Years after the rumors were first brought to light by Boy George in his 1995 autobiography, British club legend Marilyn (who had a top ten hit in the UK with “Calling Your Name“) has confessed that he and Gavin Rossdale had a homosexual relationship in the 1980′s. “He was the love of my life,” Marilyn told InTouch Weekly. “We were together five years, but it felt like 40.”
Marilyn and Rossdale, now married to Gwen Stefani, have always denied the relationship, claiming they were merely “good friends.” But Marilyn now claims he played along to protect the former Bush singer’s career. “He was just becoming successful in America…I agreed to lie against every grain of my being.” Rossdale has yet to comment on Marilyn’s turnaround.
If the allegations are true, this wouldn’t be the first sexual skeleton to come out of Rossdale’s closet. In 2004, a paternity test confirmed that he was the father of model Daisy Lowe, now 20. Rossdale and Stefani have been married since 2002, and have two children.