Salacious gossip dept- Barry Manilow, 71, “marries” male manager

ManilowAccording to the Brisbane Times, American singer Barry Manilow reportedly married his long-term boyfriend and manager, Garry Kief, in a private ceremony last year.

The 71-year-old crooner invited about 20 to 30 guests to his Palm Springs, California mansion for a “lunch”, People magazine reported. The event turned out to be a wedding ceremony.

“Barry has lived a very secretive life and the wedding was no different,” a person close to Manilow told the US National Enquirer, which first reported the story. “It was a beautiful wedding and consummated their lifelong love affair.”

According to the National Enquirer, actress Suzanne Somers, a longtime Manilow friend and neighbour was the best man, and Marc Hulett, Manilow’s assistant since the 1980s performed the ceremony.

I know so many women who swooned over this guy and now I have to laugh as it turns out he was deceiving them. He married his high school sweetheart Susan Deixler in 1964 but it was annulled within two years.

Best man was a woman? Manilow’s assistant perfomed the ceremony? What really is there to say?