Kirstie Alley: 'I Need a Man Who Loves Monkeys!'
The former Cheers star owns 14 lemurs and wants a man that loves her furry friends just as much as she does
Kirstie Alley isn’t monkeying around … or maybe she is.
During an appearance on The Meredith Vieira Show Tuesday, Alley, who owns 14 – yes, 14 – lemurs, opened up about how she needs a man that loves her furry friends just as much as she does.
“[Lemurs] are one of the few primates that you can actually bring little kids, anybody in, and they will sit on your lap and you’re safe,” Alley, 65, said. “I need a man who loves the monkeys!”
Alley was previously married to Bob Alley from 1970 77, and Parker Stevenson from 1983 97.
Alley and Stevenson have two children: William True, 23, and Lillie Price, 21.
“I think because – I don’t want you take this the wrong way, men – I think when men get around 45 or 50, they get boring,” she told Vieira. “They should be in their prime. I think that women might sort of take a dip in their early 40s and then I think women resurge. What I want in a man is someone to [take action] – they don’t need to jump out of planes, they need dreams, passion, future.”
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As for whether she would ever consider dating younger men, Alley doesn’t want to “be a cougar.”
“I’d talk about Cheers, and they’ve never seen it. I’m not really for that,” she said.
And in the age of ’90s show reboots, what about a Cheers reunion?
“I think all the actors want to do a reunion show,” Alley said. “I don’t want to do, like, a ‘Very Special Episode of Blossom.’ They’d have to pick up where we left off.”