John Travolta went on a 3 day guys only ski & spa trip (update: Brad Pitt was there?)

MULDERSDRIFT, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 11: John Travolta, Qantas Goodwill Ambassador talks to the Australian team as the Socceroos prepare ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, at Kloofzicht Lodge on June 11, 2010 in Muldersdrift, South Africa. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Here’s a somewhat damning story in The National Enquirer about a semi-secret ski and spa getaway John Travolta took with three male buddies right before Christmas. We’ve heard that Travolta likes picking up men in spas, and Carrie Fisher recently claimed that his sexuality was an open secret in Hollywood. Now the Enquirer reports that he left right before Christmas to meet up with three male friends at Stowe resort in Vermont, where they were seen enjoying an intimate dinner and indulging in spa treatments together. Travolta has a one month-old baby at home, and his wife Kelly Preston is said to have pleaded with him not to take off right before Christmas.

Less than a month after the arrival of the couple’s miracle baby Benjamin, [Travolta] left wife Kelly Preston and took off with three buddies, reveal insiders…

“Kelly hoped Benjamin’s birth would get the marriage back on track,” confided the friend. “But John again left her and the children to be with his buddies. And that’s becoming harder for Kelly to accept…

“Kelly told him she was tired of him always leaving, and he angrily told her ‘that’s just the way it is’ and left in a huff.'”…

The 56-year-old “Pulp Fiction” star and his male pals were guests at the luxurious Stowe Mountain Lodge, an upscale ski resort.

Kelly was not part of the trip.

On Dec. 19, Travolta dined at the resort’s Solstice restaurant with two men.

“They were very discreet and sat at a corner table behind a screen,” an eyewitness told The Enquirer. “You could tell they didn’t want to be seen.”

The following day, the “Grease” star was spotted skiing, and later that night, with a black ball cap pulled low on his face, he enjoyed drinks at the bar with two guy friends…

The relaxed actor and his male buddies spent most of Dec. 21 “getting the works” at the restort’s luxury spa, according to sources.

“John and his friends got massages, skin treatments, had lunch delivered to them in the private sanctuary – and relaxed together in the steam room and Jacuzzi,” the eyewitness said.

“When they were done with their spa day, John and his pals met for an early dinner, again behind a privacy screen at the Solstice restaurant.

“Resort staff members were told in advance that John wanted to keep his visit quiet, and they were given strict orders not to speak to anyone about it.”

The well-rested star left the resort early on the morning of Dec. 22.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, January 10, 2010]

Here’s what I think – the Enquirer probably has it on good authority that Travolta was at Stowe for three days with three other men, that they were at the spa and were seen out dining together. That’s pretty strong circumstantial evidence, but let’s say for argument’s sake that it could have been some kind of luxury buddy trip or business getaway. Maybe they were Scientology bigwigs discussing some world takeover plan as a tax deductible excuse to get away from their wives. Still, the whole thing, especially the number of guys involved, is suspect. Three other guys suggests another couple and a spare for John.

I get the urge to call Travolta gay, I really do, but all we have so far is one photo of him kissing a guy goodbye (he kissed Kirk Douglas like that too) and a bunch of hearsay. Maybe he’s really into random hookups with men, but if that’s the case I would be more surprised by the fact that there’s no solid evidence to date despite the sheer number of encounters he’s supposedly had. The truth is probably somewhere in between, like the dude is bi and somewhat discreet about it. He’s getting called out on it now though.

Star reports this week that Travolta was approached by Dancing with The Stars honchos about appearing on the show, but turned them down. They quote an insider who claims “Daddy duties are his main priority right now.” This trip to Vermont would suggest otherwise.

Update: Reader chasingadalia pointed me to this article in Stowe Today that claims that Travolta was at Stowe with Kelly, and that none other than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were there at the same time. What’s more is that the Travoltas and Jolie-Pitts were hanging out together, according to an eyewitness. That was Monday and Tuesday, December 20 and 21, and Brangelina went to Namibia for Christmas shortly afterwards. I find it hard to believe that they had a quiet stopover in Vermont ahead of time, but it’s possible.

Anyway Kelly was supposedly there too but probably wasn’t going out as much as she needed to take care of the baby.

ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. SEPTEMBER 29, 2010. Hollywood star John Travolta launches a new model of Breitling iconic Navitimer watches, the Blackbird Red Strike Limited Edition watch. He is on a world tour to promote the Swiss brand. The actor has been endorsing the premium aviation watch company for the past five years. (Photo ITAR-TASS/ Vladimir Astapkovich) Photo via Newscom

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 07: (Top Row) Actor John Travolta, wife actress Kelly Preston, (Bottom Row) astronaut Buzz Aldrin and wife Lois Driggs Cannon attend The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre 41st Anniversary Gala held at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre on August 7, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for COS)

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  1. Tess says:


    You can’t make it up.

