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Barry Manilow comes out, reveals he’s married

Barry Manilow.

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Barry Manilow.

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Manilow tells People magazine that he hid being gay for decades because he thought he would be ‘‘disappointing fans if they knew.’’

The 73-year-old music legend married his longtime manager, Gary Kief, in a 2014 ceremony at their home in Palm Springs, California. Manilow tells the magazine’s April 17 issue that keeping their romance out of the media was stressful.

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Manilow, who has a new album this month, ‘‘This Is My Town: Songs of New York,’’ said he has always tried to keep his personal and public lives separate. ‘‘When I met Gary, that was even more of a reason to keep my life private.’’

‘‘I’m glad he stayed,’’ said the singer of such hits as ‘‘Mandy’’ and ‘‘Can’t Smile Without You.’’

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