that photo the straw that broke the camel's back as far as Sharon putting up with women on Gene's arms? If there wasn't a reality show, I'm sure there would've been no marriage proposal and she probably would've finally have left him.
      While I've got your attention, the episode with Gene visiting his family in Israel is the best all time favorite.

      July 30, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  119. Christopher

    Sorry. Should have read "the Demon"

    July 26, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Christopher

    From the guy who said years ago that he NEVER wanted to get married (I'm a KISS fan. We remember these things)>. Shannon must be incredible for the Deon to want a piece of paper and a (you pardon the pun) metal band to make it official.

    Assuming this isn't all staged.

    July 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • LRoy

      As the saying goes, "never say NEVER". He should've proposed years ago, and if Sharon-for whatever reason-refuses she ought to have her head examined. As a member of KISS Army, I'm sure you realize there are plenty of females who would've married Mr. Simmons in a breath if proposed by same.

      July 30, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
    • bob

      Of course it's staged . If he was really sincere and not putting it on for the show's ratings ,he wouldn't have done it with a camera crew present. They are so fake , It's amazing how many are stupid enough to watch the show.

      August 2, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  121. Courtny Like

    Don't sign a prenup whatever you do Miss Tweed.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Californua LAW . she gets half without a prenup, plus, right NOW she'd get half if they broke up and she took him to court, due to common-law marriage, they've been together for over 20 years, never broken up, plus two kids. LAW states she'd get half right now without there ever being a marriage, so he may as well stay with her and marry her, makes no difference money wise, HALF is hers no matter what!

      July 26, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Say What

    It's all part of the show. Gene is a very clever buisness man.
    I think Shannon knows what side her bread is buttered.
    They are a lovely couple with 2 good kids.
    Don't fix what ain't broke.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lori

      Well, if any of you would bother to educate yourself, you would know that Shannon is a millionairre in her own right. She was a Playmate for Heff and had been in Hollywood for quite some time before Gene came into the picture. She is still earning her own money even though she has been a stay at home mom for years raising Gene's kids. He is a very educated man. He taught middle school in New York. He has a Bachelors in education. Speaks five different languages fluently and everything he touches turns to gold. In addition, no one can tell me that if they had been Gene's gf all those years that they wouldn't have done exactly what she did...Before you speak hurtful words, you should reallly educate yourself on the subject.

      July 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Gillian Lane

    it's marry and not merry

    July 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • debbie

      already now with merry, they been together for 28 years with well educated kids so does this answer your question. its about time they got married, so leave them alone.

      July 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  124. MadCityBabe

    oh those two crazy kids.......I'd knew they'd work it out..........cheers!

    July 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  125. The Måd Råp3r

    Hes such a tool I can't even get my head around it. And I agree with ME that's its all totally staged.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  126. ME

    It's all staged. If the show "writers" are smart, Shannon will say no. Wait, if Shannon is smart, she'll say no!

    July 26, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • terri

      If she is really smart she'll said yes....so she can get half of everything if they would really go there separate ways.

      July 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • derrick

      Exactly. Simmons is a sharp business man. This made-up BS gets him all kinds of free publicity for the show. "Reality" TV has nothing to do with reality... why do people think it does? It's all about the dollars. This includes your evening "news" shows.

      July 26, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • LastDinosaur

      If she wanted to marry him, drop him, and run off with his money, she should have pressured for marriage a long time ago. In community property states (the most generous for spouses), you only get half of a spouse's post-marriage earnings. I could be wrong because there are probably still a lot of tacky KISS shirts being sold, but I'm thinking Gene's income is approaching its post-1975 nadir. Maybe she wants to off Gene and inherit everything?!

      July 26, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • jerry

      yep

      July 28, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  127. sunrisebeauty

    What I don't get with Shannon Tweed is WHY NOW??? You must of known what Gene was up to long ago.
    So you stayed with him because of the children.....now they are grown up and young adults. Now what are
    you going to do??? Merry him?? You finally got that ring on your finger, does that make it all better? Once a cheater
    always a cheater!!! Wake up Shannon. Your better than this. He wasn't thinking of you when he was doing her! Let
    him lose the best thing in the world, he doesn't deserve YOU.

    July 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • oleoleo

      Can't turn her back on a cash cow

      July 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • mom26

      Noochie, she's a common law wife, regardless if they get married or not. She can still take him to the cleaners regardless.

