Kirstie Alley has confessed her real true love isn’t one of her ex-husbands as she fell hard for John Travolta while they were filming Look Who’s Talking and has never found anyone who measures up to him.
Kirstie Alley, 61, described John Travolta as the “love of my life” in a new shock interview on 20/20 with Barbara Walters, which will air on Friday night.
Barbara Walters gave a sneak peek of the confession in a preview clip on The View this morning,
Kirstie Alley was married to fellow actor Parker Stevenson at the time, and John Travolta was single when the shot the movie, which was released in 1989.
The actress tells Barbara Walters her attraction to John Travolta was dynamic, adding: “It took all the power I had not to run off with him.”
Because she was married, Kirstie Alley said she did not pursue a relationship.
However, she went on to make two sequels with John Travolta, Look Who’s Talking Too and Look Who’s Talking Now!.
John Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple had three children, including son Jett who died in 2009.
Kirstie Alley has confessed her real true love was John Travolta during interview with Barbara Walters
Over the years, Kirstie Alley and John Travolta have remained extremely close thanks in part to their mutual beliefs in Scientology.
Kirstie was married to Bob Alley for seven years, starting in 1970.
She tied the knot with second husband Parker Stevenson in 1983.
They divorced in 1997, and shared custody of their two adopted children.
Kirstie Alley’s full interview will air tonight on 20/20 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.
A new research by New York’s Stony Brook University and Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, has found that even after ten years of marriage, the level of love can be as intense as it was at the beginning of the relationship.
The study polled 274 married individuals.
40% of subjects who had been married for over ten years told researchers that they were still “very intensely in love”.
Another 13.4% said they were “intensely in love”, and 26.2% agreed with the statement that they were “very in love”.
The feeling was defined by a combination of behaviors such as thinking positively about the partner, being affectionate with one another, sexual intercourse and general life happiness.
The research has found that even after ten years of marriage, the level of love can be as intense as it was at the beginning of the relationship
The study authors say their results counter the commonly-held belief that feelings of love decline over time.
This is even true for couples married well over a decade, it seems. While the findings showed a drop in very intense feelings of love for those married over 20 years, it rose back up to 40% for couples married over 30 years.
There were some differences between the sexes when it came to behavior that represented intense feelings of love, however.
For men, thinking about their partner at all times was a key marker of a deep love, but the same was not true of women.
Female participants, in contrast, linked those strong feelings to passion for “non-relationship factors”, the study authors revealed.
This idea of women needing space to be happy is echoed in a book by Huffington Post writer Iris Krasnow, “The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes To Stay Married”.
Iris Krasnow writes: “In order to keep the promise <<till death do us part>> without killing someone first, a woman must have work and hobbies she loves.”