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Garry Kief breaks silence

ShowbizBy Sunday World
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: " 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!"