What a confession! While appearing on the reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother UK, Kirstie Alley candidly opened up about her longtime friendship with John Travolta — and revealed she once “ran off and married” him!
“I think I kissed Travolta. 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 67-year-old actress said.
Kirstie and John, 64, have been close for years, mostly due to their shared involvement with Scientology. They’ve also co-starred in three movies together: 1989’s Look Who’s Talking, 1990’s Look Who’s Talking Too, and 1993’s Look Who’s Talking Now.
During a 2013 interview with Howard Stern, Kirstie also spoke out about her relationship with John and said he also had romantic feelings for her but they never dated because she was married to her second husband, Parker Stevenson, at the time.
“It took me years to not look at John as a romantic interest,” she told Howard, adding that the Grease star was “the greatest love of my life.” When Kirstie and Parker divorced in 1997, John was then married to Kelly Preston, so the actress stayed away from John for fears that Kelly would “bust” her. “She would be, like, ‘Are you flirting with my husband?’ And the answer was, ‘Yes,'” Kirstie shared.
On Celebrity Big Brother UK, Kirstie additionally revealed she had a crush on late actor Patrick Swayze while they were 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,” Kirsite continued. “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. 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.”