Kirstie Alley: ‘I know John Travolta with all my heart and soul; he’s not gay’

CB covered a great deal of Kirstie Alley’s new media blitz the other day, wisely focusing on Kirstie’s totally delusional statements about propositioning Patrick Swayze, being turned down by Swayze, and how that somehow meant that he was in love with her. CB also mentioned Kirstie’s new interview with Barbara Walters, and how they ended up discussing John Travolta. Kirstie and John are tight – they’ve been tight for decades. They both roll with Xenu! Anyway, in the early excerpts from the interview, Kirstie said that Travolta is “the greatest love of her life” (minus Xenu) and “It took everything that I had, inside, outside, whatever, to not run off and marry John. And be with John for the rest of my life.” She was referring to the time period in and around 1991, when she was married and John wasn’t. What we hadn’t heard before now was that Barbara Walters actually asked the all-important questions about Travolta’s sexuality. I would love it if Barbara’s question was, “So, does he like c—k or what?” As you can imagine, Kirstie protected her great love’s sexuality:

Kirstie Alley wants to set the record straight about John Travolta’s sexuality.

Sitting down with Barbara Walters in an upcoming 20/20 interview, the actress, 61, dispels long-running talk that her close friend and fellow Scientologist is gay. (Married to Kelly Preston for over 20 years, the Savages actor, 58, has been exonerated in several sexual harassment cases leveled against him by male masseurs and hotel employees.)

“I know John with all my heart and soul; he’s not gay,” Alley tells Walters of her Look Who’s Talking costar.

“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?” she mused.

Indeed, Alley reveals to Walters that she had to fight her own romantic feelings for Travolta while she was still married to Parker Stevenson; she and the actor divorced in 1997 after 14 years together.

Calling Travolta the “greatest love of my life,” Alley claims “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 . . .I feel like when you marry someone, you’re supposed to work hard at it and you’re supposed to make it work.”

These details follow another forbidden love scenario that came out earlier this week: Back in 1985, Alley fell for another costar, the late Patrick Swayze, as they filmed the TV movie North and South.

“Both of us were married,” Alley says, clarifying that the pair did not technically “have an affair,” but indeed fell in love.

“But again, I think what we did was worse,” she explains of Swayze, who was married to wife Lisa Niemi up until his 2009 death. “Because I think when you fall in love with someone when you’re married, you jeopardize your own marriage and their marriage. It’s doubly bad.”

[From Us Weekly]

I was going to joke about it, but really, Kirstie didn’t leave a lot of room in there to parse. It’s just a flat-out denial wrapped in a personal testimonial. She’s saying she knows his heterosexual soul on a cosmic level and we only call him gay because he’s super-famous and super-clean. Clean except for all of the masseurs he quietly bones. ALLEGEDLY!

But really, I think we should heavily discount everything Kirstie says about the 1980s and early 1990s because, as it turns out, she was a raging cokehead who was always on the verge of overdosing. But she’s totally fine now, people. Because Xenu healed her.

Kirstie Alley has opened up about her past cocaine habit that was so intense she feared it would kill her. Alley, who is promoting her new book The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine al Dente), admitted that she did “enough cocaine to kill several people.”

The 61-year-old says: “I thought I was going to overdose almost every time… There was about a year’s span that I did cocaine that I was doing it – you could say – more occasionally, on the weekend. Then my weekend became a three-day weekend, then it became four, then it became five.

“But I would do so much at a time that I would snort the coke and then I would sit there, I would take my pulse [thinking]: ‘I’m dying, I’m dying, I’m dying.’ Who would keep doing it? But it’s such a weird, mind-trippy addiction.”

Alley credits the controversial religion Scientology with saving her from the grips of addiction.

She says: “A friend of mine sent me this book. Most of my friends were drug addicts so they didn’t send me books. But one of my friends who wasn’t, was a Scientologist and she sent me Dianetics [by L. Ron Hubbard]. Somehow I got through it and I thought: ‘This is either the world’s biggest scam or this is how I’m going to get rid of this hideous compulsion that I have.’”

