Kirstie Alley - Dirty Dancing: Kirstie Alley fell in love with Patrick Swayze in 1985
Kirstie Alley has revealed intimate details of her relationship with the late Patrick Swayze. The Dancing with the Stars favorite told Entertainment Tonight that she and her North and South co-star got close back in 1985, though refused to go as far as calling it an affair.
She told ET's Chris Jacobs that she tried to avoid "going down that road" but was ultimately unable to stop herself falling in love with the Dirty Dancing actor. "Both of us were married. We did not have an affair. But again, I think what I did was worse. Because I think when you fall in love with someone when you're married, you jeopardize your own marriage and their marriage. It's doubly bad," said Alley. The actress is now friends with Lisa Niemi, Patrick Swayze's wife at the time, though says she is uncertain if Lisa is aware of their relationship. We're going to stick our necks out on this one and say yes, she's aware, she's definitely aware.
Despite falling for Swayze, Alley stayed with her husband at the time, Parker Stevenson, for 14 years. She and 'The Hardy Boys' heartthrob eventually divorced in 1997.