John Travolta reportedly had a six-year fling with his personal pilot, which was a completely open secret known to people close to the actor.
According to the National Enquirer, the actor’s former personal secretary Joan Edwards and a boyfriend of the pilot make the claims against the Saturday Night Fever star.
“I did everything for him, including taking care of his personal and professional schedules. Of course I knew he was gay. It never bothered me,” the New York Post quoted one-time secretary Edwards as telling the publication.
Pilot Doug Gotterba, who now runs a charter plane service in Camarillo, California, would only confirm that he worked for Travolta for six years in the 1980s.
“That’s how I met Doug. We both worked for John at the same time. Doug is a wonderful guy and we are still good friends. He told me that John was gay and they had a sexual relationship,” Edwards said.
Gotterba’s one-time boyfriend Robert Britz said the pilot was very open about his years-long gay relationship with Travolta.
“Doug told me right at the beginning of our relationship that he’d had a homosexual relationship with John Travolta in the 1980s.
“Doug said John was constantly grabbing at his genital area, but he put up with John’s sexual advances because working for him was ‘lucrative’,” Britz said “
Britz said that Travolta’s personal flyboy eventually turned away from the actor, grossed out by his weight and body odour.
“Doug said he hated sleeping with John because his body was very hairy, and he didn’t like the way John smelled.
“John became very heavy between movies. Doug recalled him ‘huge’ and said it turned him off,” Britz added.