Former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes spilled the tea on some of the people he’s dated in the past – including two with a very close connection to Madonna.
Speaking of Fitzy & Wippa Radio show on Friday morning, the 50-year-old revealed he once dated Madonna’s brother Christopher Ciccone – but had never met the Queen of Pop during that time.
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“I think I can say that now because I’ve been married for 17 years, but I’ve had a few dates with her brother,” he said Truly Madly Deeply singer revealed.
He also briefly dated Alek Keshishian, the director of the 1991 documentary In bed with Madonna.
“The thing was, I wasn’t like a Madonna stalker,” Hayes said.
“You could have introduced me to her all along.
“And it was really important for me to let them know, like, ‘No, I’m in she. I’m not into her, even though I absolutely shit to meet her.”
No relationship lasted, he admitted.
“Christopher and I just didn’t get along,” he said.
“Alek and I had a very special bond, but for me it just wasn’t love.”
Although he hadn’t seen Madonna at the time he was dating people in her inner circle, Hayes eventually met the Material Girl.
After marrying her husband Richard Cullen in 2005, the couple were invited to a party by a friend who knew Madonna.
Both Madonna and Alek Keshishian were at the party — giving the musician something of a blast from the past.
“I walk into the room, I scan the room and there’s a golden light from God upon Madonna,” he said.
To his surprise, Madonna knew who he was and revealed that she had attended a Savage Garden concert in the late 1990s.
He later saw Keshishian whispering in Madonna’s ear and fled the party, concerned about what the film director was telling her about their relationship.
“I don’t know if she loves me now because obviously she would have figured out all that stuff,” he joked.
At the height of Savage Garden’s fame, Darren Hayes did not appear publicly as a gay man.
He was married to childhood friend and makeup artist Colby Taylor from 1994 to 1998 and didn’t come out until 2005 — the day before his wedding to Richard Cullen.
Savage Garden disbanded in 2001, but Hayes has continued with his solo career.
He’s promoting a new single Toxic Bloodand will be touring nationwide next year.
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