Back in 1995, Boy George first publicly exposed Gavin Rossdale‘s alleged romantic relationship with androgynous male British rocker Marilyn in his book Take It Like a Man. Rossdale claimed, “I wasn’t dating Marilyn. We were, and still are, good friends.”
At the time, Gavin vehemently denied their romantic involvement. It wasn’t until now, however, that Marilyn is confirming the existence of the relationship. “We were together five years. But it felt like 40,” Marilyn tells In Touch. He adds, “Gavin and Gwen are perfect for each other, but he was the love of my life”
Marilyn explains why he initially pretended they’d never been a couple, “[Gavin] was just becoming successful in America. I agreed to lie against every grain of my being.” As for Rossdale, he maintains his denial of any romantic entanglement.
Well, at the very least, this should make for some interesting material for wifey Gwen Stefani‘s next album.
Gallery Info: Gavin Rossdale and Marilyn; Gwen Stefani and family visit her parents for Easter.