Kelly Preston Tackles Divorce With Husband! One Of Strongest Married Life Around
Quick Fact Check
- Date of Birth 1962-10-13
- Age 56 Years 11 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Profession Actress
- Birth Name Kelly Kamalelehua Preston
- Zodiac Sign Libra
- Religion Christianity
- Ethnicity/Race Mixed
- Father Peter Palzis
- Mother Linda Carlson
- Brother/s Chris Palzis
- Son/s Benjamin Travolta, Jett Travolta
- Daughter/s Ella Bleu Travolta
- Relationship Status Married
- Husband/Spouse John Travolta (m. 1991)
- Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
- Wedding Date September 12, 1991
- Ex-Boyfriend George Clooney (1987-1989)
- Ex-Husband Kevin Gage (m. 1985–1987)
- Dating/Affair No
- Net Worth $20 Million (Estimated)
- Career 1980-present
- High School Punahou School
- College University of Southern California
- Height/ How Tall? 5' 6" (1.68 m)
- Weight 57 kg (126 lbs)
- Weight Loss 39 lbs (2011)
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Dark Brown
- Eye Color Green
- Lesbian No
American actress Kelly Preston is chiefly known for her roles in the movies: Twins, Citizen Ruth and From Dusk Till Dawn. The actress is married to a Hollywood A-lister and shares a strong bond with her husband along with two children.
Their marriage has stood the test of time and various grueling tests. However, the couple has passed every test with flying colors and still enjoy each others company.
This time there was John Travolta by her side and a wedding ring in his hand. Kelly was draped in flower embroidered dress, making her look younger than 56, with John looking every bit cool in a navy blue blazer, jeans, and a trainer.
The husband and wife duo looked every bit in love as they stepped out in the red carpet of the Cannes film festival on 15 May 2018, for the photocall of their latest movie together, Gotti.
Kelly Preston put up an adorable display of affection with her husband John Travolta at Cannes film festival 2018 (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
Kelly and Pulp Fiction star not just walked on the red carpet, they walked arms in arms and hugged much to the delight of photographers they were posing for. Gotti is the fifth movie the stars have appeared together, and The Experts in 1989 being the first. Their chemistry looked as electric as they were 29 years ago.
Two-time Academy Award nominee, John reminisced about the couple's first meeting during the promotional event. The pair met during the audition of The Experts and John straightly fell for Kelly as soon as she walked through the door. He remembered:
"She came in this, this gorgeous woman. We had an immediate chemistry.”
Kelly, who had divorced her previous husband actor Kevin Gage in 1987, recalled about the first time she saw John and was swooned by his sexiness. And, when John stopped by to say hello, she could not hide her excitement. Kelly affirmed:
“I see, no lie, coming across the hall with his two dogs, this really hot guy. Then he stops and says hello. And I was like, ‘Oh s—t. Kill me now.’ You know, like, ‘Oh my God.’ And that was my first meeting with him.”
That fondness between the pair resulted in them getting married on 5 September 1991. What's more, despite the various ups and downs the couple has gone through they looked every bit in love at the film city Cannes.
Divorce Rumors, Sex Abuse Scandals, And Personal Trauma
It was the fall of 2017 when a shoddy looking John Travolta was spotted on amusement park Disneyland, with his son Benjamin but without his wife, Kelly. The visitors at the park glanced an eerie eye over the downcast looking actor and noticed he was not putting on his wedding ring.
An insider reported MSN that Kelly had split with her husband days before his park visit that their marriage was over, and she was tired of all those sexual misconduct accusations that entangled around John.
At that time Kelly's superstar husband was accused by a masseur of sexual battery in 2000 during a massage session at La Quinta Hotel.
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Previously, the superstar had question marks over his sexuality after being mired in a similar sexual abuse scandal in 2012 by two male masseurs. Similarly, John was also rumored to have romantic links with couple’s male nanny Jeff Kathrein, and his pilot Douglas Gotterbra.
However, the couple seems to have got over the dark clouds surrounding each other as they flaunted their love for the promotion of their film at the Cannes. This was not the first time the couple's marriage had hit a hitch. In 2009 their firstborn son, Jett died tragically during a holiday in France because of seizure. The police reported the kid had hit the bathtub during his seizure attack.
Speaking of their son's loss, Kelly said:
"I felt at times I was drowning. It felt like a sea of wet blankets. And I just peeled them off, layer by layer."
However, John and Kelly provided stiff support to each other during a tough time. The loss of son made them a bit more responsible parent and provided their daughter Ella Bleu with more love and care. And, the couple slowly got on with their lives and welcomed son Benjamin in 2011.
Despite personal traumas and various scandals along with divorce rumors, the couple is together and stronger than ever.
Kelly and John declare their love and devotion towards each other via cute posts on Instagram. The couple is indeed an example of an ideal pair, who survived throughout all difficulties and challenges.
Pays Tribute To Late Son
On 6th April 2019, Kelly posted an intimate picture of her late son Jett being kissed by both his parents. The tribute came a few days after World Autism Awareness Day.
Kelly Preston and husband John Travolta kiss their firstborn son-Jeff Travolta on a throwback picture posted on 6th April 2019 (Photo: Kelly Preston's Instagram)
In the post, she paid tribute to her first born and all the autistic kids and their parents. After the loss of their son, the morning couple established Jett Travolta Foundation which aimed to help kids coming from a variety of disadvantaged background.
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Well, the good-natured organization puts effort to help the children suffering from vision, hearing, mobility, communication, behavior learning impairments. Furthermore, it also assists kids with medical, environmental, health or educational needs. Donors looking to donate for a good cause can forward their generous sum to Jett Foundation's headquarters in Encino, Calif.