Wednesday, April 22, 2009

In Touch Talks To Marilyn About Gavin Rossdale


Searching my memory, I think this is the first time a tabloid here in the US has interviewed Marilyn about his love life with Gavin Rossdale.

Apparently Marilyn sat down for a long interview with In Touch and provided them photos that have not been seen before of the pair when they were a couple. In the interview Marilyn, calls Gavin "the love of my life."

In Touch is also kind enough to point out how similar in looks Marilyn and Gavin are. I cannot wait to see if Gavin's people respond to the article other than the brief denial they gave to In Touch.

In the past, when Boy George revealed the relationship, Gavin said, “I wasn’t dating Marilyn. We were, and still are, good friends.” At the time, Marilyn denied the affair, as well. But today he says he did it only because Gavin asked him to. “He was just becoming successful in America,” Marilyn explains. “I agreed to lie against every grain of my being.” Now, Marilyn wants to set the record straight. “We were together five years,” Marilyn says. “But it felt like 40.”

54 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

Wow, guess the rumors of his bisexuality are true!

Quintessential Southerner said...

i'm sure that gwenie's purse had something to do with gavin leaving. i just hope that this man does not go flying off of a balcony.

lululady said...

That kinda made me feel sad for Marilyn. It sounds like he is still in love. And he does resemble Gwen. Oy!

M said...

I thought Marilyn died of a drug overdose back in the day...

AnonMom said...

1. Kingston is seriously his daddy's mini-me.

2. I see why Gavin makes Gwen keep her hair so light.

Judi said...

Timeline - Gavin met Gwen well after he and Marilyn broke up. Do we really care who GR schtupped in the past?

not on my dollar said...

Judi, yes I do. Why? Because Gavin is handsome. :)

Kat said...

Kind of surprised by this, to be honest. I remember Marilyn from back in the day and had not heard anything about an involvement with Gavin Rossdale at the time. Also, this picture freaks me out because Rossdale looks like a child in it! Must have only been in his late teens or early twenties.

It bothers me that people will come out and attempt to level your life ages after you left them behind. The guy is married, has kids, seems happy with his wife and for some reason Marilyn thinks it's necessary to bring up the past, which might damage Gavin's career or relationship. I get that the guy might still be in love with him, but it doesn't seem very loving to intentionally out someone who has clearly established himself in a life which is more to his liking.

Everyone has a past, but unless you did something highly illegal or damaging, it just doesn't seem right to expose someone years later when they've on. Reeks of desperation.

Quintessential Southerner said...

thanks, judi. kat, i agree with you.

Goodgrief said...

I always thought the rumors were BS. I guess not. Five years is a long time to be with someone. That is more than a casual fling for curiosity purposes.I hope he filled Gwen in on this part of his life. I don't see why he wouldn't though, she seems pretty open minded.

Brenda22 said...

I'm sorry, can someone tell me who Marilyn is? Is/was he famous?

Ice Angel said...

Real men (or women) don't kiss and tell.

Kara said...

Bitter, bitter, bitter.

Kate said...

Wasn't there once a blind about the celebrity who always keeps the same look and style because if she changes it, her husband will run off to a tranny who has that look? We all thought it was Gwen and Gavin.

valerie said...

OMG, I didn't even know Marilyn was still around! He was big what - 20 years ago? This gives me new respect for Gavin Rossdale. lol.

Kate said...

Found it!

#2-----------What married female pop star keeps coming back to her same basic hairstyle, look, and appearance because when she changes it, her husband wanders off to find a transsexual who has that look?

(Gwen Stefani)

Carrie S. said...

I couldn't have said it any better, Kat. You're right on the money!

not on my dollar said...

The real question is what is Marilyn selling? Did he just need money and after all this time finally got a bite from a tabloid or is he moving on to some new venture and needed the attention?

AnnMarie said...

Marilyn had a drug problem (heroin), and his MySpace page from a year or so ago (?) had him soliciting funds from people so that he could buy a laptop. He had also claimed he was going to write an autobiography, but I don't see that anywhere.
Maybe that didn't pan out and he's looking for $ where he can get it.
There's an old interview posted (2006) there that goes into more detail about his "ex." It doesn't mention Gavin's name (unless I missed it?), but has that same picture of the two of them, and he says they were together for about "4 or 4 1/2 years, but it felt like 50."

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

Kate: Marilyn isn't a transsexual.

Judi said...

Completely agree with you, Kat. Pretty cheap shot by Marilyn. People are free to schtupp whomever they choose.

nunaurbiz said...

Brenda22: thank you. I thought i was the only one here who didn't have a clue who this Marilyn person is.

Uber*nought said...

Well they look very nice together but it's kind of all water under the bridge now ... isn't it?

Having said that, maybe Gavin has okayed Marilyn saying this. I'm pretty sure he and Gwen are open-minded nd cool enuff parents to let their kids know when old enough what is what.

Uber*nought said...

Marilyn was more popular in Britain and Europe. Later Japan I think. A real 80s star. Those in the US would never have known about him but he was pretty big in his day in Britain. Then he just faded away like a lot of the 80s pop stars.

AnonMom said...

Well, Gwen does have one No Doubt song Brokenhearted Detective ... everyone though it was about Gavin's secret love child, but maybe it was about Marilyn. They did break up for a while when they were dating because he was angry that she put so much personal stuff in the No Doubt song lyrics.

chcj4 said...

