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Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed’s TV Drama Goes Beyond “Family Jewels”

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After 28 years of living with KISS singer Gene Simmons, it seems like Shannon Tweed -- former model and mother of his two children -- might have finally had enough. During the couple's appearance on The Joy Behar Show, the rocker made a comment that seemed to seriously irk his lady. At that point, it appears Tweed decided she couldn't stand her longtime partner another moment, so she got up and left the studio.

[Video courtesy "The Joy Behar Show"]

And while speaking to Kathie Lee and Hoda on "Today," Tweed mercilessly skewered the Kiss bassist every chance she had. And when asked specifically about their future, Tweed said, "It's not looking great."

 

Their palpable tension seemingly stems from an incident depicted on the last episode of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" where Tweed confronts her longtime lover with a photo of two ladies hanging on his arms that was posted on TMZ. Of course, it's wasn't just the one photo that did it: Simmons has claimed to have slept with literally thousands of women. Tweed, in her own words on the reality series, is "sick of hearing it, sick of seeing it and sick of living with it."

For his part, Simmons claims he had never met the women in the TMZ photo before and that they were only involved in a business dinner, a claim Tweed dismissed with a curt "oh, please" on "Today."

Yikes. It sounds pretty serious, but for now the former model/actress and the rocker aren't laying their cards on the table: When directly asked about the status of their relationship, Tweed wouldn't give a definitive answer; the two of them do have a TV show to promote, after all, and you can't very well spoil the outcome if you want people to tune in, right?

Simmons himself has been uncharacteristically quiet, even tongue-tied, during these interviews, denying the photo is indicative of any philandering on his part, but clearly also unhappy with the way things are going.

As for Tweed, she didn't mince words when she described their relationship: "It's pretty much unraveled," she bluntly stated. They might have 28 years of history, but according to Tweed, "those last two [years] were a b----."

Although the whole thing could be a stint to drum up interest in their reality series, it sure doesn't sound like the future is looking bright for the long-time couple. 

[Photo: Alexandra Wyman/WireImage]

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