Thursday, 14 October 2010

Gavin Rossdale's ex-lover Marilyn says gay confession is years too late



Fling: After years of rumours, Gavin Rossdale has admitted he 'experimented' with cross-dressing singer Marilyn, aka Peter Robinson

Gavin Rossdale is regretting his confession to Details magazine about his gay affair with cross-dressing singer Marilyn.

And it seems the gender bender British pop star isn't happy with the Bush frontman's revelations either.

Marilyn has spoken out to a U.S. magazine and says he wishes Rossdale had never denied in the first place that the two were romantically involved.

He told In Touch: 'I find it sad that when I spoke out about what we had, I was labelled a tattletale - and now, Gavin is using it to promote himself'.

Rossdale, 44, who is married to No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani initially denied the gay relationship back in 1995 when Boy George wrote about the couple's affair in his memoir Take It Like A Man.

The 47-year-old says that while he's now 'pleased that Gavin is finally able to be honest about our relationship' he wishes the rocker 'could have come to terms with this 15 years ago'.

He added: 'Maybe one day Gwen will allow my name to be spoken again in her home without it having any negative connotations'.

Gavin had spent the past 15 years insisting he had never had a gay affair with the 80s pop star but has now finally admitted to the relationship.

Back in the day: A fresh faced Rossdale was pretty busy in his late teens, not only did he have a gay affair with Marilyn he also impregnated Pearl Lowe

And his spokespeople, over the years, continued to deny a relationship had taken place, even when Marilyn – real name Peter Robinson - spoke out last year, claiming that Rossdale had been the love of his life.

However, in a interview with the forthcoming issue of U.S. magazine Details, Rossdale has finally come clean and confessed to the liaison.

The singer and guitarist told how he had a fling with Marilyn, 47, in the 1980s when he was just 17 years old. And he revealed he had not admitted to the affair until now because of the media ‘glare’ when Bush were just forging a career in the U.S.

Family man: Rossdale and Stefani with their eldest son Kingston in New York last month

Rossdale - whose band have been more successful in the U.S. than the UK - revealed: ‘I think at the outset there was a sort of fear - that was right at the beginning of Bush, and I didn’t want it to be part of it. It felt like a cheap shot, so I was like: ‘I’m not getting involved.’ ‘

Rossdale continued: ‘I’ve never wanted to appear closed about it, it’s not something I’ve talked about really because it’s always been in the glare of a tabloid world, it’s just one of those things - move on.

‘When you’re 17, Jesus Christ, I don’t think there’s anything strange about any form of anything - you’re learning about life. It’s a part of growing up - that’s it, no more, no less.’

In the interview, Rossdale shrugged off the affair as ‘experimentation,’ adding: ‘Yeah, that was it - you have to know what you like, and I know what I like.’

Revelations: Boy George first made the claims about Marilyn and Rossdale in his autobiography

The magazine is not published until next Tuesday. However, according to U.S. reports, the singer has already been ‘regretting’ his confession.

A source close to Rossdale said he was ‘seriously regretting’ speaking publicly regarding the affair. And it is believed one of the reasons he was so remorseful was because he had not – until now – told Miss Stefani of the affair.

According to U.S. reports, following the interview Rossdale even approached the publication’s editors and ‘pleaded with them’ not to print the admission. However, the magazine declined his request.

A U.S. source was reported as saying: ‘Gwen didn’t know that Gavin and Marilyn were actually involved.

‘Gavin always said before that they were just friends, and that’s what she believed, until Gavin had to tell her because of the interview in Details.’

Boy George first wrote about Rossdale and Marilyn’s affair in his 1995 book, Take It Like a Man.

At the time, both men denied the relationship, with Rossdale insisting that he and Marilyn ‘were, and still are, good friends’ but nothing more.

However last year, Marilyn claimed in a U.S. magazine that he and Rossdale had been involved for five years.

The star – who was famed for his long blonde hair in the 1980s - also said that he had initially denied the story in 1995 because Rossdale’s band, Bush, were ‘just becoming successful in America’ at the time Boy George’s book was published.

‘I agreed to lie against every grain of my being,’ Marilyn said at the time.

Vindicated: Peter 'Marilyn' Robinson says he's happy that Gavin Rossdale has now admitted to the affair they had 15 years ago

He also claimed that Rossdale was the love of his life, adding: ‘We were together five years. But it felt like 40.’

Rossdale has been married to Miss Stefani - who first found fame as the singer with U.S. pop outfit No Doubt - since September 2002. They have two sons; Kingston James, four, and two-year-old Zuma Nesta.

It is not the the first time a surprise has emerged from Rossdale’s past to rock their marriage.

It emerged in 2004, following a paternity test, that Rossdale was the father of model Daisy Lowe following an affair with model and fashion designer Pearl Lowe.
Previously, it had always been believed Daisy’s father was Miss Lowe’s ex-husband Bronner Lowe.

Rossdale had engaged in a brief affair when he was a teenager with Daisy’s mother, Pearl, who is now married to Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey.

Secrets and lies: This isn't the first time Rossdale has kept a big secret from his wife, in 2004 it was revealed he was the father of British model Daisy Lowe

She had always wondered if Rossdale was Daisy’s father and when she reached the age of 15 mother and daughter felt it was time to find out.

Rossdale, who at that time was married to Stefani but had yet to have any children together, agreed to a DNA test which subsequently proved that he was indeed the father.

Ironically Rossdale was Daisy’s godfather and the pair had spoken regularly on the phone while she was growing up. However, it has been widely reported that since receiving the DNA results Rossdale had not communicated with his daughter.

At the time, Miss Stefani, 41, was said to be ‘devastated’ at the revelation, but the couple managed to rebuild their marriage.

Last night, neither Marilyn, Rossdale or Boy George were available for further comment.

source :dailymail


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