Barry Manilow discusses coming out & marrying his partner in rare interview

Barry Manilow discusses coming out & marrying his partner in rare interview”

Barry Manilow is talking about his personal life for the first time in more than 40 years.

After decades, the singer has opened up about his sexuality and his secret marriage to his manager, Garry Kief.

Although Manilow had a short marriage to a woman in the 1970s, he says of meeting Kief: "I knew that this was it", adding, "I was one of the lucky ones".

Barry Manilow has revealed he never came out as gay because he thought his fans would be disappointed. "So I never did anything", he admitted.

Manilow also noted that he was touched by the positive support from his fans about his relationship, after news broke in 2015 that he and Kief had tied the knot. The following year, news of the nuptials made unexpected headlines. Then it was his turn.

The singer of such hits as "Mandy" and "Can't Smile Without You" is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. I was pretty lonely before that ... "He's the smartest person I've ever met in my life - and a great guy, too".

Manilow married his high school sweetheart, Susan Deixler, shortly after graduation.

According to Radar Online, Manilow's longtime friend, actress Suzanne Somers, stood in as Barry Manilow's "best man", while Barry's longtime assistant Marc Hulett performed the ceremony after registering online to become a minister.

After the interview was published, Manilow was busy on Twitter rejoicing in the reaction, writing: "I am grateful to have wonderful fans supporting me". "Between them, there is enormous comfort and trust".

The relationship of the two wasn't that easy as they have faced a lot of challenges and think they can't make it. Manilow and Kief stayed strong together for 39 years now while the pop icon doesn't say anything and managed to keep his mum about his sexuality.

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