They named Kingston, Kingstin, because(supposedly) Marilyn was is from a city named Kingston. I heard Gwen knew about this from the beginnning.

lutefisk said...

Regardless, if it is true or not, Gavin & Gwen seem like decent people, & should be given some privacy on this.
Especially if it happened before they were involved.

littleoleme said...

Kat - While I don't completely agree with what Marilyn has done I feel a need to address a couple of your comments.
"The guy is married, has kids, seems happy with his wife and for some reason Marilyn thinks it's necessary to bring up the past, which might damage Gavin's career or relationship."
His career would only be damaged if people were very narrow minded and would let something like this affect whether they listened to GR's music or went to one of his shows.
"established himself in a life which is more to his liking."
Honey, I have known/know far too many gay men who have given up the gay lifestyle and married a woman not because she was more to their liking but because it was more to their liking to be with a wealthy woman.

"Reeks of desperation."
You could be absolutely right or he could be so hurt that someone he loved deeply has lied over and over again making Marilyn seem like a liar. To have the person you love deny you to the public (who knows what was said in private-perhaps "you know how much you meant to me but I can't be public about it now) would be painful. Maybe this is lashing out or maybe it's as Uber*nought said

"Having said that, maybe Gavin has okayed Marilyn saying this. I'm pretty sure he and Gwen are open-minded and cool enuff parents to let their kids know when old enough what is what."

Kristen S. said...

Marilyn was in BandAid (Bob Geldof's "Do They KNow It's Christmas") group.

Sylvia said...

Never heard of Marilyn either. Good gossip to hear lol. Well their was always questions about Gavin being bi or gay. He does look pretty gay in this pic and Marilyn looks pretty fem except for the arms lol.

Gwen must really love Gavin to put up with her looks to please him, and giving the name to her kid connecting to Marilyn. One thing for sure I wouldn't put up to this at all.

Nosey Parker said...

Nice post Kat.

I'm sure Gwen knows about this, but it's old news and didn't need to be brought up again. Marilyn must need money.

Same but different... Perez was telling the truth about John Mayer, but I don't think he should have kissed and told.

mygeorgie said...

Wonder if we'll all be as "uninterested" and supportive when past 'schtoopers' come out blabbing about GMD?

Cheryl said...

Marilyn has talked about this in interviews before, just not in this country. There was the interview AnnMarie mentioned, also Marilyn had post on his blog a few years ago about the relationship. There were lots of old photos too and Gavin was very young and very beautiful.

Boy George has talked about it too. He kept some details out of his autobiography, but said that he won't lie about the couple if asked directly.

Jamie's Girl said...

I'm sure Gavin is totally gay, and not the least bit BiSexual, except for fame's sake. I truly do think that he will leave his wife, if she doesn't look like Marilyn. I think he does still love Marilyn. Kind of like Will Smith and Tom Cruise. BTW, Katie just looks like a complete man now.

Cheryl said...

Kingston = Kingston, Jamaica
Zuma Nesta-Nesta is Bob Marley's middle name.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

The real issue here is....that SHIRT!

Miss said...

Is it just me or does Gavin look like he should be on a poster for some up and coming angel themed movie?! He truly looks almost androgynous

DNfromMN said...

Miss- Well he did play the angel Michael (or Lucifer? i forget) in Constantine w/ Keanu Reeves and Tilda Swinton.

I must be too young to remember Marilyn.

califblondy said...

What beautiful eyebrows.

nunaurbiz said...

Um how old was Gavin when that photo was taken??? He looks 12!!!!!

Mazman said...

www.themrmarilyn.com

AnnMarie said...

Is that you, Marilyn?

Jillian S. said...

If I understand this correctly, Marilyn is like the male Jenny Shimizu - Just can't get over the one who got away (and got famous) and because there is a sense of shock value to it, they are exploiting their history for money?

jax said...

well considering Marilyn has always been described as delusional and heroin addicted since the 80s, I'm more apt to beleive Amy Winehouse as a spokesperson for D.A.R.E.

just another crackhead looking for a payout.

Judi said...

Yes, Jillian and Jax. Marilyn needs to move on.
Gavin also had his own $$ before he and Gwen met. Two wealthy people married and had kids.

x said...

Its pretty well known that Gwen ran after Gavin for years and took a lot of crap from him. The song Bathwater is about all about that.

Simone said...

A picture speaks a thousand words. I believed this story about Gavin and Marilyn when I first read this in Boy George's book way back in 1995. Now I see this picture.

'nuff said.

Miss X said...

that picture is disturbing

MadLyb said...

It only makes Gavin hotter, and no one will care, other than the small-minded giving Gwen kudos for 'turning' a gay/bi man. Cute couple, but then again, Gavin/Gwen and the babies are an adorable family as well.

muccimooch333 said...

Wow. All I can say is Wow.

Mooshki said...

If that picture doesn't convince you, check this one out.

Miss said...

DnfromMN he played the demon Balthazar! I think maybe thats where the initial concept of him looking angelic may have come up from ( in my head ) though.. but seriously he does look VERY angelic in this photo...biblical wise anyhow

PollyPureBred said...

I agree with Judi - leave the past alone. Gavin is (for all accounts) a great father and husband. I don't care what he did in the '80's. Crazy times, people grow up.

slappywhyte said...

ugggg - GREAT pic find tho