John Travolta's 'lover' speaks out

2012-09-03 22:26
Los Angeles - John Travolta's former pilot claims that he and the Saturday Night Fever star had an affair for six years.

According to a report by the US tabloid National Enquirer, the 62-year-old Doug Gotterba claims that he and the 58-year-old actor had a passionate affair in the 1980s.

Gotterba claims in the interview that the actor's "sexual appetite was insatiable, that he wanted to make a sex tape and that he enjoyed cavorting with multiple male partners at a time".

'I still prefer men'

After Travolta married Kelly Preston, Gotterba met up with Travolta again and allegedly confronted the actor about his sexuality.

"They’d just gotten back from the Church of Scientology's Celebrity Centre in Hollywood when I arrived and John asked me to go with him for a walk on the beach. We were making small talk when I suddenly blurted out: 'So John, tell me. Now that you’re married, do you still prefer men, or woman?'

"He looked me straight in the eye and said: 'Well Doug. I still prefer men.'"

Gotterba claims this was the last time that he ever saw Travolta again.

Former assistant also made claims

This interview comes three months after Travolta's former assistant Joan Edwards also made claims of the same nature in an interview with the National Enquirer. Edwards was Travolta's secretary from 1978 to 1994 and is the first former employee who announced to the public that she believed that the actor is gay.

"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," she told the Enquirer.

She was also aware of Travolta's relationship with Gotterba, who began working for the actor in 1981. According to Edwards, Gotterba told her that Travolta is gay and that they had a sexual relationship.

The celebrity Scientologist was also accused in recent months of sexually harassment by a number of men.


  • D'Bongs Meant - 2012-09-04 00:44

    This is bacteria

      chuck.farley.104418 - 2012-09-04 08:03

      Tom Cruise is next.... then Vin Diesel

      CopperWoody - 2012-09-04 12:50

      Chuck... freom your lips to God's ears buddy! :)

  • penny.hardin1 - 2012-09-04 01:36


      dakey.ras.73 - 2012-09-04 08:39

      How is cheating on your wife over a multiple decades with multiple partners... considered being a GOOD HUSBAND? Try set the benchmark a little lower.

      atholl.hay - 2012-09-04 10:37

      How do you know he was "cheating on his wife"? It is highly likely that they had sort of "agreement". There are many gay men in the movie industry who have sham marriages. It's all about marketing yourself to a narrow-minded public. It all comes down to money....

  • brionyl.french - 2012-09-04 05:36

    Look this guy should just come out his closet now, and say yes i am like Elton John, George Michael, like most of the people out there... Being gay is just that... It doesnt make him less of a person, less of a father, less of an actor... it just means he likes to be with men, and all you homophobes need to question yourselves, what are you sooo afraid of? that he will make a move on you, Chance is very unlikely!!! Are you afraid you might like it? Thats your own demons dont take it out on gays they are as human as you or I.... Homophobia makes me sick!!!

      Gerda Malherbe - 2012-09-04 05:55

      His whacko Church of Scientology will kick him out, that's way he will never confess. 'Tis got nothing to do with homophobia

      nerasmus1 - 2012-09-04 07:37

      @Gerda: I was just thinking the same thing. I have no idea what Scientology's stance on homosexuality is but I'm pretty sure that's the reason he's not coming out.

  • thechicagolook - 2012-09-04 08:13

    he is a star in the heavens and too gentle to live among the wolves,john continue to shine,in light there are many colors to make a beam,take them and run

      ryan.heuvel.9 - 2012-09-04 13:42

      Wha ....? Could we get a translator please?

  • kelly.reagan.90 - 2012-09-04 08:33

    Did you hear....Julius Malema is gay, ever noticed he never has any female company ?

      paul.kershaw.18 - 2012-09-04 08:54

      OMW! I so hope not. No homosexual would ever be seen dead wearing purple suits on a beach like jelly baby does. Shreekkkkk

      linda.duits - 2012-09-04 13:39

      OMW, thanks for the good laugh, Kelly and Paul!

  • sarah.bouttell - 2012-09-04 08:54

    I think, that the pressure of living as somthing or someone you are not, must be immense. He is very talented, and constantly has the world looking at him through a microscope. He has bought into a religion that has brought him peace, but denounces the person he really is. What a strain, having to keep so many people happy, at the expense of denying who he is.

  • holden.gardnercaulfield - 2012-09-04 09:19

    Doug Gotterba was with us in the air force. He was a rear gunner.

  • donzamts25 - 2012-09-04 13:13

    It's sad, but who are we to judge? This does not make Travolta a lesser actor we have enjoyed over the years.

  • jaimec.fernandezglez - 2012-09-04 21:12

    You guys forgot JUSTIN BIEBER.

  • sur.vival.39 - 2012-09-04 21:19

    Why do we even care? It is his life and this is between him and his wife! I hate that this world has turned into nothing but people criticizing others for their choices and life style. Discrimination and hate crimes are all the cancer that plagues this world. My opinion is that if it doesn't interfere with the lives of me or my family... then I don't care. I wish them the best and nothing but happiness!

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-09-05 07:32

    Everytime he has an affair he should say to himself 'here comes a book' pity you haven't eyes in the back of your head.

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