Kirstie Alley finally opens up about the "love of her life" John Travolta and why she never married him
Kristie Alley opened up about her former flame, John Travolta and recalled how she thought of running away just to marry him.
Kirstie Alley has finally opened up about her romance with John Travolta. The actress opened a box of memories as she sat with her 'Celebrity Big Brother U.K' housemates and told them stories about their friendship.
“I think I kissed Travolta,” she said. “I almost ran off and married John. I did love him, I still love him. If I hadn’t been married I would’ve gone and married him and I would’ve been in an airplane because he has his own plane.” The two starred together in the 1989 film 'Look Who’s Talking' and the sequels, 'Look Who’s Talking Too' and 'Look Who’s Talking Now'. Kirstie also opened up about developing feelings for former co-star Patrick Swayze.
As reported by People, Kirstie started having feelings for Patrick while filming the 1985 miniseries 'North and South.' “I would’ve loved to have an affair with Patrick Swayze but we were both married so I wouldn’t have gone off [with him],” she said. “I kissed him and I wish I could’ve had an affair but I’m a strong believer in fidelity and he was married," Kirstie recalled that when filming, falling in love is easy.
“When you get on the road and you do a movie, it’s very easy to fall in love with your leading man. Very, very easy," she said. She further added that one spends a lot of time with another while shooting and in times like this, it is quite often that people end up falling for another person.
"Think about it. We shot North and South for a year. So, for a year you’re around this person and it’s just hard, I think," she said. While Kirstie might have had feelings for Patrick for a while, it was nothing compared to the feelings she had for John. While appearing in an interview with Howard Stern in 2013, she explained that she had never before felt the way she did for John. She further added that the feelings were mutual.
Even though John had feelings for Kirstie, he reportedly did not act upon it as she was married to Parker Stevenson at the time. “It took me years to not look at John as a romantic interest," she said, adding he was “the greatest love of my life.” However, Kirstie and Parker's relationship did not last long and the two divorced in 1997. But when Kirstie was a single woman, John was not. By then, John was already married to actress Kelly Preston.
“She would be, like, ‘Are you flirting with my husband?’ And the answer was, ‘Yes,'” Kirstie said. While Kirstie might still have feelings for John, he sure is happy with his wife. Kelly and John married in 1991, traveling to Paris on an Air France Concorde for a wedding ceremony. The pair are proud parents to three children: son Jett, daughter Ella Bleu, and son Benjamin.