Gene Simmons – Shannon Tweed Relationship On The Rocks?

The Gene Simmons family with Nick Simmons, Sophie Simmons, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed.

The first episode of Season Six of the Family Jewels reality show about Gene Simmons and his family showed Shannon Tweed walking out on Gene.

It is questionable if this really happened but was only a ploy to draw more viewers to the series.
Shannon Reaches Breaking Point
Everyone has their breaking point and apparently Shannon had hers in the first episode that aired on June 14.
Gene repeatedly told anyone who would listen including Shannon and his therapist, that he does not like being told what to do.
Shannon saw a photo of Gene posing with some girls he had brought along to a business meeting, while she and their children Nick and Sophie were waiting for Gene to show up for a family dinner.
Shannon Waiting For Sophie To Leave For College
It seems like that Shannon was waiting for Sophie to leave for college, to finally voice her opinions of Gene’s behavior. He says he is going to a therapist, but instead Shannon finds out he went to a movie.
Then he does go to the therapist to pacify Shannon, but he shows little remorse for his behavior while being questioned by the therapist. The therapist suggest that Gene bring Shannon to the next therapy session.
Shannon Walks Out of Therapy Session
Shannon agrees to go with Gene, but once inside the therapist’s office, Gene doesn’t seem to be serious about working out a resolution to their relationship problems and Shannon leaves in the middle of the session.
Gene returns home and finds Shannon has left. It will be interesting to see if Gene finally does something to heal the relationship or if he continues to look out of for No.1, with no regard for the other members of the family.
Real or Just More Hype?
At the end of the show, viewers can’t help but wonder if their relationship problems are real or only a way to hype the new series of Family Jewels.
My opinion is that it is real, because Shannon has the same tight-lipped expression she had on the show, when she has appeared on network TV shows hyping the new season.
Season 5 had 26 episodes. Wikipedia lists eight shows so far this season which brings the total episodes count to 123, but apparently there will be more added to the list as they are completed.
August 7 will be the fifth anniversary of the show.

Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

6 thoughts on “Gene Simmons – Shannon Tweed Relationship On The Rocks?”

  1. Here in Hollywood, you can read the casting notices seeking actors for that ‘Reality’ show, casting the parts of Gene’s therapist, accountant, etcetera.
    The only REAL thing with that show is they’re raking in as much money as they can, and that’s the reality, Gene the Jewish huckster can’t get enough $…

    1. Thanks JD for the info on the casting notices for Gene’s reality show. That tells me what I suspected that reality shows are not reality at all, but scripted to provide the most drama possible, so actors can give them more drama than real therapists, accountants, etc.

      I am wondering if his breakup with Shannon is real, but just a sham to fool the viewers. It is hard to believe that after 27 years of his foolishness, she all of a sudden tires of it.

  2. I don’t think it’s just a ploy. It’s obvious he has real issues and shannon has been putting up with him being totally absent from their lives for a long time now. The kids are finally old enough to be adults and realize fully what their dad is doing, and see how it’s hurting their mom and themselves. It’s easy to say that there were casting notices, but why didn’t the person put a link?

    1. Melissa, you may be right. I can’t see why Shannon put up with this behavior for so many years. I hope if it is real that they work this out so they can be back together, but not sure if Gene is serious about getting back with Shannon.

    1. It is difficult to like reality television when you can tell the shows are being manipulated to draw higher ratings, which means a show will likely be renewed making the producers even more money.

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