Barry Manilow made an important decision, the legendary singer comes out as gay, confirming his official marriage to his manager Garry Kief who was the life partner of nearly 40 years.
The 73-year-old singer Barry Manilow was extremely popular in the 70s and 80s but that times his fans couldn’t even imagine that their idol is a gay. The pop idol confirmed his relationship with Garry Kief only now, the couple is officially married only three years, and their relations started in 1977.
The fantastic come out Barry made during his interview to People, explaining that he feared fans wouldn’t like his homosexuality and reject him. Barry explained,
“I’m so private. I always have been. I thought I would be disappointing them [fans] if they knew I was gay. So I never did anything.”
Barry Manilow was surprised with the fans’ reaction a lot
Barry Manilow noted that the fans’ reaction shocked him after fans discovered he is a homosexual person, they were delighted! The 73-year-old Barry, a music legend and experienced person, was enormously glad to feel such a powerful support from fans. He said,
“They were so happy. The reaction was beautiful – strangers commenting: ‘Great for you!’ I’m just so grateful for it.”