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Is John Travolta Gay? Kirstie Alley Commented On Travolta’s Sexuality & Gay Rumors!

John Travolta

John Travolta, the most famous actor of all time, had seen a lot throughout his journey. Being a high school dropout, it was challenging for him to achieve great heights. But he proved everyone wrong with his great acting skills and marvelous acting career. Despite this, there are plenty of rumors that let fans question- is John Travolta Gay?

Well, as soon as the sexual assault case appeared, many of his fans supported him while others stood against him. But there was his co-star Kirstie Alley, whose statement buzzed around the internet. Let’s see what she had to say.

Early Life

Born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, John Travolta was the youngest of six children. His father, Salvatore “Sam” Travolta, was a semi-professional American football player and later started their tire company, Travolta Tire Exchange. His mother, Helen Cecilia, was a singer and actress before becoming an English and high school drama teacher. John has five siblings, and everyone follows their mom’s path. John grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood, but the family followed Irish culture. He was raised Catholic. But in 1975, he was converted to Scientology. He attended Dwight Morrow High School but dropped it in 1971.

John Travolta

Career

Beginning & 70s Stardom

After dropping out of school, John Travolta headed to New York City and started a career in a touring company. But due to some professional reasons, he again moved to Los Angeles. John got his first role in September 1972 as a fall victim in an Emergency. But his significant movie role was as Billy Nolan in the horror film Carrie in 1976. During that time, he appeared in the ABC TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, where his sister also appeared. His career soon hit great heights when his single titled Let Her In secured a place in number 10 on the 1976 Billboard Hot 100. Soon in 1977, his blockbuster hit movies “The Boy In The Plastic Bubble” and “Saturday Night Fever” catapulted John to international stardom.

John Travolta

John Travolta’s 80s Downturn

Travolta appeared in Brian de Palma’s film Blow Out, which was critically acclaimed but faced box office disappointment due to its ending. Soon after Blow Out, John faced commercial and critical failures, which led to the dirt on his name. Critical and commercial failures hit his back-to-back movies. But Saturday Night Fever’s sequel Staying Alive, was a financial success, grossing around $65 million. But it failed to entertain the critics. During that time, he lost many lead roles, including An Officer And A Gentleman and American Gigolo.

John Travolta

A Powerful Come Back

At the end of the 80s, Travolta starred with Kristie Alley in Look Who’s Talking. The movie grossed $297 million and became the most successful movie in the history of John Travolta’s career. Later he returned with Look Who’s Talking Too (1990) and Look Who’s Talking Now (1993). But his career took a drastic turn when he appeared in the hit Pulp Fiction (1994), for which John received an Academy Award nomination. After Pulp Fiction, John returned with back-to-back blockbuster hits. Throughout the 2000s, he remained busy. In 2010, Travolta starred in various thrillers and action films.

Personal Life

History Of Double-Dating

Travolta started dating co-actress Diana Hyland of his blockbuster movie The Boy In The Plastic Bubble (1978). They were together until Diana’s death on March 27, 1977, from breast cancer. Later in 1980, he started dating a French actress Catherine Deneuve. But during his relationship with Deneuve, he was in an on-again and off-again relationship with actress Marilu Henner. The pair officially separated in 1985. He was single for a couple of years before meeting Kelly Preston and married her in Paris. They had three children- Jett, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin.

One After Another, Loss

Travolta faced grave grief when his son Jett died at age 16 in the Bahamas. The cause of his death was a seizure. He had a history of Kawasaki disease since the age of two. Travolta publicly made a statement while giving testimony. After a mistrial, they dropped the charges, and later in memory of Jett, he created a nonprofit organization named Jett Travolta Foundation. A decade later, he faced another loss. On July 12, 2020, his wife, Kelly Preston, died from breast cancer. Soon after her death, he posted on Instagram that he was taking a break as he had to take care of his kids.

John Travolta

Collections Of Aircraft

While others have a collection of cars and other things, Travolta owns four aircraft and is also a private pilot. He owned an ex-Qantas Boeing 707-138B. He also acted as the ambassador for the airline wherever he flew. Later Travolta named his 707 “Jett Clipper Ella” in his children’s honor. But he donated that aircraft to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society in Australia.

John Travolta

Is John Travolta Gay?

John Travolta made headlines when a male masseur filed a lawsuit against him. He claimed that Travolta sexually assaulted him. But Travolta’s lawyer stated that all the allegations were fabricated and completely fiction. While the case was thrown out, another male masseur joined the lawsuit. But again, the case was thrown out. Soon, rumors surfaced that John Travolta was gay. But his co-star defended his sexuality. The same year Kirstie Alley made a statement revealing her non-sexual relationship with John Travolta. She denied those rumors and said he wasn’t gay.

However, the former Scientologist Mike Rinder revealed in an interview that he saw John kissing a male masseur. He left the organization in 2007. But Rinder was assigned to help Travolta before that. Rinder stated that since the beginning of the 90s, John had various alleged male lovers, including porn stars and former pilots. He further revealed that he remained shocked when he saw John with a male masseur in a hotel suite, and John said he would join him in the bathroom in front of Ridder. However, John remained mum and never revealed his sexuality. Thus it still remained unclear whether John Travolta was gay.

Net Worth

John Travolta has had a great acting career since his debut. He even has private airlines and owns various aircraft. Through them, he can easily make millions. But fans will be surprised to know that John’s net worth is estimated to be $250 million. For more details, stay tuned. TechRadar247 will keep you updated.

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