John Travolta Releases Statement in Response to Kirstie Alley’s Death

Kirstie Alley

Getty John Travolta said he and Kirstie Alley had a "special" relationship. Here are they are pictured in 2019.

Oscar-nominated actor John Travolta mourned the death of Kirstie Alley at age 71 on December 5. The Hollywood stars worked together on the hit film “Look Who’s Talking” (1989) and the two sequels that followed it. Alley died after battling cancer.

Travolta took to Instagram to mourn.

“Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had,” he wrote. “I love you Kirstie. I know we will see each other again.”

He shared two pictures of Alley. One showed her in a white gown and the other showed him and Alley looking at each other while smiling.

Travolta, 68, also took to Instagram stories to pay tribute to Alley. He posted a video of himself and Alley ballroom dancing for a film.


Alley Said She ‘Loved’ Travolta

During her stint on “Celebrity Big Brother U.K.” in 2018, Alley opened up about her bond with Travolta, a fellow longtime member of the Church of Scientology.

“I think I kissed Travolta,” Alley said at the time, per People. “I almost ran off and married John. I did love him, I still love him. If I hadn’t been married I would’ve gone and married him and I would’ve been in an airplane because he has his own plane.”

“And let me tell you, girls, it doesn’t seem like it’s important that someone has a private jet, but it is,” she added, according to Us Weekly. “As you get older, you do not want to hang out in airports.” 

Getting familiar with Travolta was easy for Alley.

“When you get on the road and you’re doing a movie, it’s very easy to fall in love with your leading man,” she said on “Celebrity Big Brother U.K.,” according to Us Weekly. “For a year, you’re around this person. … It’s just hard, I think.”

The feeling wasn’t unrequited.

In 2019, Travolta told Us Weekly that Alley was his “soulmate.”

Travolta said at the time that he was open to doing another “Look Who’s Talking” spinoff.

“It’s been 30 years, but it was this morning that I even learned it’s been 30 years. I didn’t know that,” he said to Us Weekly. “I would do anything with Kirstie. So let’s see what happens.”


Alley’s Family Confirmed Her Death

Alley’s death was confirmed by her children — True, 30, and Lillie Stevenson, 28 — who posted the announcement to the star’s Instagram page.

“To all our friends, far and wide around the world,” they wrote“We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered.”
“She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead,” they continued. “As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother.”
Alley was treated at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.
Her family remembered Alley’s ardor for life.
“Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did,” they said.
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