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Barry Manilow on not coming out: thought he’d disappoint fans ‘if I was gay’


Following quite a while of remaining quiet about his private life, Barry Manilow has chosen to open up about his sexuality and examine his almost 40-year romance with his administrator spouse Garry Kief.

Rumors initially twirled about Manilow’s association with Kief in 2015, which he revealed to People magazine was “a blessing and a curse.”
“I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay. So I never did anything,” Manilow, 73, revealed to People.
In any case, Manilow’s dedicated fans were exceptionally steady, he uncovered.

“When they found out that Garry and I were together, they were so happy. The reaction was so beautiful — strangers commenting, ‘Great for you!’ I’m just so grateful for it.”
He said he knew he’d met the ideal individual when he initially began dating Kief in 1978.

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