[From Radar]

‘This is either the world’s biggest scam or this is how I’m going to get rid of this hideous compulsion that I have’. OR BOTH. It’s not an either/or proposition. You too can quit drugs when you’re chained up in David Miscavige’s work-camp yacht AND it can still be the world’s biggest scam.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. roxi says:

    I think it’s in pretty poor taste that she made that remark about Patrick Swayze being in love with her while he was married to his wife Lisa. I am sure Lisa will hear that; maybe she knows something already and maybe not, but it will only be hurtful to her.

    • Lb says:

      That was my first thought too. It’s like she took no consideration for his wife’s feelings when saying that.

      As for Travolta, whatever. I read that vanity fair article on Scientology and they even had a brief mention of how the Chrurch drags Kristie Alley out to defend them because she’s always willing to do it.

    • ladybert62 says:

      Hi roxi – I agree with you.

      The only thing that Ms. Allen is in love with is herself. She should shut up and start acting her age – and I certainly would not believe a word she says or take any advice from her.

    • Lee says:

      That’s all I could think too! And it’s even worse that she waited to reveal this alleged love affair until after Patrick himself is gone and can’t explain or deny her claims. So selfish and inconsiderate.

      I can’t really put much stock in what she says about Swayze though if she insists Travolta is straight in the same interview…

    • hina says:

      agree to that one. I think she is full of herself and I don’t buy whatever she is saying. Obviously John could have told her to say that to the media.

  2. Miss Kiki says:

    His wiglet of doom would beg to differ

  3. lori says:

    Guess John and Kelly will be sending her a muffin basket this morning.

  4. whybenice says:

    Kirstie, darlin’, he makes a pretty good case that he is. Or at least optional.

  5. Bluedog says:

    I saw her on TV last night and I think she said she did all the coke before she was famous. I was only half listening though, so I could be wrong.

    As for John Travolta not being gay, she’s just saying that to help counteract the bad press. Co$ probably told her to. I don’t think even Kirstie thinks he’s straight.

  6. Tuxedo Cat says:

    I think she’s right..He’s not gay, he’s bi….(Which is fine) but I just wish he would be honest – with himself and with his fans.

  7. feebee says:

    She’s not the most reliable source.

  8. Ms Kay says:

    Did John or CO$ pay her to say all these things so it’d make a diversion? Then it’s an epic fail!

  9. Micki says:

    With this speed in only 2 months she’ll claim she knew my Granddad “with all her heart and soul”

  10. tru tru says:

    Just like Kirstie to pick on a man that is not here to defend himself, I don’t beleive it.

    second, I wonder how much John gave her for “devoted” interview.

    is she still hawking her weight loss products??


  11. marie says:

    “it took everything that I had inside, outside, whatever, to not run off and marry John. And be with John for the rest of my life”….. except I don’t have a peen, so there’s that-I’m not really his type-you know, I’m an innie and not an outie.. (that should have been the rest of the quote)

  12. SusieQ2 says:

    Delusion, thy name is Kirstie Alley.

    ‘I know with all my heart and soul’
    Um, do hardcore co$ members HAVE a heart and a soul?

    Ugh, she sickens me.

    • Juliette says:

      I totally concur. She’s just gross. And to say those things about Patrick Swayze when he’s not here to dispute it. Really nice consideration for his wife you b**ch.

      She annoyed me before but this has pushed that into full blown disgust. Such a waste of space.

  13. Erinn says:

    Hmmm… so a Scientology member is trying to ‘prove’ another Scientology member isn’t gay. How convenient.

  14. emperorcupacke says:

    Sure, John Travolta is straight, Kirstie Alley is skinny, and Scientology is totally legitimate religion and not a cult in anyway.

  15. Movie Lover says:

    This is so weird. WHy is she coming out with all of this crap now. She’s just vomiting info that no one wants or believes. Even if the Swazye thing is true….why tell? As for Travolta….she would have done better things for his rep if she had she just let the whole thing blow over. Bringing up her so called love only reminds everyone of him and his sexuality. I like Kirsty….but this is just crap.

  16. Jaxx says:

    uh huh. Thanks for the testimonial Kirstie. And we know your credibility is spotless. Like you’re a size six and everything.

  17. Loey says:

    I like her so much on DWTS but the reality of her is soooo horrible. She looks great for 60 and seems so fun but she’s a scientologist and seems delusional about her weight, her past and everything in between.

