9. He’s allegedly been put under “pressure” by the Church of Scientology
And Travolta has been accused of hiding his true sexuality since Gotterba made his allegations, too. Early in 2017, for instance, it was reported that the Church of Scientology was using details of Travolta’s private life to blackmail the star. A former church insider told scandal sheet The National Enquirer, “I was a witness to the pressure put on Travolta. He was afraid they were going to reveal his sex life… He came to me, desperate and afraid of their threat that everything he ever told them would be revealed publicly if he defected.” Given the source, though, it’s perhaps best to take the claims with a pinch of salt.
8. He’s in the Hasty Pudding club
Travolta may not yet have received an Oscar, but he can at least boast of another distinguished accolade. That’s because the prestigious Hasty Pudding Theatricals club at Harvard University – a student society known for staging cross-dressing burlesques and musicals – awarded Travolta its Man of the Year Award in 1981. The honor is given to those who have made a “lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.”