Andrew Garfield and Ralph Macchio
The original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio, has a huge fan of Andrew Garfield. Garfield once expressed his delight at running across Macchio at a party, calling it a “surreal event.” According to reports, the actor informed Macchio that he was a huge fan of his work and even requested a picture with the actor.
Garfield continued by describing meeting Macchio as “a fantastic occasion” and praising him for being “very courteous and charming.” It’s endearing to watch famous people obsessing about their favorite celebs, just like the rest of us!
Scarlett Johansson and Judge Judy
During a Hollywood party, Scarlett Johansson, the star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, met Judge Judy by accident. Johansson claimed that she went to the well-known judge to thank and praise her for the work she’s done in the courtroom.
Johansson allegedly described Judge Judy as “amazing” and “one of the best people I’ve ever met” while acting starstruck. The actress said that she greatly admired the judge’s no-nonsense demeanor and method of case management. This shows that even famous people have their own heroes and idols.
Stevie Nicks and David Beckham
The iconic Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks once had a chance encounter with soccer legend David Beckham at a restaurant. Nicks reportedly approached Beckham’s table to introduce herself and express her admiration for his talent.
The singer even asked for a photo with Beckham, which he happily obliged. Nicks later shared that meeting the soccer star was the highlight of her day, describing him as “gracious” and “sweet.”
Sam Smith and Lizzo
The Grammy-winning singers Sam Smith and Lizzo were excited when they first met at a party. Smith posted a picture of the two hugging on social media and a comment expressing their adoration and affection for Lizzo.
The “Stay With Me” vocalist referred to Lizzo as a “queen” and expressed gratitude for meeting her. In response, Lizzo posted an identical image on her own social media, describing meeting Smith as a “great experience.” Celebrities helping one other out and promoting positivism in the business is nice to see.
Spencer Pratt and Ben Affleck
Spencer Pratt, the reality TV star, once had an unexpected encounter with Ben Affleck at a gas station. Pratt shared a photo of them on social media and a caption describing the moment as “wild.”
Pratt acknowledged he was a bit starstruck meeting the Hollywood actor, calling him “Batman” in the post. Affleck, for his part, seemed happy to take a photo with Pratt and smiled for the camera. What an unexpected celebrity encounter, especially in a mundane place like a gas station!
Sarah Paulson and Rihanna
Sarah Paulson once had a fangirl moment when she met pop superstar Rihanna. Paulson shared her excitement on a talk show, recalling how she had seen Rihanna across a crowded room and couldn’t resist approaching her to say hello.
The actress confessed to being nervous and shaking when introducing herself to the singer, but Rihanna was gracious and welcoming. We bet you’re thrilled to see that even big stars are as stunned by other big stars as you’d be.
Chrissy Teigen and Beyoncé
Model and TV personality, Chrissy Teigen, once had a memorable encounter with Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé. Teigen shared the experience on a talk show, saying that she was at a party with her husband, John Legend when she saw Beyoncé walking towards her.
The model conceded to being starstruck and tongue-tied, but Beyoncé put her at ease by complimenting her dress and hugging her. Teigen later tweeted about the encounter, saying she’d never forget the “precious moments” she spent with Beyoncé.
Cardi B and Bono
When Cardi B met Bono, the lead singer of U2, she couldn’t believe her luck! The rapper shared her excitement on social media, posting a photo with the caption, “I’m still gagging.”
Cardi B, known for her larger-than-life personality, seemed starstruck in the photo, gazing up at Bono with a look of awe. Just like when you meet someone you’ve idolized, this star was just as fanatical. She was respectful, but still just as fanatical!
Olivia Munn and Oprah
Olivia Munn once had an unforgettable encounter with Oprah Winfrey. Munn shared the experience on a talk show, saying that she had run into Winfrey while shopping at a boutique in Chicago. The actress confessed to being nervous and awkward, but Winfrey put her at ease by initiating a conversation and hugging her.
