Music executive veteran Clive Davis has decided to open up and share a very personal revelation. The 80-year old former attorney is getting ready to debut his autobiography, The Sound Track of My Life, a book where he shares some behind-the-scenes stories while working with the likes of Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin and John Lennon. In the 500-page publication, Davis shares more personal experiences, from his failed marriages to his decision to open himself to a same-sex relationship with other men.
In an interview with talk-show host Katie Couric, the Grammy-award winning mogul candidly explains his not-so-public sexual orientation and reveals where he stands in his relation to women:
ON REVEALING HIS ATTRACTION TO MEN:
When the marriage failed in the mid-80s, I opened myself up to the possibility that I could have a relationship with a man, as well as the two that I had with a woman. I felt that it was private, number one, as far as my not revealing it. But I did immediately reveal it to the people who count.
ON HIS ATTRACTION TO WOMEN & MONOGOMY:
I’m still attracted to women. So that it– you don’t have to be only one thing or another. For me, it’s the person. I’m in a monogamous relationship. I respect monogamy. And I hope that this is understood.
For over 50 years, I never had sex with a male. It wasn’t repressed. I had very good sexual relationships with women [...] For me, this very maligned and misunderstood subject to bisexuality came up.
Davis also shared his thoughts on the passing of the late Whitney Houston one year after his emotional letter to the soul singer. Peep the first clip above and the second clip here.
Question:Do you think his status and/or age made it easier for him to come out in the open?
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