Kirstie Alley smashes rumors that her great love John Travolta is gay
Kirstie Alley says she knows John Travolta well enough to know his sexuality, particularly as they were on the verge of an affair while filming 'Look Who's Talking'
According to Hollywood superstar Kirstie Alley, her friendship with veteran actor John Travolta is so deep that the duo has a hole in the fence between their respective mansions so they can have private access to each other. The two are the most high-profile, longstanding members of the Church of Scientology, The Sun reports.
Alley says they were madly in love with each another but never took the next step in their relationship: a fact that has been used against Travolta in multiple well-publicized claims that he's gay.
However, in an interview with The Sun, Alley revealed that the Hollywood A-listers tried to pursue her in the past but failed as she was loyal to her former husband Parker Stevenson.
She says: “John would agree it was mutual that we sort of fell in love with each other. I will say it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, the hardest decision I’ve ever made, because I was madly in love with him. We were fun and funny together. It wasn’t a sexual relationship because I’m not going to cheat on my husband. But you know I think there are things that are way worse than sexual relationships, than cheating on someone that way. I consider what I did even worse because I actually let myself fall in love with him and stay in love with him for a long time.”
The 67-year-old 'Celebrity Big Brother' runner-up outright denies that her best friend is a homosexual. When asked if Travolta swings the other way, she says, “No, I don’t. I mean, I know him pretty well — and I know the love.”
Travolta, 64, got into a serious relationship with his current wife, actress Kelly Preston, 55, on Alley's advice before shooting the sequel to their 1989 hit movie 'Look Who's Talking'.
She explains: “When it became very apparent that I was staying married, he started seeing Kelly again.”
Having said that, Kelly confronted Alley when she caught her flirting with her husband after filming the sequel 'Look Who’s Talking Too.' Alley recalls: “Kelly came up to me — and they were married then — and she said, ‘Erm, why are you flirting with my husband?' And that was sort of when I had to make a decision and that was pretty much the end of that.”
According to her, she's now convinced it was the right decision to make and says she is “best pals and kindred spirits” with both Travolta and Kelly.
She says: “John and I would have devoured each other because John and I are so alike. It would be like two blazing stars that just fizzled out. John goes to bed at like four or five in the morning and wakes up at three in the afternoon. I go to bed at nine o’clock at night and wake up at five in the morning. We basically would have not have seen each other. It would have been a disaster. And it turned out great because we’ve remained best friends all these years. They live next door to me! We’d come through the fence. It’s pretty funny.”
Alley talks about all her legendary love interests and her wonderful life in a new episode of 'The Dan Wootton Interview' podcast, available for free download across all podcast platforms.