Gene Simmons is a rock god, and he knows it. The KISS bassist, nicknamed the Demon after his makeup-clad stage persona, has been playing guitar since he was 13 years old. He’s toured the world with his bandmates for decades and has made millions of dollars in the process.
He also happens to be one of the most famous people in America—and a dad! His daughter Sophie revealed her engagement on social media just days ago, so we asked him what he thought about that big news. These past few years have been a major one for Gene Simmons. The Kiss bassist got engaged to his girlfriend Beth, and now his daughter Sophie is engaged as well!
‘I’m very proud of her and happy for her,’ Gene told us at the launch of his new book, ‘On Stage: A Memoir Of 40 Years Of Performing’. ‘She has a great relationship with her husband-to-be, who I think is fantastic too. He works with kids with disabilities so it’s on fire right now.’
Gene Simmons Reflects On Daughter’s Marriage
The KISS rocker, known as the Demon, took to Twitter to express his excitement over the upcoming nuptials. My daughter Sophie is engaged! The father of all four of my children has finally found someone who loves him and his kids as much as I do — he’s a lucky man!! Congratulations @SophieSimmons !!!’ he wrote. Gene Simmons is taking his daughter’s engagement news in stride.
Gene Simmons was born on August 25, 1949, in Haifa, Israel. He is the son of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants. His father worked as a mechanic and his mother was a housewife. He grew up in a Jewish community and his parents were holocaust survivors who came to Israel after World War II ended. Congratulations to Sophie and James. We can’t wait to see what’s next!