I have always considered Kirstie Alley to be the harmless sort of Crazy Celebrity, but her most recent attempt to stay relevant sure got my dander up. MY DANDER IS UP, MS. ALLEY. I SUGGEST YOU CONSIDER YOUR NEXT MOVE CAREFULLY.
…although considering your moves carefully doesn’t seem to be your strong suit.
During a Monday night interview with Entertainment Tonight, a television show I thought was cancelled in 2002, Kirstie saw fit to blab to the world at large that she and the late, great Patrick Swayze fell in love in 1985.
OH GIRL NO YOU DINT.
Supposedly, this final dance at Kellerman’s occurred during the filming of the forgettable miniseries North and South in 1985, when they were both most definitely married to other people (Alley to Parker Stevenson, Swayze to Lisa Niemi). She insinuated that no actual boning occurred by stating that they never “had an affair.” But I think what she did here was worse than any emotional whatnot that may have gone down on a set 27 MOTHERFUCKING YEARS AGO: she basically tarnished the memory of a dead man FOR AN AFFAIR HE DID NOT HAVE in the name of staying in the tabs, not giving one-fourth a shit about the emotional fallout for Swayze’s widowed wife or her own ex-husband and kids. WTG, Kirstie. Nice.
Seriously, can you think of a less necessary story to leak to the media? It’s no secret that married people are sometimes attracted to individuals who are not their spouses, it’s also no secret that actors sometimes get warm for their co-stars’ forms while shooting a film. But there was NO AFFAIR here — and both Alley and Swayze continued being married to their respective spouses. In fact, Swayze was still married to Lisa Niemi when he passed away in 2009, and guess who Niemi invited to come speak at the funeral? KIRSTIE ALLEY, OMFG.
Kirstie says she doesn’t know if Niemi was aware of The Great Non-Affair of ’85, but…I don’t think Kirstie will be getting a Christmas card from Lisa this year. And I don’t think she should hold her breath for a Happy Xenu Day card either — Kirstie told Barbara Walters recently that John Travolta was “the greatest love of my life,” holy fucking shit woman GET IT TOGETHER.
I’m sorry, Patrick Swayze. For this story and whoever told you to make that movie. Regrettable choices are regrettable.