    I saw her on one of the late night shows years back and she said she would spend the money she spent on cocaine on flowers instead now. Literally hundreds of dollars on flowers for herself. I know it’s her money, but I thought it was sooooo selfish and stupid to not spend it by giving to a charity that helps people wit addictions or another charity she cares about.

  18. Hyena says:

    I like her so much on DWTS but the reality of her is soooo horrible. She looks great for 60 and seems so fun but she’s a scientologist and seems delusional about her weight, her past and everything in between.

    I saw her on one of the late night shows years back and she said she would spend the money she spent on cocaine on flowers instead now. Literally hundreds of dollars on flowers for herself. I know it’s her money, but I thought it was sooooo selfish and stupid to not spend it by giving to a charity that helps people wit addictions or another charity she cares about.

  19. Lizzie K says:

    It’s just sad that Travolta feels he must continue to deny who he is. It’s got to be a gutwrenching way to live.

  20. Paloma says:

    Too bad no one believes you. Also, incredibly poor taste to dish on Patrick Swayze, how cruel to his widow.

  21. mln76 says:

    I think it’s just an extension of her narcissism in her mind he can’t be gay because he’s madly in love with her just like every other man she’s ever met.

  22. DreamyK says:

    My heart hurts for Patrick Swayze’s widow. Kristie has lost me as a fan forever for hurting Lisa like that. So full of awful.

  23. Cam S says:

    1st question: I wonder if Kirstie was a Scientologist before she met John, or did he convert her?

    2nd question: Does she think being called a homosexual is a bad thing? She sounds as if the public is calling him a monster. I would rather her address the molestation allegations. That is what the public finds reprehensible, not the homosexuality.

  24. vvvoid says:

    My mom went to high school with Patrick Swayze. He had quite the crush on her and asked her out twice but she turned him down. She has terrible taste in men. During that same time period she was unwittingly dating serial child murderer Dean Corll’s accomplice Elmer. She turned down Patrick Swayze for who turned out to be a child killer.

  25. Maddie says:

    I love how she CLAIMED how she respected her marriage (Parker Stevenson) that she didn’t run. off with or (kidnapped Patrick S) but I guest that didn’t come into play when she had the affair with that c rated actor who she left her husband for.

    Notice that two high profiled actors that she claims to love and have feelings for one stayed married to his wife and was stayed single until he married his wife.

    Yeah Kristi we all believe you (wink wink)

  26. Theresa says:

    Seems the most ardent defenders of $ci demonstrate themselves to be the most easily manipulated. Supports my theory that the most successful cult members are the weakest-spirited people in our society. They are mentally and spiritually empty and will allow just about anything, if it’s self-serving enough, to fill up the void. Also explains why the most visible $ci members seem to have no problem embarrassing themselves publicly with their diatribe.

    I don’t care nor worry about what comes out of this woman’s mouth, in fact Alley is an ironic barometer of the truth; whatever she says is exactly the opposite. She has confirmed my belief that Travolta is gay. Thanks Kirstie!

  27. Cirque28 says:

    She embodies the Studio 54 disco era. Dance, snort mountains of coke, become convinced all the gay boys are lusting for you, feel paranoid, check your pulse, then back to dancing…

  28. apsutter says:

    Says one high ranking Scientologist about another high ranking Scientologist who happens to be a her close friend. If she ever said anything but absolute denial of him being gay they would completely flog her for it.

  29. skuddles says:

    Interesting that it took her this many months after the Travolta masseuse scandal to come forward… wonder what C0$ bribed her with to say he’s not gay?

    And it’s super tacky and insensitive of her to say she and Swayze were in love when he was very much married. Swayze is not here to refute (or confirm) her claim, and she knows this will surely hurt his wife Lisa. Alley is nothing more than an attention-whoring nutbag IMO.

  30. Sandy Pandy says:

    I don’t understand her book – she has two failed marriages and is currently single (and obviously hss no gaydar)- so what advice is she dishing out?

  31. jani says:

    This vain, cruel, obnoxious idiot has zero knowledge about “The Art of Men,” the art of acting, the art of tying shoelaces or the art of anything else. Good point from Kaiser about especially disregarding stories from KA’s coke hoovering years. Addicts don’t remember their own addresses, much less the nuances of interpersonal relationships that may or may not have occurred decades earlier.

