According to People.com, sources confirmed that Barry and his long-term manager tied the knot last year in a small, private ceremony

The outlet says “20 to 30 guests” believed they were attending a “lunch”. But when they arrived, they found they were witness to the nuptials.

The ceremony was held at the 71-year-old’s home in Palm Springs, California. It was officiated by his assistant Marc Hulett, while the couple’s close friend Suzanne Somers acted as best man..

The news may come as a shock to some Fanilows, but according to People, Barry and Garry are “committed to one another and have been for a very long time”

”They have a great relationship,” the source added. “Garry has always been there for Barry.”

The pair met back in 1979 and Garry is said to have lived with the Copacabana singer for the past 20 years.

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Despite the somewhat surprising news, considering Barry has never officially come out as homosexual, sources close to the singer say he’s reached a time in his life where he really doesn’t care what people say about his relationship.

“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 said. “He’s in love and happy.”

“It was a beautiful wedding and consummated their lifelong love affair,” another source told the National Enquirer.

However, it is believed the couple chose not to file paperwork to formalise their marriage as they feared it would mean the news would leak, with the 71-year-old star nervous about how his fans would react to his sexuality

However, the couple apparently do both wear wedding rings.

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!”

The Mandy singer married Susan Deixler in 1964 but filed for divorce less than a year later.

Although Barry and Garry have reportedly been together for 30 years, he said in 2012 he was “happily single”

Barry’s representative did not comment when approached by People.

Author: Cover Media