Morrissey reveals first relationship was in his mid-30s

Details about his relationships are among other revelations in the intriguing and long-awaited book. Credit: PA Wire

Morrissey has revealed that he did not enter into a serious relationship until he was in his mid-30s.

Writing in his new autobiography simply titled Autobiography, the former Smiths frontman says, "for the first time in my life the eternal 'I' becomes 'we', as, finally, I can get on with someone".

Morrissey goes on to speak in more depth about the two-year relationship: "Jake and I fell together in deep collusion whereby the thorough and personal could be the only possible way and we ate up each minute of the day.

"Indulgently Jake and I test how far each of us can go before 'being dwelt in' causes cries of intolerable struggle, but our closeness transcends such visitations."

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Morrissey recalls how his neighbour, the writer Alan Bennett, had noticed the relationship had reached its end when his visited and pointed out to them: "You haven't spoken a word to one another since I arrived."

He discusses his lack of interest in girls as a teenager, stating, "Girls remained mysteriously attracted to me and I had no idea why, since although each fumbling foray hit the target, nothing electrifying took place, and I turned a thousand corners without caring".

The singer said he was far more excited about "the array of stylish racing bikes that my father would bring home."

According to another reviewer, the singer did discuss having a child with Tina Dehgani, saying: “Tina and I discuss the unthinkable act of producing a mewling miniature monster.”

Morrissey's long-awaited autobiography is released today. Credit: PA Wire

Details about his relationships are among other revelations in the intriguing and long-awaited book.

The 54-year-old details the time he was questioned by the police about whether he may "pose a security threat to Margaret Thatcher", after the release of his 1988 album Viva Hate featuring the song Margaret on the Guillotine.

He also revealed that guitarist Johnny Marr once told him he was ready to reform The Smiths.

But the singer dismissed such a move, saying: "Surviving The Smiths is not something that should be attempted twice."

Morrissey was behind songs such as This Charming Man and Margaret on the Guillotine. Credit: EMPICS Entertainment

Other details in Autobiography include:

  • Morrissey's says the Krays were persecuted for being "working class and far too formidable"

  • His belief that he was the victim of a kidnap attempt after a show in Mexico in September 2007

  • He attacks Manchester's schools and the "belligerent ghouls" who ran them

  • The singer frequently mentions his turbulent relationship with NME magazine

  • He calls his colleague Mike Joyce a "pounder drummer" when he discusses what he thought were the injustices of a lengthy court case in which Joyce and bass player Andy Rourke sought a 25 per cent share of the band's earnings.

Morrissey, who is a prominent vegetarian, donated £10,000 to an anti-foie gras campaign earlier this year after being paid the money by Channel 4 who had used one of his songs without his permission.