Barry Manilow just came out! The legend of singing and songwriting confirmed that he’s in a committed relationship with Garry Kief, with whom he’s been married for the past three years!
Kief is Barry’s long time manager. “He’s the smartest person I’ve ever met in my life — and a great guy, too“, Barry says about him. Their friend Suzane Somers added: “There’s Barry Manilow the performer, and then there’s the Barry ‘machine.’ It takes enormous savvy and know-how to book and market complicated arena tours, choreograph promotion, direct the entire team and make it look effortless, and that part is Garry’s domain. A major career takes two. Between them, there is enormous comfort and trust.”
Manilow admitted that he was scared to come out because it “would be disappointing [my fans] 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 beautiful — strangers commenting, ‘Great for you!’ I’m just so grateful for it.”