Barry Manilow has reportedly wed his longtime manager Garry Kief

Barry Manilow exchanged vows last year with Garry Kief, according to reports out Wednesday.
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His name was Garry, he was a manager!

Barry Manilow may have pulled off a secret wedding to longtime manager Garry Kief — secret, that is, until reports Wednesday revealed the nuptials.

The “Copacabana” singer reportedly exchanged vows with Kief at his Palm Springs home last year in a surprise commitment ceremony that was attended by 20 to 30 guests, People and Us Weekly reported.

Manilow’s rep Victoria Varela declined to comment on her client’s personal life.


The story, which first surfaced via the National Enquirer, is that the pair invited their guests to the residence for “lunch” and surprised them with the ceremony, People said.

The singer-songwriter, 71, and Kief, 66, reportedly didn’t sign any official paperwork for the union but are wearing wedding bands to signify their commitment, sources said.

The private star, who has never publicly discussed his sexual orientation, “is not in the closet in any [other] aspect of his life,” a source told E! News.

“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,” Manilow said in a 2012 interview with the Telegraph. “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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