John Travolta is gay, Carrie Fisher says, adding: 'I'm sorry that he's uncomfortable with it'
Carrie Fisher, who plays Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" films, recently addressed recent reports that say John Travolta is gay, which he has not confirmed.
The National Enquirer and Star had recently run stories on interior designer and author Robert Randolph, who said Travolta allegedly had sexual encounters with men at Los Angeles saunas. Last month, Travolta's lawyer called the claims "blatant defamatory lies" and demanded the Gawker blog remove a post about the issue.
When asked if the actor's legal team should take action, Fisher, 54, told the U.S.-based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine The Advocate: "Wow! I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know and we don't care."
"Look, I'm sorry that he's uncomfortable with it, and that's all I can say," Fisher added. "It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss. Just leave it be."
Fisher is currently promoting her one-woman show "Wishful Drinking", which is based on her life and addresses her failed relationship to Hollywood agent Bryan Lourd, who is the father of their 18-year-old daughter Billie and who left her for another man. The show was recently turned into an HBO television special.
Travolta, 56, and actress-wife Kelly Preston, 48, have been married since 1991. They recently welcomed their third child, Benjamin, following the tragic death of their son Jett in 2009. The two also have a 10-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu.
Travolta is known for films such as "Grease" and "Pulp Fiction" and Preston starred in films such as "The Last Song" with Miley Cyrus and "Jerry Maguire". The pair and their daughter also appeared together in the 2009 movie "Old Dogs" with Robin Williams.