Gene Simmons was born in Haifa, Israel in 1949 and is the only child of his mother, a German Nazi Concentration Camp survivor.
He has always attributed his ethics, morals and drive to his mother’s notion’s about life. “Every day above ground, is a good day,” his mother is apt to say. Every day above ground, indeed.
He came to America at eight and a half years of age.
He graduated State University (NYSU) and City University (CUNY) and got a Bachelor of Education degree.
He taught sixth grade in Spanish Harlem in New York City.
He then became the Assistant to the Director of the Puerto Rican InterAgency Council, a government funded research and demonstration project.
He worked at Glamour and then at Vogue, as the assistant to the editor, Kate Lloyd.
Gene speaks a few languages: English, Hungarian, Hebrew, German and is getting better at Japanese every day. At present, he is becoming fascinated by Mandarin Chinese and has every intention of becoming fluent in it.
He has had live in relationships with Cher and Diana Ross.
Gene Simmons lives in Beverly Hills, California.
After 28 years of Happily Unmarried Bliss, Gene and Shannon Tweed got married on October 1, 2011 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The wedding was filmed for Gene Simmons Family Jewels.