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John Travolta Calls Dancing with Princess Diana at the White House a 'Fairytale'

John Travolta Calls Dancing with Princess Diana at the White House a 'Fairytale'

John Travolta is looking back at an iconic moment in history!

In a new interview with Esquire Mexico, the 67-year-old Grease actor looked back at dancing with Princess Diana back in 1985 at a White House party thrown by then-President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

“I didn’t think they’d ask me to dance with her. I had the great privilege and honor of doing so, and I thought, ‘There must be a reason for doing this and I better give it my all,’” John revealed.

“That meant lead the dance well and make sure we had fun,” John added. “That was the easy part, but just the fact of greeting Diana appropriately, being confident and asking her to dance was a complicated task.”

John went on to call that moment with Diana a “fairytale.”

“Think of the setting. We were at the White House. It’s midnight. The stage is like a dream. I approach her, touch her elbow, invite her to dance,” John said. “She spins around and gives me that captivating smile, just a little sad, and accepts my invitation. And there we were, dancing together as if it were a fairytale.”

He added, “Who could ever imagine something like that would happen to them someday? I was smart enough to stamp it in my memory as a very special, magical moment.”

Also in the interview, John Travolta opened up about mourning the death of his wife Kelly Preston.

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