Clive Davis insists that his sexual orientation, being bisexual, is not a fabrication or lie. Speaking out Tuesday, Feb. 19, Davis insists that he, along with others, can be and are attracted to both men and women.
As widely reported, the music industry veteran released an autobiography this week. Inside the book, titled "The Soundtrack of My Life," Davis admits that he has been in a monogamous relationship with a man, but is still attracted to women.
Clarifying the fact that he did not become involved with men until the failure of his second marriage, Davis says he saw both men and women before settling down with a man.
"I am attracted to women, but with the failure of my second marriage, only then did I say could I have a loving relationship with a man and I opened myself up to it. For a while I saw women. I saw a man until I got into a relationship with a man," said Davis.
In a separate appearance on Katie Couric's daytime talk show "Katie," Davis elaborated, claiming that he is in a monogamous relationship and that individuals should understand that "you don't have to be one thing or another."
"There was an attitude towards bisexuality, pervasive, that you're gay, straight or lying. I knew that when I decided to write my autobiography that this was something I was going to certainly be forthcoming about," Davis told "Katie" Tuesday. "I know for me, if for any reason this relationship were not to continue, I'm still attracted to women. You don't have to be one thing or another. I'm in a monogamous relationship. I respect monogamy and hope that this is understood."
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In addition to discussing his personal journey, Clive Davis talks about his career in music and some of his greatest moments, including working with Whitney Houston, in his autobiography.