Gene Simmons, 73, is greater than only a well-known rockstar. Gene is the proud father of two kids, son Nick, 33, and daughter Sophie, 30, who simply bought engaged. The Kiss frontman shares his youngsters together with his spouse, Canadian actress Shannon Tweed, 65. Gene and Shannon began relationship in 1983, however they didn’t get married till nearly 30 years later. Both Nick and Sophie have been current for his or her dad and mom’ lavish 2011 Beverly Hills wedding ceremony.
Gene’s kids have discovered success of their respective careers and have made their dad so proud. Nick is a author and Sophie is a singer-songwriter. Here’s every thing you want to find out about Gene’s youngsters.
Nick Simmons was born on January 22, 1989, six years after his dad and mom began relationship. He grew up in California and appeared on the their household actuality present Gene Simmons Family Jewels, from 2006 to 2012. Nick attended Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif. and graduated in 2011 with a level in English Literature. After school, Nick started his profession as a author and located success in comedian e book writing. He created his personal three-issue comedian e book, Incarnate, and a preview of the comedian was introduced on the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. Nick’s comedian was revealed by Radical Comics that August.
But in February 2010, Nick was accused of plagiarizing to create his comedian. According to Comic Book Resources, Nick allegedly stole character designs, plot segments, dialogue, and extra from different Japanese manga comics, together with the favored comedian collection Bleach. Nick ultimately addressed the controversy in an announcement, saying, “Like most artists I’m impressed by work I like. There are sure similarities between a few of my work and the work of others. This was merely meant as an homage to artists I respect, and I undoubtedly need to apologize to any manga followers or fellow Manga artists who really feel I went too far. My inspirations mirror the truth that sure elementary imagery is frequent to all manga.” Production and distribution on Nick’s comedian was halted as a result of accusations.
Nick has most lately labored as a author for The Huffington Post. He additionally performs as a musician right here and there and recently performed with the Australian rock band Wolfmother. Nick has carried out voice-over work on Robot Chicken. He just isn’t married.
Sophie Simmons was born on July 7, 1992. Like her brother, Sophie appeared on the Simmons household’s A&E actuality present from 2006 to 2012. Sophie adopted in Nick’s footsteps and attended Pitzer College in California, the place she performed volleyball and studied laptop engineering and non secular research. Sophie fell in love with singing at a younger age because of her dad. She instructed People in 2018, “I used to be all the time writing songs my complete life, however it wasn’t one thing I thought of doing as a profession simply because it was what my household did, and I didn’t need to be in contrast. I needed to be my very own individual. But you may’t assist what you’re passionate [about].”
Sophie auditioned for season two of The X-Factor (within the U.S.) and made it to the Bootcamp spherical. Her first single, “Kiss Me,” got here out in 2015. After collaborating with the DJ duo Yellow Claw, Sophie dropped two extra solo songs in 2018, together with the one “Black Mirror” which was impressed by the tv present. “Black Mirror” is Sophie’s most profitable track so far. She’s launched quite a few singles over the previous few years together with her new track with Alan Walker.
In June 2022, Sophie bought engaged to her boyfriend James Henderson on a household journey to Zurich, Switzerland. The “Lovesick” singer shared a black-and-white picture of her engagement ring to her Instagram, along with her fiancé holding her hand. “This is the time,” she wrote within the caption.
Sophie’s household was completely overjoyed that she bought engaged. Her mother Shannon Tweed posted a photo of Sophie and her fiancé on the finish of the “good day,” with each Sophie and James trying drained. Sophie additionally had her ring on show within the picture. Nick additionally congratulated his sister and posted the picture to his Instagram Story, with the caption “oh hey take a look at that,” in addition to a video of him giving a toast to the newly engaged pair.
But Gene has admitted he has combined emotions about his daughter getting married. “I’m not prepared,” the well-known musician mentioned in a latest interview with Page Six. “One second, she’s only a pair of cheeks with little legs strolling round. Next second, she’s a grown girl I’m not prepared. But it’s occurring. She’s getting married, and he’s an excellent man,” Gene added.
Gene confirmed that Sophie’s wedding ceremony will happen in February 2023. “She’s going to make an sincere man out of him,” the “Love Gun” hitmaker additionally mentioned. “And he doesn’t know what he’s in for as a result of Sophie wears the pants there. He’ll discover out.”