[Above] Barry’s married: Barry Manilow and his longtime manager Garry Kief, pictured here in April 2008, were married in a secret ceremony at the entertainers multi-million dollar home in Palm Springs last year.

Barry Manilow married his longtime manager Garry Kief in a secret ceremony last year, it has been revealed. The Copacabana singer, 71, who has never publicly addressed his sexuality, wed at his Palm Springs home in California in front of around 50 guests.

‘It was a total surprise,’ a friend tells the publication. A source told newspapers that the small group had only been told they were attending a luncheon.

People quotes a source close to the entertainer who said that Barry and Garry ‘are committed to one another and have been for a very long time.’

‘They have a great relationship. Garry has always been there for Barry.’ So far, there’s been no official word from Barry or his representatives on the subject. A call to his publicist was not returned.

Garry, 66, and Barry, 71, have reportedly been together for more than 30 years.

[Above]  Secret ceremony: Garry, pictured far left, was among those who helped Barry, center, celebrate the first anniversary on April 1, 2011, of his sell-out series of shows at Paris Las Vegas.

While the longtime partners now both wear wedding bands, no paperwork has been filed to formalize the marriage.

Apparently, the star who has millions of female fans around the world, was worried that if they made their union official, word would leak out about his sexuality and that his fans wouldn’t approve of him being gay.

But an insider told People that he went ahead and tied the knot with Garry because ‘he’s got his career and personal life in a great place and he really doesn’t care what people think.’

‘He’s in love and happy.’

Old friends: Barry was Bette Midler’s date at the 1983 premiere of the film Yentl that starred Barbra Streisand. Midler saw Barry performing in NYC and hired him as her musical director in 1971 before they were famous

Susan Deixler, Barry Manilow’s former wife wishes Barry great happiness in his marriage.

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