  2. Rita says:

    By now I’m pretty much convinced that he’s a dong chomper which doesn’t really bother me. What bothers me is that he appears to be pursing his own interests over his wife and family. When he lost his son it may have triggered something very dark in him. Hope he works it out soon cause sometimes a person can’t escape the dark.

  3. Crash2GO2 says:

    Hey Celebitchy, I like your take on the Travolta sexuality ‘issue’. When I look at both kiss pics, they look the same – like pecks – very pursed lips, no body contact.

    At any rate, that last photo is a good one showing the weight gain that Kelly experienced during her pregnancy, for all those ‘pillow’ theorists. Look at her arms!

  4. poopie says:

    Travolta. Spa. Guy friends. hmmmmmm..
    is anyone surprised?

  5. Marjalane says:

    I think old Johnny boy is done with the “family man” pretense and is doing a little acting out! This little spa vaycay makes me think John cares about John right now- before John gets too old to enjoy his boytoys. And I don’t want to hear any, “Oh it’s just The Enquirer”, either. They’re getting more stories correct than the NYT these days, and funny thing- I haven’t seen any lawsuits filed from the last one! I have a hard time believing you’re still giving him the benefit of doubt, Celebitchy!

  6. Happymom says:

    I still think Kelly knows exactly whats going on, always has, and doesn’t care about his extracurricular activities. I’m sure they have multiple nannies, so it’s not as though his help is necessary around the house.

  7. whitedaisy says:

    Hollywood Scientologists have the responsibility to make their lives APPEAR to be what everyone in their fan base should aspire to.
    This would, theoretically, increase the number of celebrity-watchers converting to Scientology and consequently fatten the cult’s coffers.
    As APPEARANCES are everything, from their initial dating to her faked pregnancy, it has all been strategically staged and understood between them.
    And it was a faked pregnancy.

  8. sickofit says:

    i love the “the “Grease” star” thing in the article. as if he hasnt done anything outstanding since then.
    imo this whole marriage is not real love from the beginning but some kind of business deal.

  9. LT says:

    Can you imagine John on DWTS in sequins? The gay stuff would go into overdrive!

  10. Jo says:

    Brokeback Mountain much there Johnny?

  11. Sarah says:

    If he’s gay or if he’s straight, it’s none of our business. Who really cares that much about who John Travolta is or is not banging?

  12. Str8Shooter says:

    Yep. That closet door never even had hinges. LOL.

    What’s with Princess Leia outing him though? Not cool at all. I guess her poor-me-the-cokehead-has been schtick is getting old. She just seems like a C U Next Tuesday.

  13. Pow! says:

    Even though the kisses seem to be “pecks” with pursed lips, I do not know of any guys that would say goodbye that way. That’s suspect enough to me.

  14. Lori says:

    And what is the most important part of this story to me? The fact that he was asked to be on DWTS!!! I dislike that show (I only watched the Laila Ali/Apolo Ono/Joey Fatone season), but he is such a good dancer. I will watch Urban Cowboy any day that is is on.

    If he’s gay, eh, who cares.

  15. Fijifly says:

    Sorry, CB, I must respectfully disagree. I think Travolta is gay. I think Kelly knows and there has been some kind of arrangement all along to make it ok. They might be great friends and great coparents but more than that… I don’t think so.

    It makes me sad to think that so many actors choose to remain closeted but I understand the high pressured, bigoted environment that forces them to remain so.

  16. Bailey says:

    ski & spa trip? sounds lovely, why was I not invited?

  17. Hautie says:

    Well Travolta’s career has not bottom out yet, so DWTS can keep on dreaming.

    And I completely agree with the thought that Kelly Preston knows exactly what is going on in her marriage. She is no fool.

    She just might not be too happy, that his behavior, is making news in the Inquirer every week.

  18. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    @Rita…. Dong Chomper LOL!

    Kelly is stupid

  19. Toe says:

    3 day Spa trip?? Thats a weekend special DONG Fest.

    Why is it acceptable that girls can kiss each other like that, and not guys, even if they are straight? Oh i wonder….

  20. Jayna says:

    Spare me. He may have gone on the trip. But Kelly begging him to stay home I don’t believe. They had a baby and I don’t believe he’s that callous. Another made-up quote of what Kelly said. Who’s the source? Right.

  21. Jayna says:

    Sounds like a ski trip to me. Good Lord. insinuating spa like they went there to meet. A spa tryst is where a gay guy meets up with random gays. This is a trip to ski and they all went together and knew each other, and, yes, when I ski I get massages too from my sore muscles.

    I think he’s bi, but Star has to fill up page after page with mostly made up stuff.

