(LOS ANGELES) -- Kirstie Alley revealed to Entertainment Tonight in an interview that aired Monday that she had a “powerful attraction” and a “hidden relationship” with Patrick Swayze when the two co-starred in the 1985 TV mini-series North and South.
Both stars were married when they filmed the Civil War drama, but Alley claims she and Swayze had an intense attraction and she tried to avoid “going down that road,” but they ultimately fell in love.
Alley tells ET, “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.”
The actress and Dancing with the Stars contestant says she’s still friends with Swayze’s wife, Lisa, who asked Alley to speak at Swayze’s funeral in 2009. Still, Alley says she remains unclear if Lisa is aware of her relationship with the late actor.
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