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Things Are Still Far From Good Between Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 20th 2011 3:35AM
'Gene Simmons Family Jewels'Things are still very tense between Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed. Even though she did stop in to see him on tour, along with their kids, the tension backstage when the two met was palpable on 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' (Tue., 10PM ET on A&E).

Simmons seems unsure of what to do to win her over, but we're not sure he's even fully grasped what he's done to be on the verge of losing her. He may understand on some intellectual level, but at a visceral gut level he doesn't seem to fully comprehend her position.

Tweed was there for him in person, but she was hardly there emotionally, and barely there at all. There were long moments of silence. When Gene asked her to stay and have lunch with him, she was quiet. She did not want to go back to his room with him, but did stay with their daughter.

There may yet be hope for this couple, and if the relationship is saved a huge thanks will have to go from both parents to their children. Both kids have really stepped up as mediators and have given the tough love when needed to help steer their parents down a path of honesty and self-reflection. Next week is the season finale, so we'll see where they leave us.

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Cindy

I saw the episode last night and thought that all three members of his family were quite indignant to him -- in fact, they all went overboard with the schlacking that they gave Gene.
Ummmm, Shannon -- you knew 27 years ago that Gene was part of a HUGE rock band, and lived years with him on knowing what that involved. Did you just have an epiphany on the groupies, flirting, etc.?! Come on!
Sophie---He's your dad and your attack on him didn't fair very well. You're still young so you haven't experienced much in life, but just remember, he'll always be your dad and I think he's doing a damn good job -- look how you turned out? Your mom probably had the most to do with that (as a lot of mothers do), but his responsibility was to make sure you grew up in an environment that was safe, secure and loving; and I think your dad scored big on that part of his role.
Nick -- He was really the only one that didn't attack Gene as much as the girls, and wanted to understand both sides of this difficult situation.
Last word -- cut Gene some slack -- he's trying!

July 21 2011 at 9:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply