George Michael dated the model from the I Want Your Sex video Most people today know Michael as one of the most famous openly gay celebrities to come out of the closet before it was normal to do so.
However, when he was at the height of his career breakout, he was still dating women.
"It's very hard to be proud of your sexuality when it hasn't given you any joy, but once you have found somebody you really love it's not so tough," Michael told the , the man Michael identified as his first love found out he was HIV positive six months into their relationship.
Feleppa died in the early 1990s, causing the singer to enter what he described as "a deep black hole" of depression before he began dating Goss.
George has rarely been spotted in public since last spring, but on his infrequent outings the elusive pop legend's appearance has sparked concern from his fans.
George Michael was a British singer and songwriter of Greek descent , best known for hit songs like Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Faith or Careless Whisper.
While his career was full of peaks and valleys, here are five things you might not know about George Michael.
He wrote Careless Whisper when he was only 17 The band he was in was called Wham and they released a lot of dance ready pop songs.
He was a major part of my life and I loved him very, very much."He added, "The beautiful memories and music he brought to the world will always be an important part of my life and those who also loved and admired him."According to he could never bring himself to tell his parents he was gay, nor did they ever met Michael: "It was this big pink elephant in the center of every holiday.My mother was still alive and every single day would have been a nightmare for her thinking what I might have been subjected to. He also talks about his community service following his recent conviction for driving while under the influence of sleeping pills, which has seen him work with mentally ill and homeless people.And he discusses the deep depression he suffered when his lover, Anselmo Feleppa, and his mother died within a few years of each other, his partner from an Aids-related illness.He adds that he "resents" the success of his career which "never seems to suffer". I was supremely confident I was writing pop classics but I was also supremely aware that if I left the imagery a little bit more to Andrew, kids loved it.Looking considerably chubbier and a shadow of his former self, the singer emerged from the Kusnacht Practice in Switzerland to enjoy a low-key night celebrating his 52nd birthday with friends.