"When they found out that Garry and I were together, they were so happy."

By Radio.com Staff

(RADIO.COM) – In a rare interview with People, Barry Manilow discusses his sexual orientation and his marriage to manager Garry Kief.

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The singer says he was reluctant to come out as gay because he didn’t want to disappoint his fans. However, their reaction to the news was amazing.

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“I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay,” Manilow said. “So I never did anything. When they found out that Garry and I were together, they were so happy. The reaction was so beautiful — strangers commenting, ‘Great for you!’ I’m just so grateful for it.”

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