It appears considered one of Kirstie Alley’s largest regrets was that she by no means dated John Travolta.
Alley — who died Monday on the age of 71, from what her youngsters stated was most cancers she’d “only recently discovered” — expressed her emotions for Travolta quite a few instances all through the years.
“It took me years to not look at John as a romantic interest,” Alley stated whereas chatting with Howard Stern in 2013.
In 2012, she advised ABC’s Barbara Walters that Travolta was “the greatest love of my life.”
The two met once they starred collectively within the first “Look Who’s Talking” movie in 1989. On the time, Alley was married to actor Parker Stevenson, whom she would divorce in 1997.
“We were fun and funny together,” Alley stated of Travolta throughout an look on the “Dan Wootton Interview” podcast in 2018. “It wasn’t a sexual relationship, because I’m not going to cheat on my husband.”
However she stated in the identical interview that not sleeping with Travolta was “the hardest decision I’ve ever made, because I was madly in love with him.”
That identical 12 months, whereas showing on “Celebrity Big Brother,” Alley was requested by different solid members if she had ever fallen in love with any of her main males. She stated she’d kissed and had robust emotions for 2 of her co-stars: Travolta and Patrick Swayze.
“I almost ran off and married John. I did love him, I still love him,” Alley stated on the fact present. “If I hadn’t been married, I would have gone and married him ― and I would’ve been in an airplane, because he has his own.”
Throughout her 2013 dialog with Stern, Alley stated that Travolta reciprocated her romantic emotions once they first met. However he married Kelly Preston in 1991, whereas Alley was nonetheless married to Stevenson.
Alley advised Stern that Preston ― who died in 2020 ― was nicely conscious of her emotions towards Travolta, and that she shut them down fairly shortly.
“In the beginning, she would bust me,” Alley stated. “She would be like, ‘Are you flirting with my husband?’ And the answer was ‘Yes.’”
Though Travolta has by no means publicly expressed as a lot romantic ardor for Alley, he did appear to cherish their bond.
Within the wake of Alley’s sudden dying, Travolta led a wave of on-line movie star remembrances by posting a photograph of the 2 of them on Instagram.
“Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had,” Travolta wrote alongside the picture. “I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.”