      July 26, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mama Tellie

      You guys are all morons. The crap about him with all those women is not true, at least not during the time he was with Shannon. The fighting last month was all to promote their reality show, to try to drum up some drama for the audience, as they usually don't have much drama on their show, certainly not as much as other reality shows. As for his age, he's almost 62, and she's about 55, so there's not much difference there. He's proposing now because he finally decided to do something that she wants. What does it matter to any of you why now, or what his hair looks like or what age he acts? He is an extremely famous rock n roll bass player/singer who is also an extremely successful marketing/business man. He has built his family an empire, and I suppose now he realizes that he's not getting any younger and the love of his life deserves her wedding. As far as Tweed being a gold digger, that's ridiculous and you should be ashamed. If she was, she surely would've left him years ago to find a man who was willing to marry, and preferably one that is more than 8 years or so older than she is. Honestly. Do any of you actually use your computers? Have you heard of google? Do you know anything about either one of these people?

      July 26, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • bob

      please learn how to spell. and that whole thing about them splitting up was just to promote the show. total b.s. its "Marry" him not Merry

      July 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      DID SHE HAVE TO SING A PRENUP???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

      July 26, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martin

      To Bob,
      Please learn correct grammar and punctuation if you are going to comment on someone's spelling. You do NOT begin a sentence with "and". Also, the correct usage is "it's", meaning it is, not just its.

      July 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skerik

      LOL, grammar nerds – y'all didn't even pick up "must of" instead of "must have", one of my biggest pet grammar peeves.

      July 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • somebody

      Gene Simmons has always cheated in Shannon. However Gene is staying with Shannon because she'll take him to the cleaners if they break up and Shannon's staying because well she's an idiot and loves the ugly guy. Must be his weiner and tongue keeping her with him. Gross guy. I bet he has a venereal disease. I just wish Shannon would cheat on Gene for revenge. Maybe she has!

      July 27, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Pedro

      I for one wish them the best. Gene has certainly cheated A LOT, but there was a semi-open understanding of this, as there is with a lot of rockers – especially those of his era. What changed was Shannon's willingness to deal with it. I think it will be hard for Gene, he has enjoyed the 70's rock lifestyle since, well, the 70's, but it's obvious he really loves her and he will attempt to do anything to stay with her. Good luck with being a good husband, Gene, and hopefully you can grow old with the love of your life.

      July 27, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • deborah

      me and my husband watched at 10 and at 11 AND WE NEVER HEARD AND ANSWER DID OR DIDNT SHE SAY YES OR DO WE HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER WK OR NEXT SEASON

      July 27, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • nelsonsmo

      No such animal as "common law wife" in the state of California. Maybe she would have a "palimony" case ala Michelle Triola v. Lee Marvin - but no common law in California period. Any one ever think maybe she really loves the guy - afterall, why would you stay with someone who has aged soooooo badly? Leave them alone. Let them figure it out. Either way, she won't come out of it poor. And, in my opinion, she deserves anything and everything she can get for bearing two (apparently great) kids and hanging in there for all these years.

      July 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • kl6226

      I feel "duped". Even though I knew where all this was going, I fell for it. They are such good actors, but to put their kids in the middle for "ratings" is wrong. I was impressed that Gene had lived such a "clean" life on the road and the family seemed to be so "normal", I have less respect for both of them now. Maybe their is some dysfunction after all. Gene loves the money!!!

      July 27, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fixer2010

      You misunderstand. Gene was a male ho prior to Shannon. She knows about his past. Gene has been faithful to Shannon. He has said so, and I for one, believe him.

      July 28, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • LRoy

      Well it's about BLOODY time! For better or worse, they should've been married in the first place, for Pete's sake! "Shacking up" is SO wrong morally. When they did the trailer for the show...I thought if Sharon didn't say yes, she ought to have her head examined. (Which I'm sure some of you are thinking anyway).
      You go, sister!

      July 30, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • LRoy

      I don't think it was "all made up" for the show, but they filmed the worst of it. Any moral-minded woman would've probably have cut his ball off and out (to put it mildly). I'm afraid there are many non-famous women (married or not) that have to deal with this every day and I feel SO sorry for them. Cheating affects the whole family, not just the two involved.

      July 30, 2011 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
    • GrammarCop

      To Martin – Actually, you can start a sentence with "And" if used correctly. Google it.

      July 31, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • jillejo

      It is MARRY not MERRY. And it is none of your business why she endured what she endured. The bottom line is, you watch and you care.

      How about a spelling lesson?

      July 31, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ruby

      'Merry' him? lmfao! I think she has likely 'merried' him repeatedly through the years. What a maroon!

      August 1, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Wizardtroy

    Ok to get laid but not with a guy who constantly brags about the thousands of women he did the BIG NASTY with over the years while on tour. I mean do you have that much time on your hands or what? Maybe one day his hoo hoo will fall off. Just like ozzy.

    July 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  129. dawn

    That was stupid and uncalled for.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Jango Davis

    I'm sure Tweed was thinking the same thing!

    July 28, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |

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