Garry Kief breaks silence
Garry Kief has broken his silence for the first time since it emerged he had married Barry Manilow.
The long-time manager of the 'Copacabana' hitmaker took to Twitter for the first time since it was revealed he had tied the knot with Barry in a "secret" ceremony last year.
He wrote: "LOL....so how was YOUR day? (sic)"
The pair were said to have wed in April last year, with the news only emerging just now, and it came as a "total surprise" to even the wedding guests who didn't know what they were coming to celebrate.
Of the wedding, a source said: "It was a total surprise. When they arrived they were told it was a wedding!
"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."
The pair - who have supposedly been together for 30 years - had their "commitment ceremony" performed by Barry's long-term assistant Marc Hulett, who registered to be a minister online, and their best man was friend Suzanne Somers.
The couple are believed to have not filed paperwork to formalise their marriage because the 71-year-old star was nervous about how fans would react to his sexuality.
The source added: "Barry is paranoid that his fans would not approve of him being gay, when in reality, many have suspected it for years - and most wouldn't care. They would be happy for him!"