Kelly Preston
American actress and model
Kelly Preston
Kelly Preston is an American actress and former model. She is married to John Travolta.
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Kelly Preston's personal information overview.
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Donald Trump Recalled Hitting On Kelly Preston In A Note About Her Son's Death
Huffington Post - 4 months
A 2009 condolence note Donald Trump dedicated to Kelly Preston following the death of her and John Travola’s son Jett is making its way around the internet.  In the post, which was published on the now-defunct Trump University Blog, according to Mother Jones, the Republican presidential candidate recalled trying to make advances on Preston after meeting her at a club. Again, this was a condolence note to a mother who just lost her teenage son.  “I met Kelly Preston at a club and worked like hell to try and pick her up,” he allegedly wrote. “She was beautiful, personable, and definitely had allure. At the time I had no idea she was married to John Travolta.”  The post continued, “In any event, my track record on this subject has always been outstanding, but Kelly wouldn’t give me the time of day. She was very nice, very elegant, but I didn’t have a chance with her, and that was that.”  Trump went on to say that once he found out Preston was married to Travolta he “respecte ...
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John Travolta Opens Up About Son Jett's Tragic Death In 2009
Huffington Post - 5 months
John Travolta discussed the loss of his late son, Jett, in a new interview with “Good Morning America” on Monday. The 16-year-old, who was autistic and had a history of seizures, died in 2009 after having a seizure and hitting his head on a bathtub in the Bahamas.  “We certainly have bonded together,” the actor said about his family in the years that have passed since Jett’s death. “Certainly having little Ben has been a beautiful kind of glue for us to rebond after a tremendous loss.” Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, have a 16-year-old daughter named Ella and 5-year-old son Benjamin, who was born after Jett’s death.  Travolta has spoken about his son’s death before, calling it “the worst thing that’s ever happened in my life” in a 2014 interview with the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, via BBC.  “The truth is, I didn’t know if I was going to make it,” the actor said. “Life was no longer interesting to me, so it took a lot to get me bett ...
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12 Most Popular Biblical Names For Boys
Huffington Post - about 3 years
By Pamela Redmond Satran for Namberry Biblical names have always been popular for boys, and their influence has only risen in recent years. The dozen boys’ names here all stand below the Top 20. Eight derive from the Old Testament, three from the New, with one -- Michael -- figuring in both. A half century ago, there were fewer biblical names on the boys' Top 20 and more of those were from the New Testament. What hasn't changed is that all these names are well liked and have deep roots, and will serve any boy well. The most popular biblical names for boys today are: Jacob Jacob, the Number 1 boys’ name in the US for over a decade, is the name of one of the most important biblical patriarchs, with the 12 tribes of Israel evolving from his 12 sons. In the Old Testament, Jacob was the son of Isaac and Rebecca, the twin brother of Esau, and the husband of both Rachel and Leah. Ethan Ethan has risen to Number 3 on the boys’ popularity list more on the strength of Tom Cruise’s Mi ...
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Kelly Preston Lands ABC Comedy Role
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Mrs. Travolta could be heading back to primetime. Kelly Preston has scored the lead role in the ABC comedy pilot "Keep Calm And Karey On," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Preston will play Karey, "a vibrant mother to three adopted kids -- including two from her screw-up brother -- who is overwhelmed in her quest to be a good parent to the needy flock who don't always want or respect her input." Karey is the one bright spot in a spectacularly dysfunctional family that includes thieves and addicts. Her mother will be played by Jane Seymour, and Majandra Delfino will appear as her sister Penny. In other pilot news ... Gary Cole joins "The List." The "Good Wife" guest star will appear alongside Michael Peña in the Fox drama about a U.S. Marshal (Peña) who is tasked with tracking down the person responsible for stealing the list of every person in witness protection after a number of witnesses start getting killed. Cole will play Peña's boss, Chief Inspector Bob McKin ...
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Kelly Preston Shares Personal Oscar Prep Pics
People Magazine - almost 4 years
Norah Jones and Quvenzhané Wallis also took behind-the-scenes shots for charity
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Can You Picture Charlie Sheen And Katie Couric Dating?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Raise your hand if you think Charlie Sheen should get married again. No one? Apparently you aren't alone, because Sheen himself agrees with you. The former "Two and a Half Men" star's new interview with Katie Couric airs today, and during it he asserts that three marriages are enough for him. When Couric asked Sheen whether he thinks he may ever tie the knot again, the actor said, “In baseball, when you strike out three times ... it’s a golden sombrero. Four times is a platinum sombrero. ... I’m not wearing the platinum sombrero of marriage.” He immediately amended that thought, however, saying he'd rethink his position if Couric were to offer. “What are you gettin’ at? Uh-oh, Page Six!" he joked -- or so we hope. “That’d be awesome! Just the rumor — wouldn’t it?" Couric didn't seem quite as forthcoming about the matter though. "Maybe for you," she responded. Sheen's three marriages have all ended in divorce. His first engagement, to actress Kelly P ...
