Barry Manilow comes out two years after marrying husband

Barry Manilow comes out two years after marrying husband
National News
Posted on 6 Apr 2017

Legendary singer Barry Manilow has come out as gay after being with his husband for 40 years.

The award-winning singer, who is 73-years-old, said he was worried about disappointing his female fans, so hid his sexuality for years.

The star is married to his manager Garry Kief, who he has been with for 40 years, but married in April 2014.

Although never being officially confirmed, the singers sexuality had been an open secret amongst his fans.

Upon revealing the news, Manilow said of his supporters: “I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay. So I never did anything.”

“When they found out that Garry and I were together, they were so happy. The reaction was so beautiful - strangers commenting, ‘Great for you!’”

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