Famous musician and songwriter Barry Manilow has come out as gay. The 73-year old legend discussed his private life during an interview in which he revealed that he’s been married to his long-time manager Garry Kief since 2014.
“Everybody knows that we’re a team. Everybody that I know knows. So, it never really dawned on me to say anything about it. I mean, I’m a very private guy,” he explained to Entertainment Tonight.
Thank you to my fans for the years of support. My story is out and I look forward to many more years of sharing my music. https://t.co/fRA9BPwqIU
— Barry Manilow (@barrymanilow) April 5, 2017
Manilow and Kiefer have been partners for 40 years. In 2015, long-time friend of Manilow’s Suzanne Somers accidentally revealed the couple’s 2014 marriage on Watch What Happens Live. Ever since, his millions fans have been overwhelmingly supportive.