KIRSTIE’S STILL CRUSHING ON SEXY SWAYZE!
Never got over forbidden love with married TV series co-star
CHEERS legend Kirstie Alley had two husbands and once claimed she was crazy about John Travolta, but for decades she secretly carried a torch for a married man — Dirty Dancing hunk Patrick Swayze, says a source.
While she once called Travolta “the love of her life,” the 70-year-old Fat Actress star described Swayze as “the one that got away” and truly believes they would have been together until his 2009 death at age 57 — if things worked out differently, tattles the source.
“Kirstie says her love for Patrick began on the set of the 1985 TV miniseries North and South,” says an insider. “She thought he was the most handsome, sexy, kind person she’d ever met, and each day on the set, she began to fall more and more in love.”
But at the time, they were married to other people. Patrick had his wife, Lisa Niemi, who is now remarried. Kirstie was married to Hardy Boys actor Parker Stevenson, her second husband who she wed after divorcing high school sweetheart Bob Alley.
According to an insider, Kirstie and Swayze shared a deep emotional affair and confessed their love, but never actually cheated on their spouses. The insider claims she has said they had “an affair of the heart,” but Alley’s rep denies it. “Patrick and Kirstie played lovers on the series,” says the source.
“You can see the chemistry. At least once a year Kirstie watches the series and reminisces about the time she spent with him.
“She says she cried for months after his death. She and his wife, Lisa, eventually became friends.”
Even today, the Cheers alum “wonders what would have happened if she and Patrick had not been married to other people,” adds the source.
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