Kirstie Alley: I Had Secret Relationship With Swayze

She says they fell in love when they were both married to other people

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 6, 2012 10:48 AM CST

(Newser) – One upon a time, North met South and Kirstie Alley and Patrick Swayze fell in love. So says Alley in a tell-all interview with Entertainment Tonight, in which she claims the stars developed an intense and secret relationship while the two were filming the miniseries North and South. Their attraction was instantaneous, says Alley, but they tried to avoid "going down that road" for the sake of their marriages. Alley says that though they didn't have an affair, "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."

Alley also admits that though she's friends with the late Swayze's wife, Lisa Niemi, she's not sure if Niemi knew about the secret relationship. She also dishes on her miscarriage, suffered during her marriage to Parker Stevenson, and Dancing With the Stars.

FILE - This March 17, 2010 file photo shows actress Kirstie Alley at the premiere for the film The Runaways at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York. ABC says an All-Star edition of the competition show will bring back 12 former rivals including Pamela Anderson, Kristie Alley, and Bristol...
FILE - This March 17, 2010 file photo shows actress Kirstie Alley at the premiere for the film "The Runaways" at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York. ABC says an "All-Star" edition of the competition...   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
Actress Kirstie Alley speaks from the podium during the 11th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, Oct. 22, 2007.
Actress Kirstie Alley speaks from the podium during the 11th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, Oct. 22, 2007.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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