Manilow, 73, also revealed he married his longtime manager, Gary Kief, in a 2014 ceremony at their home in Palm Springs. Manilow tells the magazine’s April 17 issue that keeping their romance out of the media was stressful.
Manilow, who has a new album this month, “This Is My Town: Songs of New York,” said he has always tried to keep his personal and public lives separate.
“When I met Gary, that was even more of a reason to keep my life private,” Manilow told People.
“I’m glad he stayed,” said the singer of such hits as “Mandy” and “Can’t Smile Without You.”