  22. guesty says:

    fuel to the already raging fire! why bother with all the denial…seems like such a waste of time & energy.

  23. TeeTee says:

    not surprised, he’s Bi–if not full blown gay–its his business BUT that sham of a marriage is a whole different story, smdh.

    Kelly wanted the prestige and she has it..she likes being a beard wife, she was with Clooney back in the day too.

    John never wantd that child and since its NOT his–he is OUT and about..doing him..its obvious

    I’d love to have been privy to that convo as he was leaving.

  24. mojoman says:

    If my husband went for a spa/ski trip a month after we had our baby, I will make sure he will not have any dong left when he gets back!

  25. Ruffian9 says:

    Posts #5, 6, 7 – ITA

  26. Whatever says:

    Well, when someone walks in and catches you blowing a guy in a spa, that’s a pretty good indication of being gay. Not many straight guys do that. Isn’t some guy who has seen John hooking up at spas over the years writing a book about it? It seems like it is a pretty well known fact, if even Carrie Fisher is talking about it.

    Not that there is anything wrong with being gay. You are born to be who you are meant to be, whether gay or straight. What I have a problem with is men pretending to be straight, having families and screwing up other people’s lives to keep their secret. It is the epitome of selfishness. Just be who you are. I’ll still see your movies. Heck, I’m more likely to like the person for just living their truth.

    That said, I don’t understand Kelly or any other women staying married to a gay man. WTF? He can be my shopping buddy, but not my husband!

  27. jzhz says:

    leave this poor guy alone. I mean, really! So WHAT if he’s really gay? What would knowing this accomplish?

    There are lots of benefits to being married that have nothing to do with love – especially in such an uptight/judgy society as ours. So I can see why they’d want to be married to each other, especially if they’re both good parents and friends.

    Also, how does a short trip with friends make him uninterested in his family? Three days away does not an uninterested father make. I think it’s healthy to take time to oneself sometimes instead of staring at your babies all the damned time. I hope she gets away, too – the children will be FINE.

  28. Kim says:

    Leave JT alone . To my knowledge he has never made an anti gay comment. As for his religon being anti – gay, What religon isn’t anti gay. I was raised Baptist and bombarded with anti gay BS . Likewise in the Catholic church . same with Islam. I DK about Judaism.

  29. chasingadalia says:

    Hahaha. I have friends that worked at that spa. How did I not hear about this?

    Edit: Oh, hey. I’ve been told by a friend that her friend did his facial.

  30. Crash2GO2 says:

    “What I have a problem with is men pretending to be straight, having families and screwing up other people’s lives to keep their secret.”

    Unless they are doing it to you, why Should it bother you?

  31. Lola7 says:

    Meh, who cares. I find the comments on her much more entertaining than who or what JT is banging 🙂

  32. Rita says:

    I suspect that Kelly knows about John’s gay actitivites and that John is not “pretending” to be anything at home. He’s probably gay and a good family man with an arrangement with Kelly. Such things are certainly not mutually exclusive.

    However, another thought is that Kelly felt John slipping away and wanted the baby to hold it all together but John seems to be spinning off. Good will to them.

  33. Whatever says:

    “What I have a problem with is men pretending to be straight, having families and screwing up other people’s lives to keep their secret.”

    Unless they are doing it to you, why Should it bother you?


    Because I have a close friend who married a man and had three children with him. She was left for another man and it took YEARS of therapy to find healing for herself and her sons. The boys were absolutely destroyed by it. The whole family was completely blindsided when he came out. That kind of duplicity is never right. She was also treated horribly by people who acted like it was her fault, she ‘should have known’, she was intentionally his ‘beard’ and other ugly comments made to their faces and behind their backs. The boys were tortured at school and called homophobic slurs to the point where she had to move to another district to give them a fresh start. You can’t believe the domino effect on the lives of the deceived spouse and the children.

    Also, I don’t have to experience pain firsthand to care about the pain suffered by others. It’s called humanity. The real question is why do you only care about what happens to you? Scary.

  34. *-* says:

    Leave John alone!!!!!!
    Happy New Year, everyone!:)

  35. Kim says:

    I have empathy for your friend.When there is more acceptance of gays in this country there will be less men entering hetero marriages. They will marry the man they are attracted to and/ or fall in love with and start families with them.

  36. dorothy says:

    Just come out of the closet already.

  37. Lady D says:


  38. Pow! says:

    @ Whatever: ITA. It doesn’t have to happen to me personally (or anyone for that matter) for me to care.
    I can only imagine what that pain would be like.

  39. lolwut says:

    I dont care if he’s gay or not, Id actually watch Dancing with the Stars if he was on it.

  40. Pete says:

    This story is bogus. According to Boston and several sources close to Stowe,Kelly Preston was with him on the trip. They were spotted in a lunch line with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. This is another bogus story by the national Enquirer.

