"It Took Everything" Not To Have An Affair
DWTS All-Stars' Kirstie Alley talks John Travolta in her new 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters. Alley says Travolta is "the greatest love of her life."
Kirstie Alley, John Travolta and Kelly Preston — all three are close friends and followers of Scientology. Leave it to Alley to publicly shake things up — she recently revealed John Travolta is her soulmate. Awkward.
The 61-year-old Alley currently competes on Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars. She sat down to talk to Barbara Walters for an upcoming 20/20 interview, airing Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
Alley admitted to Walters that her love for Travolta almost destroyed her then-marriage to actor Parker Stevenson, back when Look Who's Talking filmed in the late 1980s.
"Believe me, 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," said Alley to Walters.
When asked to explain why she didn't divorce Stevenson, she continued, "Because I feel like when you marry someone, you're supposed to work hard at it, and you're supposed to make it work."
Kirstie Alley and Parker Stevenson were married from 1983 until 1997.
Travolta went on to marry Kelly Preston in 1991. Preston was also an actress and model; notably, she lost out on the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon to Brooke Shields. Kirstie Alley, John Travolta and Kelly Preston are all practitioners of Scientology, a controversial religion perhaps made famous by actor Tom Cruise. (Alley was raised Methodist, and Travolta grew up Roman Catholic). Alley and Travolta remain close friends, and it's unclear what kind of strain (if any) Alley's admission of love for Travolta will cause between him and Preston because there's no word yet from Travolta regarding Alley's 20/20 interview.
Kirstie Alley is currently on ABC's Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, which airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c.
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