Barry Manilow will always be known as one of the greatest American singers and songwriters who ever lived. For five decades, he has created memorable hits. Though he got married to manager Garry Kief in 2014, and have been with him since 1978, Manilow used to be in a relationship with a woman – and so did Gary.
Manilow was first married to Susan Deixler – his high school sweetheart – for two years prior to their marriage being annulled in 1966. Gary was also married and had a daughter named Kristen who was born in 1976. Manilow and Kief made their relationship official in their Palm Springs estate via a wedding attended by friends and family.
Nick Villa & Darren Young
Darren Young, a superstar of the WWE, shocked the masculine world of wresting when he publicly announced that he was gay back in 2013. If that was surprising, he continued on to profess that he was in a relationship with Nick Villa for two years. While he never quite hit the heights of The Rock or John Cena, it still was big news in the world of wrestling.
Darren Young’s intentions for his revelations have been interpreted as noble. It also empowered those who still keep their orientation under wraps. But in The Ellen Show, Young confessed that he came out due to him wanting to bring his boyfriend to WWE events without having to explain himself much.
Nancy Locke & Meredith Baxter
Meredith Baxter is popular thanks to her memorable roles in the sitcom Family Ties. Talented as she is, her performances helped her earn five Emmy nominations. However, she was not always out. Baxter used to be married to a man and was so four times.
However, when she realized that she was indeed gay, she loudly and proudly exclaimed it back in 2009. Prior to her announcement though, she was in a relationship with a general contractor named Nancy Locke back in 2005. Eight years later, the couple tied the knot. In fact, Baxter has been married four times in total.
Anton Gutierrez & Bob Harper
Fans of the reality series The Biggest Loser know the famous trainer Bob Harper. Harper had worked hard to keep his orientation under wraps, but in 2014, the famous trainer came forward with the truth. His public outing was prompted by a contestant who was having difficulty coming out to his family.
All ended well and the episode helped the contestant and Harper reveal their true selves to the public. Just a year later, Harper met the love of his life, set decorator, Anton Gutierrez. The two tied the knot and have been happy and living a great life together ever since.
Kirven Douthit-Boyd & Antonio Douthit-Boyd
This list will never run out of couples whose shared passions caused them to stay together, happily ever after. Antonio Douthit-Boyd, as well as Kirven Douthit, are dancers who have an interest to move their bodies to the beat of the music.
Their love for dance was evident when they met at the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Since then, the two decided to make their union more solid by tying the knot. Now, they do not tire traveling the world to dance their hearts away. They also work together at COCA - The Center of Creative Arts, located in St. Louis, Missouri.