Gene Simmons’ Wedding Photo Looks Surprisingly Normal
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed-Simmons finally got married, and now, they didn’t wed in full KISS regalia.
We shared Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed’s— sorry, Shannon Tweed-Simmons’— wedding invitation with you a while back; now, take a peek at the wedding photo! Gene and Shannon finally tied the knot last Saturday in a wedding that Shannon called “a giant jam session.” But you know what’s really surprising? Well, take a look, courtesy of People:
Gene looks… rather normal. Huh. I’m not going to lie; I’d kind of wondered whether rock royalty got married in rock regalia, but this turns out not to be the case. They get married in really nice suits like the rest of us mere mortals. Who knew?
Anyway, the happy couple celebrated at the Beverly Hills Hotel with 400 guests. Their daughter Sophie was Shannon’s maid of honor and their son Nick was a groomsman; both of the kids also showcased their own musical talent. Sophie, in fact, sang the song for Gene and Shannon’s first dance, Etta James’ “At Last.” (Which, by the way, I will now have stuck in my head for the rest of the day).
I’d also like to note that their dog, Snippy, was the ring bearer. Do with that what you will.
So is Gene still afraid of marriage? Nope! He told People, “It was a great evening of music and fun. I look at my wedding band and think, ‘What was I afraid of all this time?’”
Well, congrats, you two crazy kids. May you continue to have a long and happy life together.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.