John Travolta’s purported gay lover, Doug Gotterba, is speaking out about what he claims was the couple’s six-year relationship. Is there any truth behind his claims?
According to a report from RadarOnline, Gotterba is a former pilot, and says the two met when Travolta interviewed him for a pilot job. It seems the attraction was instant and soon the two flew off to a resort in Carmel.
“We flew into Monterey, Calif., and went up to the Highlands resort in Carmel,” Gotterba says. “We had a wonderful dinner with a fantastic bottle of merlot, and I got the sense I was being courted. As we walked from the restaurant back to the room, John suddenly said, ‘Hey, would you like a massage?’”
That massage supposedly led to much, much more, and the next morning Travolta was the one to make the next–overtly sexual–move.
“John was gentle, but very passionate,” Gotterba claims. “The next day, he told me with a big smile on his face, ‘I really enjoyed last night.’ And I told him, ‘So did I!”
Fast forward a few years to 1992–the last time Doug Gotterba claims he saw the actor. Married to Kelly Preston by then, he was a full-fledged Hollywood A-lister.
“They’d just gotten back from the Church of Scientology Celebrity Center in Hollywood when I arrived and John asked me to go with him for a walk on the beach,” Gotterba says.
It was there that Gotterba asked him a question, and Travolta’s answer has never left him. It also is likely part of the reason so many fans and others question if John is completely forthcoming about his sexuality.
“We were making small talk when suddenly, I blurted out, ‘So, John, tell me. Now that you’re married, do you still prefer men – or women?’ He looked me straight in the eye and said, ‘Well, Doug, I still prefer men!’ I said, ‘okay.’ And that’s the last time we saw each other,” Gotterba explains.
What do you make of all this? It would likely impact Travolta’s career severely if the public learned he was gay. And while many gay men lead married lives with heterosexual women, those marriages often dissolve once the secret is out.
John Travolta stands to lose a lot if he comes out of the closet–if, of course, he is in fact a gay man.
On the other side of this debacle, however, is Doug Gotterba. Is he simply reveling in the cash he’s bringing in from interviews with rags like the Enquirer? If he is the one lying, is this kind of pay really worth keeping up such a faÃ§ade?
Will the public ever really know the truth? Maybe not. In the meantime fans flock to anything even hinting at the Travolta name. Do you think that would all change if John came out of that proverbial closet?
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