Barry Manilow weds longtime manager Garry Kief; ends years of speculation about his sexuality

Barry Manilow reportedly wed his long-time manager Garry Kief in a secret ceremony last April, although details of the mystery occasion have only just been released.


Barry Manilow has reportedly got married.

The "Copacabana" hitmaker reportedly wed his long-time manager Garry Kief in a secret ceremony last April, although details of the mystery occasion have only just been released.

A source close to Barry revealed the ceremony was also a shock for the 50 guests, who were invited for lunch at the couple's multi-million dollar mansion in Palms Springs only to be surprised when the singer announced they would be marrying that day.

The source told The National ENQUIRER: "It was a total surprise. When they arrived, they were told it was a wedding!

"Barry has lived a very secretive life and the wedding was no different!

"Barry and Garry did not tell friends or family that the occasion was their wedding.

"It was a beautiful wedding and consummated their lifelong love affair."

A friend of the couple, Suzanne Somers, was the best man at the ceremony, while Barry's assistant since the 1980s, Marc Hulett, performed the "commitment ceremony," after registering to become a minister online.

However, it is believed the couple chose not to file paperwork to formalize their marriage as they feared it would mean the news would leak, with the 71-year-old star nervous about how his fans would react to his sexuality.

The source added: "Barry is paranoid that his fans would not approve of him being gay, when in reality, many have suspected it for years—and most wouldn't care.

"They would be happy for him!"

The "Mandy" singer married Susan Deixler in 1964 but filed for divorce less than a year later.

Although Barry and Garry have reportedly been together for 30 years, he said in 2012 he was "happily single".


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