Is John Travolta Gay? Rumors of Him Being Gay

John Travolta is an American actor who rose to fame after starring in the hit movie Saturday Night Fever. His career spans over four decades and he has won several awards for his acting performances.

Travolta has had a long history of being involved in controversies. In 1988, he was charged with assault after allegedly hitting a paparazzo. The charges were later dropped. In 1992, he was accused of sexually harassing a 16 year old boy. Although he was never convicted, he was ordered to attend counseling sessions.

Is John Travolta Gay?

Travolta’s sexuality has been questioned many times. He has always denied rumors about him being homosexual or bisexual. However, there have been some reports that suggest otherwise.

In 2004, Travolta was rumored to be dating model Kelly Preston. They reportedly broke up in 2005. In 2006, Travolta dated actress Uma Thurman. They split in 2007.

In 2008, it was reported that Travolta was interested in becoming a father. He admitted that he wanted to adopt a child but did not want to get married first.

Is John Travolta Married?

There are no official details regarding Travolta’s marital status. However, he has been linked to Kelly Preston since 1991. There have also been rumors that he is engaged to Uma Thurman.

Who Is John Travolta Dating?

As of 2016, there is no information available about Travolta’s current relationship status. But he has been linked to a number of women including Kelly Preston, Uma Thurman, Gisele Bundchen, and Selena Gomez.

His most recent relationships include:

Kelly Preston – Since 1991

Uma Thurman – From 2006 to 2007

Gisele Bundchen – From 2009 to 2010

Selena Gomez – From 2012 to 2013

Rumors About John Travolta’s Sexuality

Although Travolta has always denied rumors about his sexual orientation, there have been some interesting claims made by people close to him.

In 1990, he was arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel on suspicion of assaulting a man named Michael O’Brien. According to police records, the incident took place when O’Brien tried to take photos of Travolta without permission.

The case was dismissed due to lack of evidence.

In 1993, Travolta met a young boy named Bobby Zarem while filming Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins. After meeting the boy, Travolta invited him to stay at his home. It was alleged that Travolta paid off the boy’s mother so that she would allow her son to live with Travolta. The boy lived with Travolta until 1997.

In 1996, Travolta visited the set of his film Face/Off. During the visit, he allegedly gave a male crew member a blowjob. This led to accusations that Travolta is gay.

In 1999, Travolta received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At this ceremony, he spoke out against homophobia.

In 2000, Travolta attended the opening night of the Broadway revival of Grease. While sitting next to director Kenny Leon, he allegedly kissed him on the lips.

In 2002, Travolta appeared in a video promoting the AIDS Foundation. He came out as HIV positive.

In 2003, Travolta went public about his homosexuality. He said that he was “totally comfortable” with his sexuality.

In 2004, he was rumored to be dating Kelly Preston. They reportedly ended their relationship in 2005.

In 2006, Travolti was rumored to be dating Uma Thurman. The couple split in 2007.

 Early Life

John Anthony Travolta Jr. was born on June 6, 1958, in New Jersey, United States. His parents were Italian American actor John Travolta Sr. (1924–2016) and actress Ann-Margret (1927–1978). His paternal grandparents were immigrants from Italy.

Travolta grew up in an affluent suburb of Newark, New Jersey. He attended St. Mary’s Preparatory School in Morristown, New Jersey, where he played football for three years. He then transferred to Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. In 1977, Travolta graduated from high school.


Travolta began acting in local theater productions in the early 1970s. He made his first appearance on television in 1975 on the sitcom Barney Miller. In 1976, he starred in the TV movie A Piece of the Action alongside James Caan.

Travolta made his feature film debut in 1978 in Saturday Night Fever playing Tony Manero opposite Diana Ross. The film became one of the biggest box office hits of all time.

Travoltra continued to appear in numerous films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He also had roles in several television series including: St. Elsewhere, Moonlighting, Murder She Wrote, Family Matters, Who’s the Boss?, Full House, Step By Step, Roseanne, Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends, The King of Queens, Entourage, Two and a Half Men, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, The Good Wife, Hot in Cleveland, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Empire.

He has also acted in many stage plays such as: Grease, Damn Yankees, Kiss Me Kate, Bye Bye Birdie, and West Side Story.

Personal life

On July 14, 1979, Travolta married actress Olivia Newton-John. Their marriage lasted 15 years before ending in 1994.

Travolta later dated Kelly Preston after they broke up in 2005. On October 31, 2009, it was reported that Travolta had been arrested for domestic violence against Preston. However, no charges were filed.

In January 2010, Travolta was accused of hitting Preston during an argument over money. Preston claimed that Travolta hit her in the face and chest. Police officers at the scene found marks on Preston’s body consistent with being struck by someone who was not wearing gloves. Travolta denied any wrongdoing.

On May 16, 2011, Preston filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on November 7, 2012.

On September 30, 2013, Travolta announced that he would marry model Kelly Rohrbach. They got engaged in December 2014 and married on August 11, 2015.

On March 24, 2018, Travolta confirmed via Twitter that he and Rohrbach are expecting their first child together.

On February 9, 2019, Travolta and Rohrbach welcomed their first child together, daughter Ella Grace Travolta.


Awards and nominations

Academy Award – Best Actor nomination for Pulp Fiction (1994)

Golden Globe Award – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy nomination for Pulp Fiction” (1994)

Screen Actors Guild Award – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role nomination for Pulp Fiction(1994)

Saturn Award – Best Actor nomination, Best Supporting Actor nomination for Pulp fiction (1994)

Golden Raspberry Awards – Worst Actor nomination for Pulp Ficton (1994)

BAFTA Award – Best Actor award for Pulp Fiction (1993)

Independent Spirit Award – Best Male Lead nomination for Pulp Fiction

MTV Movie Award – Best Villain nomination for Pulp Fiction

People’s Choice Award – Favorite Movie Star nominee for Pulp Fiction

Satellite Award – Best Actor nomination (nomination shared with Quentin Tarantino) for Pulp Fiction

Young Artist Award – Best Young Actor/Actress in a Feature Film for Pulp Fiction (1995)


There are no confirmed reports that John Travolta is gay. But, there are also no reports that he isn’t gay either. It seems like he is straight because of all the women he dates. So, we can only conclude that he is heterosexual.

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