More than a year after British pop star Marilyn revealed his secret love affair with Gavin Rossdale to In Touch, Gwen Stefani’s husband is finally confessing to the same-sex romance he experienced as a teen. “I’ve never wanted to appear closed about it,” he tells Details in the magazine’s new issue, though he adamantly denied In Touch’s story about the relationship when it was published in April 2009. “I don’t think there’s anything strange about any form of… learning about life. It’s a part of growing up.”
The news about the Bush front man, who has two young sons with his world-famous wife Gwen, won’t shock In Touch readers. “Gavin and Gwen are perfect for each other, but he was the love of my life,” Marilyn told In Touch, adding that he dated Gavin for five years in the early ’80s. When Boy George first discussed the former couple’s romance in his 1995 memoir, Take It Like A Man, Marilyn kept quiet, even when Gavin denied their love. “He was just becoming successful in America,” Marilyn explained. “I agreed to lie against every grain of my being.” Now that Gavin has come clean about the relationship, Marilyn isn’t feeling totally vindicated. “I think it’s really hypocritical that Gavin can do an interview about me, yet me doing one about him is wrong!” he said today on his Facebook page.