Barry Manilow on coming out and his secret marriage

Updated 10:35 PM EDT, Wed April 5, 2017
00:51 - Source: CNN
Barry Manilow opens up about his sexuality

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Barry Manilow and his husband have been together almost 40 years

Singer says he's thrilled with fans' reactions since they married in 2014

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For years Barry Manilow kept his sexuality a secret, fearful of how fans might react.

“I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay,” the legendary singer recently told People magazine. “So I never did anything.”

These days Manilow is not only out but on the cover of People talking about his private life and love of 39 years, his manager Garry Kief.

It’s a rare moment of openness for the 73-year-old star who told the publication, “I’m so private. I always have been.”