Kelly McGillis And Her Third Husband Melanie Leis Had A Troubled Relationship

Some people believe that the third time is the charm. However, this is not the case with Kelly McGillis. The Top Gun actress has been married three times, although her third marriage to Melanie Leis was the shortest. During their time together, McGillis and Leis had numerous ups and downs, leading many to assume they would endure the test of time. They were still running strong as anticaipated.

During an INTIX interview, Leis even hailed her ex-husband as the love of her life. “I never imagined I’d say it so simply a few years ago, but now I say it with complete honesty,” Leis added. However, after a year of marriage, the pair called it quits in 2011.

Kelly McGillis and her third husband battled substance abuse.

McGillis and Leis met in 2000 at Kelly’s, a pub operated by the actress and her then-husband, Fred Tillman. “I began working at the restaurant when Kell was out of town filming on a movie,” Leis said of the meeting. I glanced up one day and there she was. I didn’t see her from across the room or anything.”

Kelly McGillis

She went on to say that she had no idea she was an actor, and that once they started chatting, she was struck by McGillis’ wicked sense of humor. The two girls went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday one night. McGillis had feelings for Leis as the two became closer. They began dating soon after, although it was not the healthiest relationship.

They drank and drugged together. For McGillis, booze and narcotics provided solace from the pain of being raped as a Juilliard student in 1982. She believed she was being punished because she was homosexual. The couple realized they couldn’t continue to live like this and ultimately woke up for the sake of McGillis’ two kids. They relocated to Mohnton, Pennsylvania, but life was not as simple as they had hoped. McGillis continued to work, but her connection with Leis had an impact on her children’s lives.

Kelly McGillis divorced her partner.

McGillis’ children embraced her boyfriend, but their friends and their friends’ parents were less so. During an interview with SheWired.com in February 2009, she came out as homosexual and emphasized that she wanted to be honest about her identity.

Melanie Leis

However, she and Leis were no longer together at this point. They had divorced months before after deciding that their relationship “was no longer functioning.” “We evolved and changed at various speeds and at different periods.” “I always wanted to be with Mell with all my heart and soul, but I wasn’t prepared to remain around until she was willing to do some work on herself,” McGillis revealed.

Leis called the brekaup the “most worst moment of her life,” and said she had challenges to work through. Leis asked for a second chance after realizing she had made a mistake with McGillis. And McGillis, who still couldn’t get over Leis, gave in, and the couple married. They promised to adore each other, but in 2011, news leaked that the couple had split up. Nobody knows why, and there have been no rumors of the couple dating again.

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