Munn later described the encounter as a “surreal” moment and said she was grateful for the chance to meet someone she’d long admired. It’s always fun to see celebrities geeking out over other famous people!
Kelly Clarkson and Meryl Streep
When Kelly Clarkson met Meryl Streep, the singer and TV host couldn’t contain her excitement. Clarkson shared the experience on her talk show, saying that she had run into Streep while backstage at an awards show.
The singer confided to being starstruck and giddy, but Streep put her at ease by conversing and complimenting her music. Clarkson later tweeted about the encounter, saying she had “fangirled out” over meeting the legendary actress.
Anthony Anderson and Halle Berry
Actor and comedian Anthony Anderson once accidentally came across Halle Berry at a charity event. Anderson described the incident during a talk show and revealed how he’d been working when Berry approached him.
The actor acknowledged being a tremendous fan and expressed shock at his good fortune. For her part, Berry was courteous and amiable and even posed for a picture with Anderson. It seems that even the big stars we look up to have heroes!
Chrissy Metz and Sam Smith
Chrissy Metz, an actress most known for her work on This Is Us, was excited when she first met singer and songwriter Sam Smith. Metz posted a picture of the two of them and referred to Smith as her “new BFF” as she described the encounter on social media.
The actress acknowledged being a tremendous admirer of Smith’s songs and expressed her excitement at finally meeting them.
Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt
When Chris Hemsworth met Chris Pratt, the actor best known for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, the two immediately hit it off. Hemsworth shared the experience on social media, posting a photo and calling Pratt his “brother from another mother.”
The actors, who both have a reputation for being friendly and down-to-earth, seemed to have a great time hanging out and even joked about doing a crossover movie together.
Paris Jackson and Alice Cooper
Famed rocker Alice Cooper once unexpectedly ran across model and musician Paris Jackson. Jackson posted a picture of the two of them and referred to Cooper as her “new buddy” as she described the encounter on social media.
The artist acknowledged being a major admirer of Cooper’s songs and expressed her excitement at finally meeting him. Cooper was just as delighted to meet Jackson and even offered her some pointers on navigating the music business.
Emma Watson and Celine Dion
When Emma Watson, the actress best known for her role of Hermione in the Harry Potter films, met singer and icon, Celine Dion, she was starstruck. Watson shared the experience on social media, posting a photo of them together and calling Dion her “queen.”
The actress confessed to being a huge fan of Dion’s music and was excited to finally meet her in the flesh. Dion, for her part, seemed equally charmed by Watson and even gave her a shout-out during one of her concerts.
Channing Tatum and Simone Biles
Channing Tatum once had an exciting encounter with Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. Tatum shared the experience on social media, posting a photo of them together and calling Biles his “hero.” The actor admitted to being a huge fan of Biles’ athletic prowess and was overjoyed to finally meet her face-to-face.
Biles, for her part, seemed equally excited to meet Tatum and even showed off some of her gymnastics moves for him. It shows that even famous people can be starstruck by each other’s talents!
Jennifer Lawrence and Damian Lewis
When Jennifer Lawrence, the actress best known for her roles in films such as The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook, met Damian Lewis, the actor best known for his role in the TV series Homeland, she was starstruck.
Lawrence shared the experience on social media, posting a photo of them together and calling Lewis her “idol”. The actress confessed to being a huge fan of Lewis’ work and was elated to finally meet him in the flesh. Lewis, for his part, seemed equally charmed by Lawrence and even joked about being a “Lawrence groupie.”
Emma Stone and Mel B
Emma Stone, the actress known for her roles in films such as La La Land and The Help, met Spice Girl and TV personality Mel B, and she was starstruck. Stone shared the experience on social media, posting a photo and calling Mel B her “hero.”
The actress declared herself a huge fan of Mel B’s music and personality and said she was excited to finally meet her in real life. Mel B, for her part, seemed equally excited to meet Stone.