  41. Whatever says:

    I have empathy for your friend.When there is more acceptance of gays in this country there will be less men entering hetero marriages. They will marry the man they are attracted to and/ or fall in love with and start families with them.

    Thanks, and this is pretty much what I said at the time. And if society was less homophobic, other kids wouldn’t have said the terrible things they said to her sons. They had boys telling them their mother was really a man and two said they were going to come to the house, pull off his mom’s pants and ‘prove’ she had a d*ck, as well as many other horrendous things. Obviously those other boys are being raised by homophobic tools to say such things to boys who were already in unimaginable pain. People need to use their heads and raise their children to be human. All of that pain and suffering could have been avoided with a drop of compassion.

  42. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Whatever: I’m sorry for what your friend went through. Please excuse my comment – my head was thinking about the Travolta situation, and I get so tired of all the judgy people who have no clue what is going on inside their situation.

    Your friend’s husband was wrong in what he did, yes. But no doubt he was also suffering pain and I’m sure he also loves his children and is hurt by society’s response to homosexuality, especially when it is targeted at his children.

  43. Boulder Betty says:

    It matters because John is a member of Scientology which is extremely homophobic. If he is gay and a Scientologist then he would be a major hypocrite.

  44. Kiska says:

    I don’t know of any straight man who kisses another dude full on the lips. Travolta has nothing to be ashamed of by coming out. In fact, hiding it only makes it worse and makes it seem “taboo” This isn’t the 1950’s anymore.

  45. chasingadalia says:

    @ Pete: I already sent the Stowe Reporter article to Kaiser. Give it a couple hours.

  46. birdgherl says:

    I really dislike the need to publicly out people.

  47. sami says:

    why does anyone care who he Sleeps with ? HE A ACTOR . no one knows him here . we go see movied he makes .

  48. FangBanger says:

    Of course Kelly knew John was gay from the start. The is the typical Scientology twisted way of getting the gay out. But reasonable people know that if you are gay, you are gay. And Scientology is so homophobic, it is frightening. I have family member who is a long-time member; the comments out of their mouth is so cruel, it makes me cringe, yet their spouse is definately very deep in the closet

  49. eja102 says:


    I take trips with my 3 best male friends! I go to a spa and get pedicures! I love a massage if someone else pays!

    I must be gay. must be.

  50. Hakura says:

    It’s just hard for me to believe that he would go on this trip with just guys (which someone already says isn’t true) so obviously to a ‘spa’ (where the guy who put out that interview claimed gay activity with John was happening)…this soon after Carrie Fisher’s little ‘outing’ comment.

    It just wouldn’t make sense to do that at this point, you’d think if he was really so set on disproving the rumor, that he would be attached at the hip with Kelly, even if it was just for appearances. And if he *is* bi or gay, I’m sure Kelly isn’t in the dark.

    And I mean no disrespect to John (with the speculation), whatsoever. It’s totally his business. It’s just that the scientology aspect gives it a whole other dimension I find interesting.

  51. dweeb says:

    i heard he is a bottom…..

    maybe Horshack got to him?

  52. JenJen says:

    I used to love him as a kid. Now I have lost respect for him with all his Oprah royal ass-kissing. So he might be full of shit (pardon the pun).

  53. Jenny says:

    Unless Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have magical powers, they were in Namibia at this time, so not sure why their names are a part of this story.

  54. Kim says:

    Yeah Brad and Angie were in Namibia from the 19th until the 26th.Then they are sightings of them in Missouri on the 27th and pics on 28th.So that part is false DK about JT being there with Kelly.

  55. Susan says:

    I really don’t care if he’s gay or not. That’s his business. But he really should be putting the needs of his family before any “adventure” outings he may take.

    I feel bad for his wife. All of this speculation and media buzz would drive me nuts if I were her.

    Unless she is a complete fool, she probably already knows what’s up. If she chooses to stay with him, that’s her choice.

  56. original kate says:

    oh no, i can see the tabloid headlines now:


  57. chasingadalia says:

    Well now, I thought they were in Africa, too, but there are a LOT of local reports that all say they were here at the same time. Stowe is a massive hot spot for celebrity ski trips, because no one ever really reports they were there.

    Anyway, that’s why there was a “?” added to Brad and Angie being there.

    Edit: Their trip was supposedly the 20th and 21st.

  58. Trippin says:

    I’ve always been a John Travolta fan and the like the roles and movies he picks to be in. Who realy cares whether he comes in or out of the spa or the closet. I laughed at the post “well his career has not bottomed out yet….” no pun intended. Leave him alone.

  59. annie says:

    I did’nt even read the article, but if he’s gay, he’s gay. It’s up to Johm to say so and no one else, seems like GREAT guy.

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