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Barry Manilow’s recent wedding to manager Garry Kief was ‘freeing’ for the singer

Barry Manilow’s recent wedding to manager Garry Kief was ‘freeing’ for the singer

Barry Manilow has yet to comment publicly about his recent wedding to longtime manager Garry Kief but close friend Suzanne Somers has a few things to say about it.

‘They’re married and really happy, and I was there when it was announced and they’ve been together for 30 years,’ Somers said during an appearance this week on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.

WWHL host Andy Cohen remarked: ‘Wow. It’s wild. He never formally came out and said it. It’s something everybody knew. It’s wonderful he’s been with his partner for 30 years.’

Somers also said: ‘I think it’s freeing for him. He’s one of the most incredible people and a true musical genius. I believe he is the Irving Berlin of our generation. The impact he has made on music is incalculable.’

Manilow, 71, has never formally come out as a gay man but he has not denied there was a wedding. At a packed concert this week at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Manilow did not mention the wedding or Kief.

H/T: The Daily Beast