What do Mob Wives and Gene Simmons Family Jewels have in common? They are both reality television shows that have swept the nation. Both shows allow the viewer to get a sneak peak and sometimes in depth looks into the lives of these television stars that have opened their doors to the world. Not only do we get an up-close and personal look at the stars themselves but also their families, more specifically their children. After the show snags your attention, you cannot turn away. That is the beauty of reality TV.
In the sixth season of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, the Kiss rocker opens up about his 28-year relationship with Shannon Tweed and explains how he and Shannon believe in the importance of keeping kids in check as they have done so themselves.
Gene and longtime partner Shannon Tweed, a former Playboy Playmate have never tied the knot but have shared a life together for almost three decades. Together they share two children and have done a great job raising them. Their son Nick was born on January 22nd, 1989 and their daughter Sophia, just a few years younger was born July 7th, 1992. Some might ask how Gene is able to manage a relationship with Shannon and his children when the cameras are in the house at all times? Gene explains in a recent interview with Parade Magazine that it is important to be strict when raising children, “We’re very strict. You behave well because you’re not allowed not to. It’s as simple as that. There are no drugs, no booze, and no cigarettes because you’re not allowed to. You don’t talk potty talk because you’re not allowed to. The idea that kids slam the door to their rooms on these TV shows is the height of lunacy…negotiating with your children? Absolutely not,” he said.
Don’t forget to watch Gene Simmons Family Jewels, the show that has managed to stay around for a sixth straight season, to find out how Gene and Shannon have raised such a beautiful family.