John Travolta Gay Rumors: Kirstie Alley Says She Knows Travolta Is Not Gay

11/07/2012 09:51 am ET | Updated Nov 08, 2012

No subject was off limits for Kirstie Alley during a recent interview with Barbara Walters.

The 61-year-old actress revealed she once had a secret romance with Patrick Swayze, and called John Travolta the "greatest love" of her life.

Alley met Travolta on the set of their 1989 movie "Look Who's Talking" and the two have remained extremely close over the years, thanks in part to their mutual beliefs in Scientology. The actress was married when they met, and says it took everything she had not to run off and marry the actor.

Alley used the interview as an opportunity to weigh in on the long-standing rumors that Travolta 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?”

It's not the first time Alley has jumped to a friend's defense. In September, the actress defended Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology, following reports that Holmes divorced Cruise to save their 6-year-old daughter, Suri, from the religion, and Vanity Fair's allegations that the church auditioned girlfriends for the actor in 2004.

"I think whenever you have articles written that are third and fourth parties' opinions – it's like the game Gossip and you don't get the truth – I think that a magazine of that caliber should have interviewed him, and then they would get the truth," Alley told "ET."

Alley and Travolta bonded over their belief in Scientology. Check out more celebrity Scientologists:

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated Kirstie Alley was 66-years-old, she is 61.

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