Eddie Redmayne and Jennifer Aniston
Eddie Redmayne, an Oscar-winning actor best recognized for his roles in The Theory of Everything and The Danish Girl, was awestruck when he first met actress Jennifer Aniston. Redmayne posted about the event on social media, tagging Aniston as his “favorite” in a snapshot of the two of them.
The actor acknowledged that he was a tremendous admirer of Aniston’s work and was excited to finally meet her. For her part, Aniston showed the same courtesy and even gave Redmayne some advice on managing stardom.
Adele and Jennifer Aniston
Did you hear that Jennifer Aniston and Adele met? It’s incredibly awesome! They met at a party and clicked right away, conversing and giggling like longtime friends. Adele shared a photo with Jennifer on Instagram, which caused an uproar online.
Celebrities enjoying themselves in public is always entertaining, especially when they project an air of relatability. Who knows, perhaps in the future, we’ll see them working together on something!
Anne Hathaway and Mariah Carey
Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway was excited when she met multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Mariah Carey. Hathaway shared the experience on social media, posting a photo of them and calling Carey a “legend.”
The actress conceded to being a huge fan of Carey’s music and was thrilled to finally meet her in person. Carey, for her part, seemed equally gracious and even complimented Hathaway’s acting skills.
Meghan Trainor and Hilary Duff
Meghan Trainor, a popular singer with hits including “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin,” was ecstatic to meet former Disney Channel star and singer Hilary Duff. Trainor even referred to Duff as her “hero.”
Trainor spoke about the encounter on social media. The singer acknowledged being a lifelong admirer of Duff’s work and expressed her excitement at finally meeting her. Duff, for her part, displayed the same warmth and even offered Trainor some advice.
Taylor Swift and Chance the Rapper
Taylor Swift was thrilled to finally meet Chance the Rapper in the flesh when she ran into the Grammy-winning musician and activist. While they had previously collaborated on a Swift song remix, the two musicians had never met.
Swift posted a picture of the two of them together and described Chance as a “real one.” The rapper was just as eager to meet Swift, and the two musicians appeared to be having a fantastic time hanging out together.
Sir Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and Taylor Swift
It was a meeting of legends when Taylor Swift, the pop diva famed for her number-one singles, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, the iconic actors most recognized for their roles in the X-Men series, got together.
On social media, the three discussed the event and sent messages of support for one another. Swift even jokingly referred to the two actors as her “British gentlemen friends,” indicating that the strange three got along well.
Anna Kendrick and Beyoncé
When Anna Kendrick met Beyoncé, it was a moment that left Kendrick gobsmacked. She shared the experience on social media, posting a photo of herself standing next to Beyonce and writing, “Guys, it happened. I met Beyonce. And she is an angel. And I am not worthy.”
The two artists appeared to have a great time hanging out together, with Kendrick later jokingly tweeting that she was now “Becky with the good hair.”
Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears
Miley Cyrus was overjoyed to finally meet Britney Spears, the music legend who had inspired her. The encounter fulfilled a dream for Cyrus, who had long idolized Spears.
At the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, the two took the stage and had a joint performance of a medley of their hits. Cyrus subsequently said that she had been anxious to meet Spears but that the encounter had been amazing.
Ariana Grande and Bruno Mars
When Ariana Grande met Bruno Mars it was a meeting of two musical titans. The two artists have been compared to each other, seeing as they both have unique voices and impressive vocal ranges.
Grande had long admired Mars, and when they finally met, they hit it off immediately. The two even joked about forming a supergroup together. It’s great seeing celebrities fangirling/fanboying over each other, and this meeting between Grande and Mars was no exception.
Camila Cabello and Emilia Clarke
When Camila Cabello met Emilia Clarke, who’s best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, it was a meeting of two fierce and talented women.
Cabello had expressed her love for the show and Clarke’s character in the past, and when they finally met, it was a dream come true for the singer. The two hit it off immediately, and Clarke even invited Cabello to visit the Game of Thrones set.
