Clive Davis tells all in his new book, including relationships he’s had with men since the 1970’s.
n his new memoir The Soundtrack of My Life, the 80-year-old record executive, who has been married and divorced twice, says he has been involved in two monogamous relationships with men over the past 20 years.
Davis, who has never before publically addressed his sexuality, writes that his first sexual encounter with a man was during ‘the era of Studio 54’ in the late ’70s.
‘On this night, after imbibing enough alcohol, I was open to responding to his sexual overtures,’ he writes. Prior to that he had only been with women and he writes that being with a man provided ‘welcome relief.’
Davis separated from his second wife in 1985 after a period of ‘soul searching and self-analysis’ and says that he went on to have simultaneous relationships with two women and a man.
Then in 1990 he entered into a ‘monogamous relationship’ with an unnamed male doctor. That relationship ended in 2004, but Davis says he has been in a relationship with another man ever since.
Father of four Davis also writes that his coming out deeply affected his ties with one of his three sons, Mitchell.
However after ‘one very trying year’ they managed to work out their differences, he writes.
Davis has spoken with Katie Couric to discuss his sexuality in an interview scheduled to air on Tuesday.
Davis tells Couric: ‘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’m still attracted to women. … You don’t have to be only one thing or another. For me, it’s the person.’
He also hopes that his coming out might lead to a ‘greater understanding’ of bisexuality.
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