How is it possible that we’ve never written about Barry Manilow here on EBG before today? It seems nearly criminal, but that is indeed the case. But there’s no day like today, especially when we’ve got big news like this: Barry Manilow got married to his longtime manager, Garry Kief.
“It was a surprise,” a friend of the couple says of the wedding, which was held at Manilow’s Palm Springs, California, home and attended by “20 to 30 guests” who had been told they were attending a “lunch.”
Though the couple chose to keep the wedding completely private and did not sign any official paperwork, Manilow and Kief both wear wedding bands and “are committed to one another and have been for a very long time,” a Manilow source says. “They have a great relationship. Garry has always been there for Barry.”
News of the nuptials may come as a surprise to some Manilow fans, but the source says the “Copacabana” singer has never tried to hide his sexual orientation.
“He’s at a point now where he’s got his career and personal life in a great place and he really doesn’t care what people think,” the source says. “He’s in love and happy.”
Cute! I have to say, I did get a bit of a shock when I saw he got married to a man, but I have no idea why, because OF COURSE Barry Manilow is gay. Duh!
Anyway, Barry is 71 years old, showing you’re never too old to find love. Get it, Barry!