You would be hard-pressed to find anyone that didn’t know of the rock band KISS. Love or hate them; they are a part of rock ‘n roll history that can’t be forgotten.
One of the members of the band is 71-year-old Paul Stanley. He was the frontman of KISS, but he is also a dedicated father and husband.
Stanley has three children. With his current wife, Erin Sutton, he has 14-year-old Sarah and 16-year-old Colin. He also has a 28-year-old son, Evan Stanley from his first wife.
He couldn’t help but post on Twitter after taking a picture on a family vacation. It was with his youngest daughter, and he said: “Family vacation! My beautiful Emily brightens the day even more!”
Family vacation! My beautiful Emily brightens the day even more! pic.twitter.com/bF3ZDBHL6i
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) March 28, 2023
He has always been reserved when it comes to his personal life. In 2018, he spoke out about the profound effect becoming a father had on him.
He said: “I went through quite a bit of life wondering what life was about and it just seemed like perhaps at the end of the day it didn’t mean much because we go through our lives and then we’re gone.
“With each of my children, all of which I either helped to deliver or pulled out or did all kinds of participation, it became clear to me that we only die physically because we are the product of the generations before us and we live on in the generations after us,” he added. “The children we create ultimately are the voices of us in the future.”
He went on to say: “We’re given these blank slates and we get to write whatever we want on them. So whatever time we put in and the effort we put in is what we get out.”
In another interview with Howie Mandel, he talked about his children and being a father. He discussed it in light of his upbringing and experiences.
“I was baffling to them. I was running around in tights and high heels with white makeup and putting a guitar between my legs. So, to begin with, I was a bit strange. But I think it was a little hard on them. I think it was a little hard on my dad.”
“I think it was a bit difficult for my dad to see my success when success eluded him. Look, people aren’t perfect, and my parents certainly weren’t perfect. I think it was tough for my dad because instead of looking at my successes, and seeing that he was a part of it, my dad thought of it as his inadequacies.”