In the last 24 hours, we’ve learned that music mogul Clive Davis is bisexual. The revelation comes in the form of his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life. Davis’ stopped by Katie to promote the book and talk a little bit more about his life. His good friend Usher stopped by and had nothing but amazing things to say about Clive. Read what he had to say below!
But– he– you know, just to kinda give you a, I guess, a testament of– of the pay it forward. You know, without that artist development and that ability to understand how to– present myself and have an understanding of style, I would not be in the position to be, you know, a coach on The Voice– and– and– introduce talent like Justin Bieber and– writers like Rico Love, who was…my actual first artist, who went on to be an incredible writer and also producer. But– you know, without that artist development of Arista and LaFace Records, I wouldn’t be the mentor that I am today.
We also have learned that Davis is in a monogamous relationship with a man, USA Today reports:
Davis, who is twice divorced, remains close to his family, which includes three sons, a daughter and six grandchildren, and to friends, with whom he vacations regularly. Soundtrack’s aforementioned personal revelation acknowledges “something that my children and close friends have always known, but that I knew I would need to discuss in a biography”: He considers himself bisexual.
“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 is currently involved with another man (who isn’t in show business), “but I never stopped being attracted to women. Bisexuality is misunderstood; the adage is that you’re either straight or gay or lying, but that’s not my experience. To call me anything other than bisexual would be inaccurate.”
Check out a preview of Clive Davis on Katie below!