Is John Travolta Gay and Is He Married or Dating Anyone?

John Travolta is not gay though rumors about his sexuality have been circulating for many years now. Travolta was married to actress Kelly Preston for 28 years, from 1991 until her death in 2020 due to breast cancer. The actor has not been in any relationship publicly since then.

Paul Baresi was the first to call John gay. He had disclosed to a news outlet about his sexual relationship with John, which ensued in the 1980s. There have also been allegations of sexual misconduct against Travolta by several men over the years. Also, over the years, many men have come forward with claims that John did indulge in sexual activity with them; while some alleged that he had made sexual passes at them. Overall, he has neither denied these claims nor affirmed them.

Is John Travolta Gay?

John Joseph Travolta is not gay. The American actor, born on January 18, 1954, in Englewood, New Jersey, has only ever dated women even though he is also accused of behaving in certain sexually inappropriate ways around men.

And as mentioned above, JohnTravolta has also been the subject of a relationship controversy with a male porn actor. Despite all these, it still remains a truism to believe that John Travolta is not gay as he has not publicly disclosed to be one.

Be that as it may, the actor who came to the limelight after he appeared in the 1970s TV series, “Welcome Back”, “Kotter” and a list of other movies has painstakingly carved his way into Hollywood and has maintained that spot for decades.

Though he has not played an openly gay character in movies, it is not enough to put to rest the assumption many people have about his being gay or at least bisexual. Even Mike Rinder, a former top Scientology official, claims that John Travolta is gay as he once saw him kiss a male masseur.


Is John Travolta Bisexual?

It is possible to infer that John Travolta may be bisexual and has a mutual understanding with his wife about his sexual life. This is the light of all the claims of sexual conduct involving men that have been made against him over the years, both consensual and alleged harassment.

It would have been easy to hold this assumption without further ado, but this inference took a drastic turn when John came out publicly, nullifying the rumors that he kissed a male colleague before he boarded a private jet to Canada. Since this bold step, it’s safe to say that John is indeed straight.

Is John Travolta Married?

John Travolta was previously married to Kelly Preston in what was the longest and most stable relationship of his life ever. He had met the American actress and model in 1988 on the set of the film “The Experts”. They dated for three years before getting married; unfortunately, their marriage ended when she died in 2020


Their union was blessed with three children; a girl and two boys. It’s imperative to note that while this was John’s first marriage, it was Kelly’s second. She had been married to actor Kelvin Gage, however, they got divorced in 1987 before she met John in 1998 and fell in love with her.

Highlights of John Travolta’s Past Relationships

John Travolta has dated the likes of Diana Hyland, Catherine Deneuve, and Marilu Jenner. He appears to have a thing for women in the movie industry, and we will walk you through his relationship trajectory.

John Travolta and Diana Hyland Were Together For Seven Months

John met Diana Hyland on the set of the movie “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble” in 1976. Diana starred as Mickey Lubitch, the on-screen mom of Tod (John Travolta). John was 23 while Diana was 41 when they both started dating. Regardless of the age difference,  Diana began a romantic relationship with John, who was 18 years her junior.


John and Diana shared a common fear; that they may never have a successful relationship with anyone, and that fueled their bond. John would go on a weekend vacation with Diana and her son; the love birds basically had a swell time together. Sadly, Diana had been diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery to remove the affected part two years before her demise.

Thus on March 27, 1977, while in the arms of John, Diana breathed her last. Two months later, in an interview with a news outlet, John shared how he was dealing with the loss of his partner. Their seven months love story ended on March 27, 1977.

Catherine Deneuve and John Travolta Dated Briefly

After three years of mourning his ex-lover Diana, John began dating French actress Catherine Deneuve. The relationship would end up being the shortest relationship John ever had, as the relationship ended sooner than it began. It’s not known why the couple went their separate ways.

John Travolta had an On and Off Relationship with Marilu Jenner

Just like the women he had dated, John met Marilu Jenner on the set of “Grease”. The duo started dating after the death of Diana, it was said that Marilu helped John get over his loss. However, that didn’t solidify their relationship, as the couple had an on-and-off relationship. After their first split, John dated Catherine for a while but got back to Marilu after he and Catherine went their separate ways.


Still determined to get it right, John gave love another shot when he reconciled with Marilu Jenner, an actress. Their relationship was not better than what it was previously; it was still tumultuous as the couple was always fighting, thus, it’s safe to say that John and Marilu had a messy on-and-off relationship which ended permanently in the fall of 1985.

Who is John Travolta Dating Now?

Since Kelly’s passing, John Travolta has not been in any confirmed relationship, nor has he indicated an interest in being hitched again. But it’s clear as day that John loved his wife; he often shares tribute to the late actress. John and Kelly had enjoyed a blissful union that lasted for three years before Kelly bowed to the cold hands of death on July 12, 2020, at the age of 57.

John even went on to celebrate her on Mother’s Day with the quote, “We love and miss you Kelly, happy mother’s Day”. Following the passing of his wife, John took a break from acting to focus on his kids. However, he seems to have recently re-entered the industry. So,  As at the time of our writing, John Travolta is not dating anyone; he seems more focused on his children and his career.

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