Barry Manilow Reveals Sexuality at 73



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Soft pop legend Barry Manilow has confirmed he is gay and revealed why he kept his sexuality a secret.

The 73-year-old also revealed he has been secretly married for three years to husband, Garry Kief, who has been his manager since the late 1970’s. The couple have been in a relationship for nearly forty years.

In a candid interview with People, the beloved Mandy singer said his fans were the reason he kept his sexuality a secret all of these years telling the mag, “I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay. So I never did anything.”
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Although rumors have swirled for decades concerning Manilow’s sexuality, the star was briefly married to Susan Deixler in the 1960’s.

After the interview Manilow took to Twitter to thanks his fans, tweeting, “Thank you to my fans for the year’s of support. My story is out and I look forward to many more years of sharing my music.”

Of his husband, Manilow told People, “He’s the smartest person I’ve ever met in my life – and a great guy, too”.