Chris Hemsworth and Brad Pitt
It was a meeting of two Hollywood giants when Chris Hemsworth, aka Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Brad Pitt came face to face.
The two were introduced to one another during the opening of Pitt’s film Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. Pitt is a hero in Hemsworth’s eyes, and meeting him was strange for Chris.
Jennifer Garner and Julie Andrews
Jennifer Garner got the chance to speak with legendary performer Julie Andrews. Garner, a self-described Andrews lover, was overjoyed by the encounter and couldn’t hold back her delight.
In a post on social media, Garner referred to Andrews as her “idol” and expressed her respect for the performer’s talent and career. The two actresses had met backstage at a Broadway production in which Andrews was appearing.
Emilia Clarke and Matt LeBlanc
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke had a fangirl moment when she met Friends star, Matt LeBlanc. Clarke gushed about her love for the classic sitcom while appearing on The Graham Norton Show. When she finally met LeBlanc, she couldn’t contain her excitement.
The two posed for a photo on Clarke’s Instagram with the caption, “How YOU doin’??! Downright GIDDY now!!!” The post went viral and made headlines, showing that even celebrities can get starstruck by their favorite stars.
Selena Gomez and Shia LeBeouf
When Selena Gomez first met Shia LaBeouf, the encounter was truly life-changing. The singer/actress is a great admirer of the actor, and she posted on social media about how excited she was to meet him.
“Best. Day. Ever,” Gomez captioned a selfie of herself and LaBeouf beaming from ear to ear. It’s obvious that Gomez considered seeing her favorite star to be a dream come true. The fierce and frequently controversial actor Shia LaBeouf was just as delighted to meet the pop star.
Sophie Turner and Ryan Gosling
Sophie Turner, the queen of Game of Thrones, secretly snapped a photo with Ryan Gosling in the background. She added a humorous caption, “Sorry, guys. I’m no longer for sale.”
Even though she didn’t meet him in person, it was still a very wonderful experience for Turner to get a photo with Gosling in it. Who wouldn’t want to take a picture with Ryan Gosling?
Millie Bobby Brown and Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian and Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown had a chance encounter. In an Instagram post, Brown showed her adoration and enthusiasm for reality star Kardashian. When they met, the two discussed their shared passion for style and beauty.
Brown received skincare and cosmetic guidance from Kardashian. Millie appreciated the encounter and thanked Kim for the useful advice. Brown was encouraged and inspired to pursue her passion for acting and design after the experience.
Jennifer Lawrence and Bill Murray
JLaw is a huge Bill Murray fan, so she was thrilled when he made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con in 2015. She even took photos with him, and couldn’t contain her excitement! Lawrence had been trying to work with him for a while. She even sent emails to Woody Harrelson to relay her admiration for Murray.
The fact that Murray knew she existed was already a big deal for her. Things got even better when he expressed interest in working with her. Overall, it was a pretty cool moment for the Hunger Games star.
Adam Scott and Mark Hamill
It was a dream come true for actor Adam Scott to meet renowned Star Wars actor Mark Hamill. Star Wars fanatic Scott was overjoyed to meet Hamill and even shared a photo of the two on social media with the statement, “My life is now complete.”
The two casually discussed Star Wars, making jokes about Scott possibly making an appearance in the upcoming Star Wars movie. Overall, Scott had an amazing time and is overjoyed to have met one of his heroes.
Cardi B and Lady Gaga
Cardi B and Lady Gaga met at the 2019 Grammys, and the two took some adorable photos together. Cardi’s admiration for Gaga goes way back. In 2016, Cardi tweeted that Gaga changed her life and inspired her to be herself.
Gaga responded in 2018, showing her love for Cardi and even complimenting a video of her performing “Bad Romance” at a high school talent show. After the Grammys, Gaga defended Cardi B from critics of her Best Rap Album win. She tweeted a photo of them together, saying Cardi is brave and deserves her awards.
