They were married in a private ceremony on their Palm Springs estate in 2014.
Manilow was briefly married to Susan Deixler while he was studying at the New York College of Music – he said he was “in love” with her but was “not ready for marriage”.
Speaking for the first time since news of her former husband's marriage broke Susan Deixler, 70, told Daily Mail Online exclusively: 'I wish him well. I'm glad that he's found love and happiness.'What happened between us, our relationship, is ancient history and I don't want to dig back into ancient history. Deixler was just 19 when she married Manilow, her high school sweetheart at Eastern District High School, Brooklyn, New York. His high school yearbook noted that he was the year's best musician.
I have children, a life…all that was a long time ago.
Barry Manilow has spoken about his sexuality for the first time and come out as gay, confirming he is married to manager Garry Kief, his partner of nearly 40 years. I thought I would be disappointing them [fans] if they knew I was gay.No one person or material thing could ever come close to the feeling I get when the music is right.After gifting the world countless hits over the past four decades, Barry Manilow is opening up about a gift he was hiding from fans: a nearly 40-year romance.The 53-year-old reality TV star opened up about her rocky relationship with fellow socialite Tinsley Mortimer, as well as Luann de Lesseps' recent divorce filing."We clearly saw she was on this merry-go-round," Sonja said of her castmate's seven-month marriage to businessman Tom D’Agostino.