Is Clive Davis bisexual and has come out? According to the Sony music mogul, who crafted the careers of Whitney Houston and Janis Joplin, to name a few, he is involved in a same-sex relationship. Davis sat down with Katie Couric Tuesday and revealed deep secrets about his sexuality as told in his new memoir. However, Davis admits still having a fondness for women.
While gay and lesbian news in the celebrity world is nothing shocking nowadays; it tends to make media headlines when a person of Davis' stature comes out. What's more, it really gets social media stirred up when the person happens to be, well...80-years-old.
Typically, news of a celebrity's sexuality involves someone much younger like Frank Ocean, Neil Patrick Harris, Zachary Quinto, Ellen Degeneres, Ricky Martin and most recently, Jodie Foster.
Davis says the turning point of his life came after his second heterosexual marriage ended in the '80s. At that time, he came in touch with his deepest emotions and realized that he was capable of having a relationship with a man.
And while, he kept his bisexuality private, Clive Davis immediately told his four children before they learned about it from the media and other sources. It was just the right thing to do.
"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.
"After my second marriage failed, I met a man who was also grounded in music. 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."
Davis admits that for over 50 years, he never engaged in sexual intercourse with a man. While many would argue it was simply repressed desires playing out, Clive said he was truly attracted to women at the time.
With Clive Davis' bisexual reveal out in the open, perhaps others will find liberation and inner peace by following in his footsteps, no matter their age.
The music mogul continues his book promotion and shares more about his sexuality tonight (Feb. 19) on Nightline.