Jennifer Lopez and Joanna Gaines
JLo spilled the beans on how she fangirled over Joanna Gaines when her now-ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez surprised her with a special anniversary gift – a FaceTime call with the Fixer Upper star.
JLo revealed that they had just bought a fixer-upper next to the water. They were hoping for Gaines to renovate, but she only operates in Waco. Luckily, A-Rod made the call happen, and JLo got to ask Gaines for design advice. She was over the moon about it!
Jake Gyllenhaal and Mandy Patinkin
Jake Gyllenhaal recently became acquainted with Tony Award-winning performer Mandy Patinkin. They immediately connected, discussing their shared passion for theater and music, when they met at a charity event.
Jake was particularly interested in learning about Mandy’s experiences working on Broadway and his part in the legendary musical The Phantom of the Opera. Jake’s love of the arts and commitment to his profession captivated Mandy. They exchanged contact information and agreed to stay in touch and work together on future projects.
Kristen Stewart and Neve Campbell
Kristen Stewart was awestruck when she first met Neve Campbell. She had long admired Neve’s art and was overjoyed to finally meet her in person. They engaged in a brief conversation about their mutual love of performing and their preferred movies.
When Kristen discovered that Neve had watched some of her most recent productions and liked her performances, she was overjoyed! Despite the meeting being rather short, Kristen was appreciative of the opportunity to speak with one of her heroes.
Adele and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
During the 2023 Grammy Awards, Adele was surprised when she met Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The host of the awards show, Trevor Noah, revealed that Johnson was the person Adele had always wanted to meet. Johnson was brought to Adele’s table, and she couldn’t believe it!
Adele got up and hugged Johnson while fans were watching. Later, Adele won Best Pop Solo Performance for “Easy on Me,” and Johnson called her his new “best friend.” Adele’s boyfriend, Rich Paul, also pretended to fake-fight Johnson during a break. Adele laughed while watching the playful moment.
Elisabeth Moss and Sandra Bullock
Elisabeth Moss, a gifted actress who’s best recognized for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale, recently had the opportunity to meet Sandra Bullock. Bullock is a legendary actress known for roles in Miss Congeniality and Gravity, among other hit movies.
During a professional gathering, the two actors were overheard laughing and conversing. Curious onlookers couldn’t help but wonder what they were up to. They may have been discussing their favorite parts or exchanging tales about their experiences in the movie business. Whatever the subject, it was obvious that Moss was ecstatic to meet one of her Hollywood heroes.
Selena Gomez and Jennifer Aniston
In January 2020, our favorite Friends star Jennifer Aniston stepped in as a guest host on The Ellen Show. Guess who she interviewed? The one and only Selena Gomez! During their chat, Gomez revealed she’s a huge Friends fan and even shared a cute story about the first time she met Aniston.
It was in a bathroom where Aniston was wearing a stunning black dress. Gomez was with her mom and couldn’t believe her luck when she saw Aniston. She even ran out to tell her mom all about it afterward!
Mindy Kaling and Christine Quinn
Mindy Kaling, the star and creator of The Mindy Project, had a fangirl moment when she met Selling Sunset star Christine Quinn. Kaling shared her excitement on social media, posting a photo with Quinn and gushing over how much she loved the reality TV personality.
The actress and writer called Quinn “glamorous” and “unapologetic” in her post, admiring her confidence and style. It’s fun to see celebrities get starstruck over other famous people, especially when they come from different worlds like comedy and reality TV.
Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber
Billie Eilish had a dream come true when she met her childhood crush, Justin Bieber. The two met at Coachella, and Eilish couldn’t contain her excitement! She later shared a throwback photo of herself as a young fan wearing a Justin Bieber t-shirt, alongside a photo of the two of them meeting in person.
