Barry Manilow Marries Longtime Manager Garry Kief

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Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow has married his longtime manager Garry Kief, Us Weekly can confirm Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

Hope he sang “Copacabana” at the reception! Barry Manilow has married his longtime manager Garry Kief, Us Weekly can confirm.

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The couple exchanged vows last year in front of family and friends at Manilow’s Palm Springs home. Guests were surprised, not knowing they were actually being invited to a wedding.

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Manilow, 71, has never publicly discussed his sexual orientation, but in 2012 he told The Telegraph that he wasn’t dating anyone. “Happily single? Yeah, happily single,” he said.

Garry Kief and Barry Manilow
Garry Kief (on the far left) and Barry Manilow attend the wedding of Michael Feinstein and Terrence Flannery in 2008. Jesse Grant/WireImage

“I am a private guy. You can only come into my world if I invite you in. From the very beginning that was the rule,” he continued. “I learned how to deal with the publicity/press thing. You just say, ‘I’m not interested in talking about [that].’ Even the names of my dogs! They are my kids, my friends are my friends and my family, they are mine. That’s the only way I can survive. I have to keep that to me. I don’t want strangers knowing everything. If that happened, that would drive me crazy.”

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This is the second time Manilow has walked down the aisle. He got an annulment from his ex-wife Susan Deixler in 1966 after two years of marriage.

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