New York: A pilot, who claims to have been John Travolta’s gay lover in the ’80s, said the Hollywood star admitted that he was still into men, even after marrying his wife Kelly Preston.
Doug Gotterba, 62, said that Travolta’s 1991 marriage didn’t end his lust for gay sex.
Gotterba last saw Travolta in 1992, when the actor made a startling revelation.
“They’d just gotten back from the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Center in Hollywood when I arrived and John asked me to go with him for a walk on the beach,” the New York Post quoted Gotterba as telling the National Enquirer.
“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,” he said.
Two male massage therapists filed lawsuits against Travolta, 58, earlier this year, claiming he made unwanted sexual advances toward them.
Gotterba said he first met Travolta in February 1981 when the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ star was interviewing for a pilot’s position.
“We flew into Monterey, California, and went up to the Highlands resort in Carmel.
“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?’” he said.
By this point, Gotterba said he knew where this high-flying hook-up would touch down.
“I’d already prepared myself for something like that, so I said, ‘Sure, why not? I went back to his room, showered and came out wearing only a towel. John said, ‘Okay, like down here on the bed.’ He gave me a massage – and it turned into something else!.
“John was gentle, but very passionate. 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!” he added.
Gotterba said he was at Travolta’s beck and call for years, meeting up with the actor whenever he wanted.