Gavin Rossdale had a gay affair

Singer Gavin Rossdale smiles backstage before a showing of the L.A.M.B. Spring/Summer 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week September 16, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: FASHION ENTERTAINMENT)

Gavin Rossdale has admitted to having an affair with male pop star Marilyn.

The Bush singer, and husband of Gwen Stefani, had a fling with the singer in the 1980s but didn’t admit to the relationship before because of the “tabloid world”.

Gavin told Details magazine: “I think at the outset there was a sort of fear — that was right at the beginning of Bush, and I didn’t want it to be part of it,”

“It felt like a cheap shot, so I was like, ‘I’m not getting involved.’”

“I’ve never wanted to appear closed about it. It’s not something I’ve talked about really because it’s always been in the glare of a tabloid world. It’s just one of those things — move on.”

“When you’re 17, Jesus Christ, I don’t think there’s anything strange about any form of anything — you’re learning about life. It’s a part of growing up. That’s it. No more, no less.”