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Troubles continue for Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed

The tough times for Gene Simmons and his longtime love Shannon Tweed are far from over, at least if Tuesday night’s episode of “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” is any indication.

Tweed visited the rocker while he was on tour, but the backstage banter proved the visit was more about family obligation than putting the pieces back together.

“You know what room number I’m in?” a fully costumed Simmons asked, hoping Tweed might join him back at the hotel.

“I don’t know what room number you’re in,” she answered quietly. “But I know what room my daughter’s in. I’m going to go bunk with her.”


If anyone thinks the tension between the two is just about that now-infamous photo Tweed spotted online in the first episode of the season — the one featuring Simmons with two unknown women at his side — think again. In a recent interview with Canada’s Postmedia News, Tweed set the record straight.

“I don’t care about pictures. I care about real people,” she explained. “It’s when things become real that it pisses me off. I wish someone had let me know it was an open relationship. If I’d have known, I’d have been doing the same thing. But he didn’t let me in on the secret. That’s what makes me the angriest.”

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