Manilow chats about his latest album, My Dream Duets and the process of producing music collaborations with deceased music legends:
When I play Whitney’s vocal wrap without any echo on it, without any processing it was like she was standing next to me.
Manilow reacts to the death of Rivers:
I’m so sad. No music today. Joan, I’ll miss you forever.
In April 2015 the National Enquirer reveals that Manilow and Kief secretly marry. The ceremony is held at Manilow’s Palm Springs, California, home and attended by “20 to 30 guests” who had been told they were attending a “lunch.” Suzanne Somers is the best man, and Marc Hulett – Barry’s assistant since the 1980s – performs the “commitment ceremony” after he registered online to become a minister. Although no official paperwork was signed, Manilow and Kief both wear wedding bands. Source:
Barry has lived a very secretive life and the wedding was no different! Barry and Garry did not tell friends or family that the occasion was their wedding. It was a beautiful wedding and consummated their lifelong love affair. It’s a beautiful love affair that has lasted more than 30 years.
Source, on his fans realizing he is gay:
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 thin. He’s in love and happy.
Manilow wins the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for Copacabana (At The Copa).