In news that shouldn’t surprise anyone who has been paying attention, Barry Manilow has come out as gay. It turns out he’s also married to Garry Kief.
Like George Michael before him, this was an open secret that most people had suspected for years. The shocking thing is that it took so long for Manilow to reveal the truth.
At the ripe old age of 73, Manilow has opened up about his love life. Not only is he gay, he’s been in a longterm relationship for almost 40 years.
While it’s disappointing that Manilow felt he had to hide the truth for so long, it’s encouraging that he now feels able to come out as gay without fearing for a negative reaction.