We’ve heard the stories of John Travola being afraid of the Church Of Scientology’s threats to expose his sexuality if he ever tries leaving the church. But what if the National Enquirer does it first? Except after the incessant years-long rumormongering about his sexuality, the scandal has a new turn: Not only is Travolta gay, but his wife doesn’t know about his gay flings. That, to me, really, is the shocking part. Thy lady is in denial?
This is actually at least the second time in recent memory the Enquirer busted open Travolta’s closet; last time they ran a photo of him smooching his pal (aka the family’s nanny) on the steps of a private jet. This time around it’s a cover story alleging Travolta — who’s already been outed by former Scientologist Michael Pattinson, who claims Travolta and porn star Paul Barresi got it on — has been involved in “lewd sex acts with other men” as part of a “secret gay spa subculture.” [Ed: The only “secret” about “gay spa subculture” is that everybody is doing it. SECRET BLOWN!]
The piece, “John Travolta Caught In Cheating Scandal!,” quotes You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again (!) memoir author Robert Randolph: “I met John in 1998, after he had married Kelly. I believe the marriage is a total fraud because John is totally into guys and has been having sex with them behind Kelly’s back for years … John Travolta has been cheating on Kelly for years! And when the details emerge, he’s gonna make Tiger Woods look like a boy scout.”
Throw in the kid factor (John and Kelly are expecting their third kid this year, following Jett’s death in 2009), and Randolph could be on to something — except the reason Tiger’s story went big is there was plenty of evidence (how many women came forward) and a public apology. Unless we can expect that from Johnny Boy, this story is mostly a non-starter outside the Enquirer (and blog) world.