Morrissey opens up in autobiography

Former Smiths singer Morrissey has used his autobiography to criticise the UK legal system and music business; and revealed his first full relationship came with a man when he was in his 30s.

The star was scathing about the judges in his 1990s legal battle with former bandmate Mike Joyce, describing one as the “pride of the pipsqueakery”. The Smiths’ record label Rough Trade, he said, had been “brutally drab”. And he accused music paper NME of being out to “get Morrissey” in the 1990s.

The star, who is normally protective of his private life, opened up about a relationship with Jake Walters that began in 1994. He wrote about how Walters followed him back to his house after meeting him at a restaurant and “steps inside and stays for two years”.

“For the first time in my life the eternal ‘I’ becomes ‘we’, as, finally, I can get on with someone,” he wrote.

He also revealed how he later discussed having a baby – or, as he put it, a “mewling miniature monster” – with Tina Dehgani, with whom he described having an “uncluttered commitment”. Via Morrissey opens up in autobiography.

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