Kirstie Alley is currently promoting her new book, so of course she’s letting some old skeletons out of the closet. Just yesterday, Kirstie copped to falling in love with her “North And South” co-star Patrick Swayze. We weren’t even aware that she had an emotional affair of sorts with him. At least they didn’t go forth with a physical affair, right?
In that same interview, she also said that John Travolta was the love of her life and it took everything she had in her not to run off and marry him. Then, of course, she was hit with the “gay” backlash. Considering how many masseuses came out of the woodwork, we wouldn’t say that the rumors were exactly unfounded. Still, she is now defending John — because that’s what fellow Scientologists do for one another….no?
Kirstie sat down with Barbara Walters and when she asked about John, Kirstie said, “I know John with all my heart and soul; he’s not gay.”
She did offer up a theory as to why the rumors won’t go away. She said, “I think in some weird way, in Hollywood, if someone gets big enough and famous enough, and they’re not out doing drugs and they’re not womanizing, what do you say about them?”
Yesterday, she said of John, “Believe me, it took everything I had inside, outside, whatever, to not run off and marry John and be with John for the rest of my life. I feel like when you marry someone, you’re supposed to work hard at it and you’re supposed to make it work.”
At the time they knew each other, Kirstie was still married to Parker Stevenson, while John was single. She and Parker divorced in 1997, but John was already married to Kelly Preston as of 1991.