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'John Travolta is not gay'
Actress Kirstie Alley rubbishes claims that John Travolta is gay saying he was her ‘greatest love’.
LOS ANGELES - Actress Kirstie Alley described on Wednesday how she fell in love more than 20 years ago with John Travolta, and rejected widespread Hollywood speculation that the Grease star is secretly gay.
Alley, former star of the 1980s TV comedy Cheers, told ABC television journalist Barbara Walters that she fell for both Travolta and actor Patrick Swayze in the 1980s, although their romances never got physical.
Alley, 61, said she was attracted to Travolta while the pair were making the 1989 movie Look Who's Talking, calling him "the greatest love of my life."
"Believe me, 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," Alley told Walters in an interview broadcast on breakfast TV show Good Morning America.
Asked by Walters to comment on persistent rumours about Travolta's sexuality, she said: "I know John with all my heart and soul. He's not gay."
Alley added: "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?"
Travolta was single at the time, but Alley was on her second marriage, so she never pursued her feelings, she explained.