Fred and Ginger. Brad and Angelina. Kirstie and John? Kirstie Alley says John Travolta was the “great love” of her life and recently admitted that she still flirts with him so much, his wife, Kelly Preston, has confronted her about it!
“First of all, I’m obviously not the only woman in the world that’s in love with John Travolta,” Alley said.
But when Stern pressed her about why she has such an attraction, she explained, “He’s very gamey. He and I will sit around doing skits and acting stupid. He’s not afraid to act stupid. He’ll do dumb skits, is the best way to put it.”
“He’s a very generous person,” she continued. He’s every interested. If you ever talk to John, and this is genuine with him, you will become the most interesting thing that he’s ever met in his life. He so wants to know who you are, what you’ve done. … He’s really really interested in people. And he’s obviously very handsome.”
Alley says that sparks first flew between the pair when they were filming Look Who’s Talking together in the 80s. “We both wanted to [act on it], definitely,” she said. But they held off since Alley was married to Parker Stevenson at the time.
Nevertheless, she told Stern, “It took me years to not look at John as a romantic interest. [Now], I’m best friends with his wife [Preston], and that took a while. Because in the beginning she would bust me, like, ‘Are you flirting with my husband?’ And the answer was yes.”
Alley immediately blasted the persistent allegations, saying, “I’ve known John for 20 years. I know him so well. I also know when I moved to Hollywood, I was told that a couple of people were gay, one of whom that I was dating, and I knew that they weren’t gay … It became a way to dismiss actors, or the thing you could say that people would disregard them in some way.”
As for reports that he sexually assaulted various men over the years, she insisted, “I think it’s [about] money. … Because when he says, ‘Ok, you’re not getting any money. Go ahead and sue,” they drop the suit. That’s how I know that’s true [that he didn't do anything].'”
Alas, Alley says that no man has measured up to Travolta for a long time: She admitted, “I haven’t had a boyfriend in 13 years.”