Kirstie Alley

Throughout this season of Dancing With the Stars, Kirstie Alley's positive attitude and fun demeanor have made her a winner even if she doesn't wind up taking home the mirror ball trophy. She's such a huge source of inspiration to so many fans -- and that's why it was nothing short of appalling when Kirstie revealed her secret relationship with Patrick Swayze.

She told ET's Chris Jacobs that she and Patrick fell in love while filming North and South in 1985, and admits that they were both married at the time.

And considering how devastating Patrick's death from pancreatic cancer was for his wife, Lisa Niemi, it's pretty hard to understand why Kirstie would choose to drop a bombshell like this instead of keeping the love affair to herself.

And you know what makes the whole thing even worse? Supposedly Kirstie and Lisa are still friends, but she's not sure that she knows about their romance. (What the heck?)

Why on earth would you go on national television and tell a reporter that you'd had an affair with someone's late husband without having the decency to tell her in private first? If Kirstie was going to go public with her story and Lisa is really her friend, then she should've at least explained the nature of her relationship with Patrick to her first.

And honestly, all hearing about their relationship is going to do is hurt Lisa and make her grieve even further, and possibly question her marriage to Patrick -- so why let the cat out of the bag in the first place? (Did America really need to know?)

It's hard to tell what prompted Kirstie to bring up the affair, but maybe she just couldn't help herself after admitting to Barbara Walters that John Travolta was "the greatest love of her life," while they were filming Look Who's Talking.

Geez -- is she having a late mid-life crisis or something? Or is she trying to clear her conscience by releasing her deepest, darkest secrets?

Whatever her reasons may be, her romance with Patrick Swayze was between her and Patrick Swayze -- and it should've stayed that way. Period.

Why do you think Kirstie chose to talk about the romance now?

 

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