Kirstie Alley and John Travolta have been by no means romantically concerned, however that wasn’t how she initially needed it.
Alley, who died Monday at the age of 71 after a brief illness, typically talked of her emotions for Travolta, whom she known as the “best love” of her life.
The pair starred collectively “Look Who’s Speaking” movie franchise (the primary film hit theaters in 1989). Throughout an appearance in 2018 on “Celebrity Big Brother U.K.”, Alley talked about how simple it’s to fall in love with main males.
She named two co-stars she stated she developed emotions for, however by no means totally consummated the attraction: Patrick Swayze and Travolta.
“I virtually ran off and married John. I did love him, I nonetheless love him,” Alley said. “If I hadn’t been married I’d’ve gone and married him and I’d’ve been in an airplane as a result of he has his [own plane.]”
The identical 12 months she appeared on the fact present, the “Cheers” star additionally talked about Travolta throughout a conversation on “The Dan Wootton Interview” podcast. She stated not sleeping with the film star was “the toughest resolution I’ve ever made as a result of I used to be head over heels in love with him.”
“We have been enjoyable and humorous collectively,” she stated. “It wasn’t a sexual relationship as a result of I’m not going to cheat on my husband.”
Alley was married to actor Parker Stevenson on the time. The couple divorced in 1997.
In 2013, Alley informed Howard Stern Travolta additionally had emotions for her, however didn’t act on them due to her marriage.
“It took me years to not have a look at John as a romantic curiosity,” she said.
Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. Alley informed Wooten that Preston put her foot down about her flirting along with her husband.
“Kelly got here as much as me and so they have been married then, and she or he stated, ‘Why are you flirting with my husband?’” Alley stated. “And that was type of once I needed to decide and that was just about the top of that.”
Travolta paid tribute to Alley on social media Monday.
“Kirstie was one of the particular relationships I’ve ever had,” he wrote in the caption on a post on his verified Instagram account. “I really like you Kirstie. I do know we’ll see one another once more.”