The latest coming-out story in entertainment now comes from celebrated music executive Clive Davis. The 80-year-old is famed for his work with acts like Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, and so many more.
In his memoir “The Soundtrack of My Life,” Davis admits that after separating with his wife in 1985, he held a 14-year relationship with a man. This was the first of two long-term same-sex relationships for Davis, who is currently in 7-year courtship with a man.
“After my second marriage failed, I met a man who was also grounded in music,” he wrote. ” Having only had loving relationships and sexual intimacy with women, I opened myself up to the possibility that I could have that with a male, and found that I could.”
Prior to his relationships with men, Davis was married to two women and has four children. In his memoir, Davis also shares that his coming out had negatively affected his relationship one of his sons. After what he described as a “trying year,” the music executive and his son had settled the score.
Two interviews will be airing with Davis regarding the novel and his coming out. In his sit-down with Katie Couric, the so called “golden ear” reiterates that he is attracted to both sexes.
“I’m still attracted to women,” he said. “You don’t have to be one thing or another. For me, it’s the person.”
And in his interview with Nightline, Davis calls the concept of bisexuality “maligned and misunderstood,” while assuring Cynthia McFadden that it does in fact exist.
“For over 50 years, I never had sex with males,” he said in their interview on Nightline. “It was repressed; I had very good sexual relationships with women.”
The “Soundtrack of My Life” also includes details on his early life as well as behind-the-scenes stories about some of music’s biggest names like Janice Joplin and John Lennon.