I just read about the planet KELT-9b, and one thing which stuck out to me was the fact that this planet orbits this star parallel to the star's axis of rotation (the article says "perpendicular", but comments below say "parallel" is correct). I'm aware of the concept of "frame dragging", but I'm not advanced at all in my understanding of physics.
Would this planet experience an "uneven" gravitational field as its position aligned with the poles of the star, relative to the rest of its orbit's path? How would this manifest in the planet's orbit?
Would it not be truly elliptical?