Gene Simmons sets wedding date after 28 years

Gene Simmons of rock band Kiss has finally asked his fiancé to marry him; some 28 years after the pair started dating.

According to the MailOnline, Simmons will marry Shannon Tweed on October 1st.

A high-profile union such as this may influence long-term couples in the UK to finally break the ‘forever engagement’, choose a venue for the wedding reception and marry themselves.

Simmons proposed to the former Playboy Playmate on the season finale of his reality TV show, ‘Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels’. The series follows the lives of the family, which is made up of 62-year-old Simmons and 54-year-old Tweed. Their children – Nick (22) and Sophie (19) – also play a starring role.

During his proposal in Belize this July, E! Online quoted the rock star as saying: “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.” Tweed is said to have burst into tears shortly after.

Their children were also emotional about the union. They released a card that described the pair as a couple of “loose strings” coming together.

“There will no longer be a Team Tweed or a Team Simmons,” it said, “but instead a Team Tweed Simmons, and as annoyingly long as that is, we hope you’re on it.”

Before meeting, the soon-to-be-wed couple had a string of high-profile romances with other celebrities. Simmons was known to have dated both Cher and Diana Ross, while Tweed had a brief relationship with Playboy magnate, Hugh Hefner.