The “Bad Guy” singer called the encounter a “life-changing moment” and said it was surreal to meet someone she’d idolized for so long. It just goes to show that even celebrities have their own celebrity crushes!
The Real Story: Kirstie Alley’s Big Life
Expressing “it took everything that I had inside, outside, whatever, to not run off and marry John,” you wonder why the pair didn’t end up doing so. And while Travolta is married to Kelly Preston, Alley states that their destiny wasn’t set for marriage as “when you marry someone, you’re supposed to work hard at it and you’re supposed to make it work.” Alley was in fact married to Parker Stevenson, and regardless if he knew, Preston was sure to check in on the flirting between the two.
Addressing the Rumors
With the rumor mill on full speed in Hollywood, there are certain questions the public want to be answered. And while many stars like to keep their personal life private (annoyingly), it is up to other people in the business to address the circulating rumors. While Alley is not afraid to hide her private life, she is also happy to shed light on others. That is exactly what she has done when rumors spread about John Travolta.
Defending Her Friends
Alongside her personal truths, Alley has been outspoken on the rumors that John Travolta is interested in men. With her utmost certainty, Kirstie was quick to rule out any possibility that there is any truth to this rumor. Rather she sees it as Hollywood’s response to the lack of scandals surrounding an A-list figure. Since Travolta has not been involved in any public scandal, such as womanizing and experimenting with illicit substances, this was what the media had to work with.
Look Who’s Been Talking
Meanwhile, Alley has publicly expressed that John Travolta is “the greatest love of my life”. The actors have co-starred alongside each other on two films and maintained a long-term close friendship. While they also share the fact they follow Scientology in common, Kirstie saw that the pair were not right to marry, despite her claims of absolute affection for the actor. Playing on screen husband and wife, the dynamic duo found it in themselves to keep it strictly professional.
Keeping it in the Family
The Look Who’s Talking star was once married to Bob Alley, but they eventually divorced after seven years together. Now, you may think the actress chose to keep the last name of her first husband, as she is both professionally and personally known as Kirstie Alley. Though, this is not the case. The pair who went to high school together, were, in fact, distant cousins and her husband shared the same family name as her father….who was also called Robert.
Affairs and Subsequent Divorce
In Kirstie Alley’s tell-all book, she has also revealed the downfall of her first marriage. Similar to the revelation about her time with Swayze, Alley has confirmed that she did have an affair while married to her high school sweetheart, Bob Alley. In her book, she states that her and the guy, who she references as Jake, kissed and were physical with one another. In her eyes, she saw that as a clear indication that she must get a divorce.
Falling for Patrick Swayze
In her book, The Art of Men, Kirstie reveals her romance with Patrick Swayze. In her book, she claims the Dirty Dancing star wanted her to divorce her husband and marry him. While she was willing to break up her marriage, she states, she was not ‘willing to break up his’.
Putting Their Marriages in the Corner
Alley and Swayze co-starred alongside each other in the film North and South, in which sparks flew immediately between the pair. Discussing how the pair connected on an emotional level and how they fell in love with one another, Alley saw both their marriages in jeopardy and their situation as being ‘doubly as bad.’ Nevertheless, with their marriages both at stake, there was no actual affair.
The Secret Is Out the Bag
Their relationship, although not physical, did maintain between the pair up until Swayze’s tragic death. Alley did, in fact, speak at Swayze’s funeral in 2009, but when she gave an interview on Entertainment Tonight in 2012, she revealed that while she may be friends with Swayze’s wife, Lisa Niemi, she was not sure if she knew of the famous actor’s relationship. Going on TV to announce this makes us think she knows now.
Following the breakdown of their divorce, when Alley had not yet become an actress, she was still in her young 20’s and mixing with the wrong people. She has stated that with the hardships of divorce, she found herself in the mix of experimenting will illicit substances and not being able to stop. Her addiction was fueled by feeling depressed and the feeling that she had ‘wrecked everybody’s life.’ It was finding Scientology that saved her life and stopped her addiction.
