Barbara Walters sat down with the outspoken Kirstie Alley on “Good Morning America” Wednesday, as Alley promotes her new book, “The Art of Men,” all about the men in her life, including Patrick Swayze and John Travolta.
Alley gushed about fellow Scientologist Travolta, calling him “the greatest love of my life.” They starred together in the “Look Who’s Talking” films, but she couldn’t marry him because she was already married to actor Parker Stevenson. “I feel like when you marry someone, you’re supposed to work hard at it and you’re supposed to make it work,” she said.
Kirstie also debunked rumors her good friend is gay. “I know John. With all my heart and soul, he’s not gay,” she told Walters. “I think it’s 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?”
On Patrick Swayze, the “Dancing with the Stars” all-star said they fell in love on the set of the 1985 TV miniseries “North and South,” but the two never consummated the relationship. She told “Extra” backstage after Monday’s “DWTS” performance, “I did not have an affair with Patrick Swayze. I think it was worse than an affair.”
“I think I’m wild,” Kirstie concluded with Walters. “I consider myself very eccentric…. I could honestly be sitting here with you right now while there were 10 cats jumping on the table and jumping on our heads. I think that’s pretty eccentric.”