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Liza Minnelli Insists
Her Husband Isn't Gay

By Rex Wockner
International News Report

Singer Liza Minnelli says rumors her new husband is gay are false, London's The Sun reported March 30.

"I know many of my husband's ex-girlfriends who will agree that if every man was as good in bed as David, there would be a lot of happy women in the world," Minnelli reportedly said. "We moved in together one week after we met, that says it all."
Liza Minnelli: Denies rumors that her new husband is gay

Minnelli, 56, married David Gest, 48, in March in New York City.

Among those who reportedly suggested Gest is gay are singer Elton John, All My Children soap-opera star Ruth Warrick, and tabloid newspapers.

Asked what would be a good wedding present for Minnelli this time around, John said, "A heterosexual husband," according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and MSNBC.

The New York Post quoted Warrick, 86, as saying: "If Liza was expecting passion with David on their wedding night, believe me, she's still waiting. David's been secretly into men, not women, for the entire 25 years I've known him."

The Post attributed the quote to the U.S. tabloid newspaper the Globe. Warrick later denied making the statement, the Post said.

"I have no knowledge of any affairs with men -- not a whisper," she told the Post.

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Gest was quoted by as saying: "I guess it [the gay rumor] sells papers. I mean, I know who I am. That's the most important thing. We are going to beat the odds. We'll die in each others arms, I promise you."

Minnelli's first husband was gay singer/songwriter Peter Allen. Her father, Vincent Minnelli, was bisexual. Liza's mother, Judy Garland, also had another husband who was gay, Mark Herron.

When the gay newspaper Texas Triangle asked Minnelli last month if she has "good gaydar," she replied: "What? No! I'm terrible. You're talking to the girl who married Peter Allen."

Minnelli and Garland are major icons to some older gay men.

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