Dating barry manilow

16-Jun-2020 12:39

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They were married in a private ceremony on their Palm Springs estate in 2014.

Manilow was briefly married to Susan Deixler while he was studying at the New York College of Music – he said he was “in love” with her but was “not ready for marriage”.

"I thought I would be disappointing [the fans] if they knew I was gay, so I never did anything," he told . "When they found out that Garry and I were together, they were so happy," he said.

"The reaction was so beautiful — strangers commenting, ' Great for you!

“That I wasn’t alone, that I had somebody that was with me that I loved and that we’d been together for 37 years.

The two began dating nearly 40 years ago, after Manilow scored hits with songs like "Mandy," "Copacabana (At the Copa)" and "Looks Like We Made It." They met in 1978, and Kief became Manilow's manager. Manilow was previously married to high school sweetheart Susan Deixler for one year, but says it wasn't his struggles with his sexuality that led to their separation. "I was out making music every night, sowing my wild oats — I was too young.They met in 1978, and Manilow says his life changed immediately once the longtime TV exec, 68, entered his life.