Even though Swayze is not alive to defend himself, we don’t have to assume that Alley is telling the truth. Quite the opposite in fact, this is the perfect time to say you had a strong mental connection with one of the most swoonworthy men in history.
This all came about during an interview with ET when Fat Actress said she romantically bonded with Patrick during the filming of the 1985 civil war miniseries North and South.
He’d married Lisa Niemi ten years earlier, in 1975, while she’d gotten hitched to her second husband, Parker Stevenson in 1983.
We were creating a future together. 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.
This is especially interesting because she’s been sharing details about another significant 80’s and 90’s actor while on the same promotion trail for her husband-stealing book, The Art of Men.
“Believe me, it took everything that I had, inside, outside, whatever, to not run off and marry John [Travolta]. And be with John for the rest of my life,” she told Barbara Walters for a 20/20 segment.
Alley was friends with Dirty Dancing widow Niemi and even spoke at the funeral in 2009. When Lisa heard the news, she [I assume] laughed or felt sorry the woman she used to be on speaking terms with.
Where everybody knows your name, and they’re never glad you came clean…
It’s not on YouTube, but in that same scene Swayze (whose conservative character hates Alley’s) says “Shut up, shut your mouth and get back to your ni**er husband where you belong.”
Random stills from North and South, because, why not.