KISS Rocker Gene Simmons Marries Girlfriend After More Than 20 Years

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After decades of holy unmatrimony, KISS rocker Gene Simmons has married his longtime girlfriend, actress Shannon Tweed, according to the veteran musicians publicist.

Publicist Dawn Miller offered her congratulations to "the new married couple" on Facebook. Israeli-born Simmons and Tweed have been a couple for more than 20 years, and their engagement announcement last month came as a surprise to many fans.

People magazine reported that the couple exchanged vows they wrote themselves. The magazine said about 400 guests attended the Saturday evening ceremony outside a Beverly Hills hotel.

The 62-year-old KISS bassist and the 54-year-old Tweed have two children. The entire family stars in the reality show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels", with its sixth season premiere on Tuesday at the A&E network.

Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed.Credit: AP