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Gene Simmons to Marry Girlfriend of 28 Years

Kiss rocker's proposal will air on his A&E reality show

July 27, 2011 4:20 PM ET
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed engaged
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed
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After 28 years together, Kissbassist Gene Simmons and his Playboy Playmate girlfriend Shannon Tweed may finally make it official.

On Tuesday's season finale of the couple's A&E reality series, Gene Simmons' Family Jewels, the rocker, 61, gets down on bended knee to propose to the mother of his two children.

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"I come with so much baggage, but you're the only friend I've got. You're the only one I love...and you're the only one I ever will love," Simmons told Tweed during a recent vacation to Belize, according to advance show excerpts obtained by E! News. "I've never said those words to anybody. And I don't ever want to...funny, I used to watch movies where they say I can't live without you, but for me it's true. Please marry me."

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While fans will have to wait until Tuesday's episode to see if Tweed, 54, accepts, the rocker's proposal is a definite deviation from his earlier views on marriage.

"Marriage means nothing to me. Happiness means everything," he once said. "All I see in marriage is a lot of desperately unhappy people."

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On Twitter Monday, both Simmons and Tweed played coy as to if they're engaged, though Simmons did post a telling message, proving that his love for Tweed is stronger than ever.

"Tomorrow night I put Shannon before everything," he wrote in reference to his TV proposal.

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