John Travolta has long been the target of gay identity speculations.
John is not a gay guy, however, in accordance with close friend, former co-star, and fellow Scientologist Kirstie Alley, who asserts that she and the actor fell in love and had an emotional affair years ago.
Asked if she thought the rumors could be true, Kirstie “vigorously” shook her head, swooned and told The Sun’s Dan Wootton in an interview published on Sept. 16, “No, I don’t. I mean, I know him pretty well — and I know the love…”
Kirstie explained how she and John, who co-starred in “Look Who’s Talking” in 1989 and both of its sequels, initially fell in love. But, she said that they did not go further because she did not want to physically cheat on her then-husband Parker Stevenson, whom she had married in 1983.
She believes that if she and John had chosen that course of action, things would have started out fantastic but ultimately gone south. “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,” Kirstie said.
The whole experience was heartbreaking. “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,” she said.
“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,” she added. “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.”
Kirstie informed the Sun that John moved on after realizing their emotional liaison would not result in anything. “When it became very apparent that I was staying married, he started seeing Kelly [Preston] again,” she said. John married Kelly in 1991.
A tweet from paget brewster’s official account remarked, “Even if John Travolta is a gay, wig-wearing Scientologist now – he was genius in “Saturday Night Fever”. Can’t take that away from the man.”-
Even if John Travolta is a gay, wig-wearing Scientologist now – he was genius in “Saturday Night Fever”. Can’t take that away from the man.
— paget brewster (@pagetpaget) September 18, 2013
Kirstie said Kelly once confronted her about her behavior around John in the early ’90s. “Kelly came up to me — and they were married then — and she said, ‘Erm, why are you flirting with my husband?'” Kirstie recalls. “And that was sort of when I had to make a decision and that was pretty much the end of that.”
Kirstie told The Sun that she, John, and Kelly are now close friends and that they all live next door to one another. She also mentioned that their fence has a gate that makes it easier for them to visit one another.
In addition, Kirstie asserted that she and John wouldn’t have remained together for a long time if they had given in to their cravings years earlier.
The “Pulp Fiction” actor “goes to bed at like 4 or 5 in the morning and wakes up at 3 in the afternoon. I go to bed at 9 o’clock at night and wake up at 5 in the morning. We basically would have not have seen each other. It would have been a disaster,” she added.
“And it turned out great because we’ve remained best friends all these years.”