Gene Simmons says he was a ‘jackass’ for years, wife Shannon forgave his ‘trespasses’

Gene Simmonsopened up exclusively to Us Weekly about his relationship with his wife, Shannon Tweed, and admitted she forgave him after he made a lot of mistakes.

“In the interest of full disclosure, I have been married for more than five or six years. For 29 years … I was a jackass,” Simmons told Us on Friday, May 18. “And it’s a family show and I don’t wanna say anything that moved. I don’t wanna say that. And the astonishing thing about women is … I don’t know why, but you forgive our trespasses over and over, every single day. Guys wouldn’t do that.”

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Musician Gene Simmons and wife, actress Shannon Tweed. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
381390 20: Actress Shannon Tweed and husband Gene Simmons of the band Kiss attend the premiere of Dr. Seuss'' 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' November 8, 2000 at Universal City in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 25: Musician Gene Simmons of Kiss and actress Shannon Tweed attending 57th Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 1985 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
(Original Caption) Arrival of Gene Simmons and of Shannon Tweed. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Shannon Tweed & Gene Simmons (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - MAY 21: Musician Gene Simmons and actress Shannon Tweed attend the Kaleidoscope Ball at 3LABS on May 21, 2016 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 08: Gene Simmons (L) and Shannon Tweed arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Godzilla' held at Dolby Theatre on May 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Musician Gene Simmons (L) of the band KISS and his wife Shannon Tweed (R) attend the 2017 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
Gene Simmons (R) and Shannon Tweed arrive for the Clive Davis & The Recording Academy's 2016 Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, California, February 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON / AFP / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Actress Shannon Tweed and musician Gene Simmons of KISS attend the First Annual Gala for The Children Matter.NGO on November 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 10: Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed arrives at the 'Oblivion' - Los Angeles Premiere at Dolby Theatre on April 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Gene Simmons, band member of KIIS, and wife Shannon Tweed attend the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers where their daughter Sophie Tweed-Simmons sang the national anthem July 11, 2015 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Gene Simmons and wife Shannon Tweed arrive at the 2012 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles January 11, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
WESTWOOD, CA - MARCH 22: Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed arrive at the premiere of Lionsgate's 'Power Rangers' at The Village Theatre on March 22, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 26: Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed attend the premiere of 'Rogue' at ArcLight Hollywood on March 26, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - MARCH 22: Model Shannon Tweed and musician Gene Simmons arrive for the Premiere Of Lionsgate's 'Power Rangers' held on March 22, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 29: Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed-Simmons attend 'The Children Matter', an exclusive charity event benefiting MATTER & The Starkey Hearing Foundation presented by Bridgehampton Benefit at Southampton Arts Center on July 29, 2017 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images for MATTER)
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He added: “I believe that women see the big picture. For one thing, you give life. We just work here. We can’t do anything. We can’t ask for directions, we can’t do that … We don’t understand the emotional component. We’re just not designed that way.”

The Kiss rocker, 68, and the actress, 61, tied the knot in front of 400 guests in Beverly Hills in October 2011 after 28 years together. They have two children together: Nick, 28, and Sophie, 25.

Simmons did not go into the specifics about his “trespasses,” but he admitted in September 2011 before he wed Tweed that he had been doing “a lot of wacky stuff for an awfully long time.” He previously claimed that he had slept with almost 5,000 women and had polaroids of every encounter.  In December 2017, he denied allegations made by a radio personality that he groped and made unwanted advances toward her.

The Moneybag soda creator also opened up to Us about his kids.

“I am the most blessed guy, I think, who ever walked the face of the planet. And Shannon and I have two wonderful kids, and you can’t call them kids. Nick is almost 29. Sophie’s 25. Nick, he doesn’t wanna talk about his height, but he’s 6-foot-8,” he explained, adding that Sophie is “the head of the family.”

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 14: TV personality Sophie Simmons arrives at the premiere of Amazon's 'The Neon Demon' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on June 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 14: TV personality Sophie Simmons arrives at the premiere of Amazon's 'The Neon Demon' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on June 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 14: TV personality Sophie Simmons arrives at the premiere of Amazon's 'The Neon Demon' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on June 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Musician Gene Simmons (R) and actress Sophie Tweed-Simmons arrive at Tower Cancer Research Foundation's 3rd annual Ante Up For a Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament and Casino Night at Sofitel Hotel on June 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
Sophie Simmons attends the Neon Demon Premiere, in Hollywood, California, on June 14, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Gene Simmons and Sophie Simmons attend the Tower Cancer Research Foundation's 3rd Annual Ante Up For A Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament And Casino Night at Sofitel Hotel on June 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harmony Gerber/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Reality TV Personaliu Sophie Simmons attends Lupus LA's Orange Ball: A Night Of Superheroes at Fox Studios on May 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 03: Actress Sophie Simmons arrives at the Premiere Of EPIX's 'Under The Gun' at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on May 3, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Reality TV Personality Sophie Simmons attends the 13th Annual Stuart House Benefit presented by John Varvatos at John Varvatos on April 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Reality TV Personality Sophie Simmons attends the 13th Annual Stuart House Benefit presented by John Varvatos at John Varvatos on April 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Sophie Simmons arrives at the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party held at West Hollywood Park on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Sophie Simmons attends The Cinema Society And Hugo Boss Host The Premiere Of IFC Films' 'Sky' at Metrograph on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Esther Horvath/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Sophie Simmons arrives at the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party held at West Hollywood Park on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Reality TV Personality Sophie Simmons attends the 3rd annual 'An Evening With Canada's Stars' at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on February 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Actress Sophie Tweed-Simmons arrives at the Inaugural World AIDS Day Benefit at Sofitel Hotel on December 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 07: TV personality Sophie Simmons attends the Children Matter.NGO first annual gala on November 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for The Children Matter.NGO)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Actress Sophie Simmons attends Sierra Club's Act In Paris, A Night Of Comedy And Climate Action at the Heath at the McKittrick Hotel on November 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16: Sophie Simmons attends the Peace Over Violence 44th annual Humanitarian Awards held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on October 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Actress Sophie Simmons attends the First Annual Gala for The Children Matter.NGO on November 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Sophie Simmons attends the Samsung Hope for Children Gala 2015 at Hammerstein Ballroom on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Samsung)
WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 04: Sophie Simmons arrives at the world premiere of 'Goosebumps' held at Regency Village Theatre on October 4, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Singer Sophie Tweed-Simmons attends DuJour Magazine's Jason Binn & Nicole Vecchiarelli Celebrate Jason Derulo Presented by Elite Daily, InList, Invicta & Trent Fraser at Avenue on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for DuJour)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 30: Sophie Simmons attends Republic Records 2015 VMA after party at Ysabel on August 30, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Republic Records)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Sophie Simmons attends UNITA's First Annual Gala Against Human Trafficking at Capitale on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 16: Sophie Simmons attends the 'Music On A Mission' benefit concert presented by Mending Kids at Lucky Strike Live on August 16, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Sophie Simmons attends the Just Jared's Summer Bash Pool Party 2015 on July 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
COMMERCE, CA - JULY 17: Sophie Simmons attends the Inaugural Wounded Warrior Amputee softball team charity gala at The Commerce Hotel and Casino on July 17, 2015 in Commerce, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Sophie Simmons arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Insidious: Chapter 3' held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Actress Sophie Simmons attends OK! Magazine's So Sexy Event at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on May 21, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 29: Sophie Simmons arrives at the 32nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards held at Lowes Hollywood Hotel on April 29, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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