Alley is amongst the famous names who follow the religion of Scientology. Following the likes of Tom Cruise and John Travolta, Alley and her family are strong believers in Scientology, having followed the religion for over 30 years now. Her dedication to the religion is noted in Kathy Griffith’s tell-all book, Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z. She claimed that saw Alley’s phone weather app was set in Clearwater, Florida, not where she lives but where the Scientology headquarters are based.
Defending Her Religion
She has, however, had to defend her religious choices after Howard Stern asked her if she was a paid spokesperson for the religion. As a spokesperson for diet programs, of which she has her own, Organic Liason, she has responded to the remark made my Stern by confirming that “Organic Liaison LLC is not affiliated with the Church of Scientology or the world institute of Scientology.” This joke didn’t go down very well with the actress.
Don’t Turn Your Back
Leah Remini, a former Scientologist believer, and friend of Alley, has since left the movement and chosen to leave the church. This did not come without any backlash from her former associates. Kirstie, for one, referred to Remini as ‘a bigot’ following her departure from the religious movement. Remini exclaimed that she understood Alley’s response to her departure, as she is now ‘seen as the enemy’ and would expect the likes of Alley and Cruise to ignore her if they passed in the street.
Anything for the Church
While seeing former Church members as new enemies, the Cheers actress has shown her dedication to the Church even more so with generous donations being made. In 2007, Alley made a donation of $5 million to the church. Five. Million. Dollars. We guess that is enough to show how much she values the Church and her involvement with Scientology. She has also purchased a house in Clearwater, Florida, where the spiritual headquarters of the Church of Scientology is located.
When you hear Kirstie Alley, you may think of all the tabloid headlines that circulate about her weight. Known to be overweight at times, with pictures of herself plastered across the press, she has also made headlines for losing weight as well. During her constant weight battle, she has praised the work of Jenny Craig, who she became the spokesperson for between 2002 till 2007. Alley then went on to develop her own weight loss products and eventually ended up forming a partnership with Craig, calling it ‘the perfect combination.’
Back at It
It was in 2009, following her departure from Jenny Craig, Alley began to put the weight back on, with her fluctuating weight making news once again. In 2014, Alley was once again a spokesperson for Jenny Craig’s diet program. With her previous success in achieving her weight loss, Alley decided to follow and support the program that worked best for her. Once again it proved to be successful for the actress who lost managed to lose 50 pounds (23kg) while on the diet.
Alley may have been the center of affair speculation during her career, but she was once married to teen heartthrob Parker Stevenson, a fellow actor who was a cast member in The Hardy Boys. The pair were married for 14 years, even though that was during the time that Alley said she would have left her husband for Patrick Swayze. Together they have two adopted children, William True and Lillie Price. They are also grandparents to William’s son, Waylon Tripp Parker.
She isn’t just known for film set love affairs during her Hollywood career, nor the subject of tabloid news about her weight. In fact, Alley may be best known for her television role, being a cast member on the hit show, Cheers. Starring on the hit show as Rebecca Howe from 1987-1993, she won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as for as Golden Globe award for Best Actress in 1991. It was this role that earned her acting status in Hollywood.
It Takes Two
Alley had the privilege of working with the most famous twins in Hollywood. When working together on It Takes Two, Alley admired their work ethic and the fact they really wanted to be at work acting. Still in touch with the twins, she says their work ethic impressed her because, as she expresses, “when I was a kid, I really wanted to be an actor, and I really wanted to be in movies, but I lived in Kansas so it wasn’t going to happen.”
Her Own Reality Show
She may be an award-winning actor, but Alley has also given the world a glimpse into the real Kirstie Alley. With her weight fluctuation being the center of many tabloid articles and interviews, it would only be fair for Alley to give her version of her life. Titled, Kirstie Alley’s Big Life, the show followed Alley’s second attempt at shedding the pounds she had once again gained, but the show did not get great reviews.
