KIRSTIE ALLEY: I HAVEN'T HAD SEX IN 4 1/2 YEARS

Published on: November 19, 2004

Turns out Kirstie Alley has been on a strict diet for the past 4-and-a-half years--the No-Sex Diet!

"I think I've become a bornagain virgin!" the plus-size star candidly said during an interview. "I've been celibate for 4 and-a-half years."

Kirstie admits the reason she hasn't slept with anyone since the Clinton presidency is because she has been sharing her bed with the likes of Mrs. Fields, Dr. Pepper, Sara Lee and the Keebler elves.

And she didn't want to have "fat sex."

"I know what I look like and I can't see some guy's eyes going: 'Oh my God!'" she said. "I have seen myself naked. I had this sort of cathartic experience. I crumbled.

"I looked in the mirror and I couldn't believe it. I just was crushed. I thought: 'I can't go on.'"

While promoting her new Showtime series, "Fat Actress," Kirstie, 53, had said that she didn't mind being obese. But she confided that she actually hates being heavy because it interferes with her ability to play with her kids.

OUT OF CONTROL

"I don't like being fat. It makes life uncomfortable physically," said Kirstie, who has a daughter Lille, 10, and a son William, 12. "I can't move as fast. I can't jump around as much. I can't dress the way I want to."

The former "Cheers" beauty finally realized how out of control she was after someone asked her if she was pregnant.

But the good news, as The ENQUIRER has reported, is that Kirstie is now determined to lose weight. She has started exercising and now watches what she eats and says she has lost 16 pounds since the summer.

Said a close source: "With her new show and her slimmer look, she's getting ready to give romance another try."

--ALAN SMITH