Kirstie Alley tells of love for John Travolta
"I know John with all my heart and soul. He's not gay," Alley, 61, told Barbara Walters on "Good Morning America." She called Travolta, with whom she starred in that 1989-93 trio of film comedies, "the greatest love of my life."
The Emmy Award-winner told Walters, "When I fell in love with John, when we were doing [the first] 'Look Who's Talking,' 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." Alley was married at the time to actor Parker Stevenson. "I feel like when you marry someone you're supposed to work hard at it and you're supposed to make it work," she explained. Alley and Stevenson divorced in 1997. Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991.
As to the rumors about Travolta, Alley 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? I think people think that that's the supreme insult: 'He's gay!' "
On Monday, Alley said she had also fallen for co-star Patrick Swayze during the filming of ABC's Civil War miniseries "North and South" in 1985. "We did fall in love with each other," she said. "I probably was more willing to break up my marriage and I wasn't willing to break up his marriage."