Just as Alley was on set for her first paying gig, she got the call that there had been a family emergency. In 1981, both her parents were involved in a car accident with a drunk driver. Sadly, Kirstie’s mom did not survive the crash, and her father was seriously injured. Fortunately, her father was able to recover. However, disaster struck once again for the family when Kirstie’s daughter Lillie tragically lost her fiancé in a car crash in 2014.
Her Own Mini Zoo
When it comes to pets, you’re most likely to ask someone if they’re a cat or dog person. They may even have a fish or a rabbit. But not Alley. She has 14 lemurs residing with her in her Los Angeles home. If you are unfamiliar with a lemur, unsurprising as they are Madagascan animals, and not very ‘LA’ , Alley describes them as ‘chilled out’ animals, with different personalities who can survive 30 years! For this reason, she says she would not recommend them as pets.
Getting on the Trump Bandwagon
The hot topic of the United States in 2016 was the political elections. What stood out alongside this, was which presidential candidate particular celebrities were supporting. Alley was amongst the female stars who were backing Trump and joining his political campaign. She was so certain of her choice she stated, ‘I have a damn good record of choosing presidents elected… Carter, Reagan, G.W. Bush, Clinton, Obama… Happy with three of my choices!’
Or… Maybe Not
But then everything changed. Following her support in April, she renounced her backing in October. She publicly announced that she was no longer supporting Trump, or the election, and exclaimed, “I hate this election and I’m officially no longer endorsing either candidate.” She tweeted this announcement, alongside the caption, “I am voting for woman with the ladder,” alongside a post of a woman rescuing bear cups from a dumpster (if only that were an option). She then expressed her happiness at the Republican’s win in November 2016.
Before Alley was introduced to the world of the rich and famous after making her film debut in 1982, Alley lived in Kansas working as an interior designer. Although she has since become a worldwide known actress, she has not put interior design completely on the back burn. As well as decorating her own house, Alley teamed up with Oprah for a contest which would grant a fan a room in their house to be designed by Alley.
A Star for a Star
In addition to the multitude of awards actors and actresses can be honored with during their career, the recognition for work in the industry can also get you a large star on the floor with your name in the middle. And Kirstie Alley is among the many actors to be awarded her very own star. Seen as a public monument on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Alley was honored with her star for her contributions to the motion picture industry.
Dancing With the Stars
In 2011, Alley took part in the popular celebrity dance competition, Dancing with the Stars. Dancing alongside partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the pair were awarded a perfect 30 out of 30 for their final dance. The show also sees celebrities weight change throughout their time on the show, and with weight being a central topic in Alley’s life, the show also gave an insight into the transformation of Alley’s appearance.
Not All About The Dancing
While she may have shown off her dancing skills, as well as her transformation weight loss, Alley sparked more discussion during her time on the show after being caught kissing a fellow contestant. Alley, 60, was photographed kissing former contestant, 21-year-old rapper, Romeo. Yet, this did not turn into a romantic scandal after Alley announced, ‘Romeo and I got bored today so we decided to put on a little freak show for the paps…… Hehe.’
Sued Over 100 Pounds
The same year of her appearance on Dancing with the Stars, Kirstie also helped develop a weight loss program, Organic Liason. With this program, she insisted that she lost 100 pounds and it’s the best form of weight loss diet for anyone looking to shed the pounds. However, not everyone was convinced with Alley’s remarks and after testing the product, no weight was lost. This was done by Marina Abramyan who filed a lawsuit against the actress for false advertising.
Abramyan saw the coincidence in Alley releasing this product and its diet benefits being the same time she appeared on Dancing with the Stars. With her constant weight loss battle, Kirstie expressed this was the solution to keeping the weight off. After testing the product herself, Abramyan claimed that the weight loss by Alley was a result of the dancing show. It was reported that Alley had to pay $130,000 following the lawsuit as a result of misleading the public.
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