‘I Opened Myself Up To The Possibility That I Could Have A Relationship With A Man:’ Clive Davis Comes Out In New Memoir

February 19, 2013 ‐ By

Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Sony Music’s chief creative officer, Clive Davis, who is responsible for discovering and/or signing major musical acts such as Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen, penned a very intimate memoir entitled, ThSoundtrack of My Life. In the memoir, the 80-year-old legend releases many shocking and unknown details about his life, including that he is a bisexual man and has been involved with men since the mid ’80’s. In an exclusive interview with Katie Couric, which will air today at 3:00 pm EST, he discussed those revelations. Check out some of what he had to say.

On his initial discovery that he was interested in men:

“When the marriage failed in the mid ’80’s, 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 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 bisexuality:

“I’m still attracted to women. You don’t have to be only one thing or another. For me it’s the person. I’ve been in a monogamous relationship. I respect monogamy and I hope that this is understood.”

In the memoir, Clive also reveals in-depth issues that ultimately led to Whitney Houston’s untimely death, in addition to reprinting a letter that he wrote to the singer, following her 2001 performance at the Michael Jackson tribute concert, at which she appeared shockingly thin, reports Rolling Stone. “When I got home, I cried,” he told her in the letter. He also admits that he attempted some sort of one-on-one intervention with Whitney at his New York home. Clive’s memoir is in stores today.

Check out a video clip of Clive’s interview on the next page. What do you think of his revelations? Are you at all shocked by any of them?

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  • Overseas Teacher

    I don’t get shocked THAT much, but I must say I did say WTF with the most confused face ever when I read this today at work. I mean anybody can be gay, but you just don’t associate certain things with certain people, especially at certain ages. But God bless him and if he is happy, more power. I think I will pick up a copy, because I do respect him and what he has done for music.

  • Brin

    Why I’m not shocked by this, who isn’t gay in Hollywood?

  • He is a wonderful man, this is just surprising to me. I’m assuming it wasn’t going to be a secret for much longer cause otherwise, why now.

  • I’d rather not have known but I question why at 80 did he feel the need to tell the world. I guess he’d rather tell his own story than let someone else attempt to .

  • sammi_lu

    I don’t think anyone is shocked, almost all memoirs these days reveal a ‘coming out’, addiction, or someone being sexually abused as a child.


    A lot of these music industry honcho are gay. To get in you must give up something…maybe your morality!!

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  • Ms_Mara

    Well, well, well.

  • Chey

    God Bless Mr. Davis, I think he’s a wonderful man.