At the (wise) age of 60, Kirstie Alley has finally realised that there is not too much to be said for casual sex.
“The easiest thing on this planet is to [find sex], but I don’t see the merit in that,” she says. “What I’m looking for is someone who loves me deeply and is madly in love with me, for me.”
Alley, who has been married twice and rediscovered the goddess in herself after having dropped 100 lbs, tells us that it is important to acknowledge your own mistakes when relationships don’t work out. “I think when you get into the mind-set of, ‘Oh, this guy did this to me’, you aren’t taking responsibility. In the final hour, it’s actually what you did to you.”
But she hasn’t given up hope! Will true love come her way?
“Certainly. For me, it’s all about love,” she says. “I wasn’t looking for the right thing before. … I want someone who has my back. And if I’m being attacked, they fricking attack back. Now, that’s bravery.”
And with the new weight loss, the sky’s the limit. If you think 60 is an age to start reconsidering the length of your skirt and how low your top goes, think again. When Alley hit the 100 lb mark, it was time to paaaarrrtaaayyyy like she was 40.
“When I hit that mark, I went, ‘That’s it!’ ” Alley tells PEOPLE during her stay in a villa outside Florence, Italy. “I have more energy than I’ve ever had in my whole life.”
Wistfully, she recalls her fat years: “My body had gotten really weak,” says Alley, whose weight at that time hovered around 230 lbs. “There was nothing positive about being fat.”
It was when Alley was invited to appear on Dancing With The Stars (for those of you who don’t know, this is a programme where z-list celebrities try to boost their profile by attempting to learn how to dance with the help of professionals and be judged by a bunch of equally unimpressive celebrities and the be voted off by a drooling audience). As the calorie-busting moves had started to help shift some pounds off Alley’s hips, she decided to boost what had been set into motion by making her diet exclusively organic and following a diet plan of her own creation, Organic Liason – a magical combination between organic food and Scientology.
Now, all is dandy. “I feel back to normal,” says Alley, now a proud size 6. “I have my game again. What I’m looking for is to be madly, deeply in love. “For the first time in my life, I know exactly what I want in a man,” she says. “I want someone who has my back, who is courageous and brave.”
Yes, we already heard that. But good luck to you.