Jason Priestley On His Romantic Past With Holly Robinson Peete

Jason Priestley On His Romantic Past With Holly Robinson Peete

Jason Priestley opens up on Access Hollywood Live about his romantic past with Holly Robinson Peete. How did they meet? And, is it true he sent her a check when their relationship was over? How important was Holly and her family to his early career? Jason’s new book, “Jason Priestley: A Memoir” is available now.

Tell you this about Jason Priestley, the nicest guy ever, young, actor, broke. I paid for everything. I get a check in the mail. How much was the check for? A lot. Like he was keeping a tally. I wasn't. . You wrote her a check. She was your first love, she was 22, you were 17. It's all true. It's all true. Started as a guest role on "21 jump street." You had a guest part there, that's when you first connected. Yeah. I guess, starred on that show twice actually because it was -- it was back in the early days of the -- when Vancouver was Hollywood north and the pool of actors up there was pretty small back then. And so they tapped me twice and I played two different characters on that show and yeah, and I met Holley and -- and -- A lot of ums. Sparks flew. How long did it go? Not that long. Maybe six months, six or eight months. A true may to December romance. You went on vacation with her family? Yeah. We went to tahiti. It's true, when she said I was broke, I was -- I was, you know, struggling actor back then and she was living life in a different stratosphere than I was. I was. I would keep track of all the money I owed her. She liked to roll in a different class of travel and life than I could really afford. It wasn't long after that I got my first show "Sister Kate" the one I was talking about and when I could afford to pay her back I did. How much was the check for? It was, you know, for like -- 75, 100 bucks or something like that. What? Yeah. That's a man right there. I'm sorry, ladies, is that not the most thoughtful thing. I don't know. My parents raised me up right and I believe that you got to keep your word and, you know, I have the utmost respect and love and admiration for Holley and her entire family. I mean they -- Delores and Matt, her brother, those guys were really kind to me when I first moved here to Los Angeles. That meant the world to me. Those guys extended themselves for me and have made me, you know, really helped me in my transition to moving here to los Angeles. I was 17. I was a kid. Enator, I have to ask you a question, I know she was your first love. But was she your first love? Oh, good god no. 17-year-old, mine whoa. I grew up in Canada, man. You guys -- We have to stay warm. Right. Oh, geez. We got to propagate the species. She's such a good part of me. When I read chapter one with Holley, I thought it was fantastic. Come out and give him a kiss. I'm kidding. I'm kidding. One of the old school lines back in that day. Don't do that to me. This is riveting. There is more material in here, folks, Jason Priestley, a memoir, is in stores right now.