Last updated on April 23, 2015
It’s only being revealed now that Barry Manilow and his long-time manager, Garry Kief, married last year in a private ceremony.
The wedding took place at Manilow’s Palm Springs home. Attendees invited to the wedding were initially told they would be attending a luncheon, however, that was not the case.
A friend of the couple who attended the wedding said, “It was a surprise.”
There were between 20 to 30 people who went to the luncheon, which turned out to be a secret wedding.
The couple chose to keep their wedding private and did not sign any official papers. Both Kief and Manilow do wear wedding bands and, according to a Manilow source, both “are committed to one another and have been for a very long time.
“They have a great relationship. Garry has always been there for Barry.”
Although the famous singer has never tried to hide his sexual preference, news of the nuptials came as a surprise to many fans.
“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.”