Kiss frontman Gene Simmons and his long-term partner Shannon Tweed had a very public airing of their dysfunctional relationship on live TV this week.
The pair were on The Today Show promoting their reality series when a tactless joke from Gene prompted Shannon to tell him to "f--k off" and walk from the set.
"He's a pig and I don't like it", said Tweed as she removed her microphone. "I'm tired. I'm tired of his life."
The singer is renown for his philandering with women, despite having a relationship and children with Shannon. This transcription from HenneMusic highlights the apparant bitterness between the couple:
"It sounds like you have been together a long time", said Behar [the presenter] "and you [Gene] have your philandering ways, is that what I'm hearing?"
Behar: "Is it true, Gene?"
Simmons: "There have been."
Bahr: "Are there any now?"
Simmons: "Not right now."
Behar: "Not right this minute because you're here."
Tweed: "In what, the last month, would you say"
Behar: "In the last month?"
Ouch. The deal-breaker came when Gene jokes that his penis wasn't doing so well, hinting at the amount of sex he has had, prompting Shannon's exit from the set.
Is this a real relationship breakdown, or exploitation of the media to promote their show? Decide for yourself in the clip below.