John Travolta was into men even after marriage: Gay lover | tabloid | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 06, 2016-Tuesday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

John Travolta was into men even after marriage: Gay lover

tabloid Updated: Aug 30, 2012 14:30 IST

Highlight Story

A pilot, who claims to have been John Travolta’s gay lover in the ’80s, said the Hollywood star admitted that he was still into men, even after marrying his wife Kelly Preston.

Doug Gotterba, 62, said that Travolta’s 1991 marriage didn’t end his lust for gay sex.

Gotterba last saw Travolta in 1992, when the actor made a startling revelation.

"They’d just gotten back from the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Center in Hollywood when I arrived and John asked me to go with him for a walk on the beach," the New York Post quoted Gotterba as telling the National Enquirer.

"We were making small talk when suddenly, I blurted out, ‘So, John, tell me. Now that you’re married, do you still prefer men – or women?’ He looked me straight in the eye and said, ‘Well, Doug, I still prefer men!’ I said, ‘okay.’ And that’s the last time we saw each other," he said.

Two male massage therapists filed lawsuits against Travolta, 58, earlier this year, claiming he made unwanted sexual advances toward them.

Gotterba said he first met Travolta in February 1981 when the Saturday Night Fever star was interviewing for a pilot’s position."We flew into Monterey, California, and went up to the Highlands resort in Carmel. We had a wonderful dinner with a fantastic bottle of merlot, and I got the sense I was being courted."

“As we walked from the restaurant back to the room, John suddenly said, ‘Hey, would you like a massage?’” he said.

By this point, Gotterba said he knew where this high-flying hook-up would touch down.

“I’d already prepared myself for something like that, so I said, ‘Sure, why not? I went back to his room, showered and came out wearing only a towel. John said, ‘Okay, lie down here on the bed.’ He gave me a massage – and it turned into something else!. John was gentle, but very passionate. The next day, he told me with a big smile on his face, ‘I really enjoyed last night.’ And I told him, ‘So did I!” he said.

Gotterba said he was at Travolta’s beck and call for years, meeting up with the actor whenever he wanted.

Earlier this year two male massage therapists filed lawsuits against Travolta, 58, claiming he made unwanted sexual advances towards them.


John Travolta to star in The Toxic Avenger reboot
Hollywood star John Travolta is set to star in the remake of The Toxic Avenger. The 58-year-old Hairspray actor won't play the titular superhero but he is up for an undisclosed role in the Steve Pink-directed action comedy project. FULL STORY

John Travolta kisses wife Kelly Preston in public
John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston enjoyed a passionate kiss at the premiere of his movie Savages, showing their first public display of affection after a string of sexual assault charges rocked the couple’s life. SEE HERE

John Travolta with wife Kelly Preston

John Travolta sued for sexual assault again

Zanzi is seeking unspecified damages and follows two similar but recently withdrawn sexual battery lawsuits that were filed by masseurs in Beverly Hills and Atlanta. The 58-year-old actor’s lawyer has called the new lawsuit “ludicrous” and has accused the worker of looking for fame.


Film returns Travolta to spotlight, amid bad press

John Travolta will soon be back on the big screen, but weeks of negative headlines have focused on his personal life and not on the return of one of Hollywood's top stars.


John Travolta had six years affair with pilot

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.


Kelly Preston ditches John Travolta?

Kelly Preston has reportedly walked out on John Travolta. The 49-year-old actress is said to have told friends she has “had enough” following a string of allegations against the Pulp Fiction star of sexual misconduct from a number of male masseurs, and the publication of pictures of the star dressed as a woman at a private event in 1997.


(With additional inputs)

Follow us at @htShowbiz