Talk about a surprise, but a pleasant one. Barry Manilow is now reportedly married to his long-time manager Garry Kief. As if that’s not enough of a surprise, apparently they’ve been married since last year! Read on for more details.
A source for The National Enquirer, as cited by Radar Online, said that Manilow and Kief were married in an intimate ceremony at Manilow’s multi-million dollar mansion in Palm Springs, California. Apparently, the 50 guests themselves didn’t even know that they were invited in a wedding until they actually arrived in the venue, as they believed they were invited for lunch.
Manilow’s neighbor and good friend Suzanne Somers was named the best man. The wedding was presided by Manilow’s long-time assistant Marc Hulett after becoming a minister by registering online. However, the said wedding apparently has no paperwork connected to it as they feared of criticism should the news leak out, particularly from Manilow’s fans on his apparent homosexuality.
Nonetheless, both Manilow and Kief are reportedly wearing their wedding bands. E! News reports that some of Manilow’s fans have suspected on his secret marriage. It was since he was spotted wearing what looked like a wedding ring in one of his performances. Although, there were also occasions when he was not wearing it.
In another report by People, Manilow and Kief apparently have been married since last year. But in contrast to the 50 guests The National Enquirer reported, the source for People said there were only about 20-30 guests.
A representative for Manilow has been contacted by numerous news outlets for a statement on this matter. As of now, there have not been any official statements released about the secret wedding reports.
Manilow’s apparent marriage to Kief is his second marriage. He was previously married to Susan Deixler for around two years, which ended with an annulment back in 1966.
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