    In CO$ bi is no more acceptable than gay. KA’s “heart and soul” are under a billion year contract to CO$ that requires her to do JT damage control. The masseurs may have been out-lawyered by CO$, but what about the other men, like the West Hollywood sauna brigade, who say that they have had sex with JT? What about that long term pilot/lover of JT’s?

  32. Nev says:

    I really enjoy her comic attitude. But people who flirt, comment, sleep with or fall in love with partnered or married people (who aren’t ‘t open) REALLY BUG me. STEP OFF.

  33. boredsuburbanhousewife says:

    I can’t believe she actually said all this — I mistakenly believed that this was a headline from The Onion.

  34. anon says:

    OK so John isn’t gay so is he BI? Do we care unless the photos are shopped there is indeed a pic of JOHN with a man.. There all a kinky bunch anyways threesomes possibly..

  35. Francesca says:

    maybe he wasn’t gay when she was bangin’ him, but he is now. She didn’t get the memo…

  36. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    Oh please Kirstie, I’ve always been curious of your seduction techniques and telepathic affairs with presently deceased or in largely known to be gay men.

    How deep in denial can a person be.

  37. Green is Good says:

    Why does Kirstie feel the need to defend John Travota’s sexuality? Bitch, please. Report back to your tiny cult reader and tell him mission Epic Fail.

    What’s the deal with these cult freaks and their homophobia?

  38. Grace says:

    The man was bi all the way up to the 80′s. Now he’s fully gay. Kirstie let go of Xenu and find yourself a real life Honey. You’re almost old enough to collect social security now. Let it go.

  39. gg says:

    … because she’s not DELUSIONAL at all …

    Look what I just found: Interesting funny stuff about L. Ron. Check out 5:13 and thereafter, about his craziness and drug abuse. Also, funny idiot dancing in underwear is worth the watch. lol.
    Go Anonymous!

  40. Sammy Jo says:

    We are, after all, just mere squirrels and wogs. The Scienobots know to lie to us about everything, it’s part of their conditioning.

  41. LurkeeLee says:

    He is not gay and neither was Liberace for that matter.

  42. Genevieve says:

    She is a disgusting piece of poop & a joke. I wouldn’t believe one thing that comes out her mouth.

  43. erika says:

    CO$ is so manipulative…

    they set up kirstie to spew this lie and prob showered her with CO$ acclaim “lying about JT/being in love…we’ll get you a seat in Heaven next to Ron L., or sorry, we don’t believe in heaven, but, well, it’ll get you a threesome with Ron L. and whomever else you fancy!’

    and COKE! don’t forget! Narconon can supply Kirstie with a boatlad of Coke!

    nice one, alley….please

  44. Moi says:

    Sure Kirstie… and you’re not bat sh*t crazy either.

  45. Leyva says:

    That lying Scienthole! Back in the late 90s when she was on Veronica’s Closet, Travolta threw some massive party (it may have been his 50th)that she was going to. At the end of shooting that day, she announced to the ENTIRE freaking crew, that she was off to party with John, “the biggest queen in Hollywood!” Then she burst out laughing and trotted off. What a cow.

  46. Ben says:

    You’d have to be at least half gay to do Kirstie.

  47. Mr. Sensible says:

    Some men like wearing a goatee on their chins, but John likes wearing another guy’s testicles on his. C’mon John, coming out of the closet hasn’t hurt other male actor’s careers. Maybe you and Hugh Jackman could come out at the same time. You know, use the buddy system.

  48. Misnomer says:

    I cannot believe she can be so selfish and cruel. To state you were in love with a married man is one thing, but to also state that you were in love with a married man who is now dead and can’t defend himself, and that he loved you, is so disgusting and evil. Wtf is wrong this woman that she seems to lack any sense of empathy to another woman and lacks appropriate judgment?

  49. kelbravura says:

    Sounds like Kathie Griffin bearding before AC came clean.

    She just needs to come out herself, between her Hardy boy closet case hubby and Dong Travolta she is the gay man bestie (f – hag back in the pre PC days).

    Own it, honey, the rest of us do.

  50. Minnie says:

    If scientology broke her coke compulsion, why didn’t it fix her eating compulsion?