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Kelly Preston Ties Son's Autism to Chemicals
ABC News - over 4 years
Actress discusses what she believes were contributing factors to Jett Travolta's autism.
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Kirstie Alley: John Travolta Is The 'Love Of My Life'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Kirstie Alley has never been one to mince words. In her recent interview with Barbara Walters, the actress shares a shocking admission: her former "Look Who's Talking" co-star and long-time friend John Travolta is the "greatest love" of her life. Alley, who's currently competing on "Dancing With the Stars," admits that she fell hard for the star during the filming of the 1989 movie "Look Who's Talking," but she resisted the urge because she was married at the time to actor Parker Stevenson. "Believe me, it took everything that I had, inside, outside, whatever, to not run off and marry John. And be with John for the rest of my life," she says. When Walters asks why she didn't leave her former husband, Alley adds, "Because I feel like when you marry someone you're supposed to work hard at it, and you're supposed to make it work." Both stars went on to pursue other relationships. Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple had three children, including ...
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Wednesday Trending Topics: The Future Of Marvel Now
Bleeding Cool - over 4 years
It’s sometimes hard to stay current on the details of the future of the Marvel Universe — even when they give you a map.  Just as we were catching up on what we missed in that Map of the Future from a couple years back, now there’s this:  Today’s Amazing Spider-Man #695… as Madame Web goes a bit ballistic, we get a very special douple page spread, made up of images taken from upcoming Marvel titles. Most-Read Comic Stories Today: Amazing Spider-Man #695 Reveals The Future Of Marvel NOW (SPOILERS) Today’s Amazing Spider-Man #695… as Madame Web goes a bit ballistic, we get a very special douple page spread, made up of images taken from upcoming Marvel titles. Three Avengers Vs X-Men Comics Today. You’ll Never Guess Which Is The Best. There are three Avengers Vs X-Men comics published today. Avengers Vs X-Men #12, Uncanny X-Men #19 and AVX: Versus #6. What Happened To Your Favourite DC Characters In Rotworld? These are the rules of Rotworld. If you are personally connec ...
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Rashida Jones Apologizes for Travolta Gay Joke
Forward - over 4 years
During a recent interview while promoting her new movie, “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” Shmooze favorite Rashida Jones got a bit too excited about celebrities coming out of the closet. While discussing her mild obsession with singer Frank Ocean, who recently declared that he is bisexual, Jones joked that John Travolta should just come out already. While her intentions were probably honorable (for the most part) the Parks and Recreation actress hit on a touchy subject for the “Grease” and “Saturday Night Fever” megastar. “How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this!” the actress, quipped, alluding to lawsuits filed this year by two masseurs who accused Travolta of sexual battery. The first lawsuit was dropped, and the second dismissed. Travolta has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991 and the couple has three children, including their eldest son Jett, who tragically died in 2009 from a seizure while the family was on vacation in The Bahamas. Click here for the rest of ...
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One Day at a Time
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Tom and Katie divorce; Scientology and Emperor Klaktu stunned! by Ann Romano MONDAY, JUNE 25 This just in: Despite years of rumors to the contrary, it is still simply inconceivable that actor/Scientologist John Travolta is gay. True, there is the small matter of him being accused of sexual assault by three male masseurs—the latest being a cruise ship employee... which is especially ridiculous, because what's so gay about "cruising," right? (Ahem.) Nevertheless, Travolta has once again proven his absolute heterosexuality by showing up with longtime heterosexual wife Kelly Preston to tonight's screening of Savages, and posing for photogs with his sweaty lips all over her. THAT is heterosexuality, friend. There's nothing at all gay about repeatedly kissing one's wife in a staged public forum, and besides, if he were gay, why would he star in a film named Savages? "Savage" is the least gay name in the world, and... ahem. MEANWHILE... Dumb ...
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Beleb Dirty Laundry - over 4 years
Miley Cyrus hangs out with her buttcheeks out. [The Superficial] Is Jon Hamm going to pull a Johnny Depp? [Lainey Gossip] The world’s most famous biters. [Bossip] Mila Kunis took that weight off. [Starpulse] Lana Del Rey is embarrassed by Tara Reid. [The Superficial] Sweat by day, drink by night. [Lainey Gossip] Kelly Preston feels that allegations wouldn’t surface about her touchy-feely husband if he were with his family more. [Cele|bitchy] Charlie Sheen is up for President. [Huff Po] Guess the celebrity ass! [The Frisky] Quincy Jones and Rashida Jones together! [Bossip] Johnny Depp is hittin’ that. Yeah. [Yeeeah] Anne Hathaway’s fiance hates her hair. [Cele|bitchy] What Enrique‘s been up to lately (hint: it involves a russet-haired beauty). [theBERRY] PHOTOS: Alec Baldwin‘s unbelievably hot daughter. [INFDaily] Kanye West will be deposed for divorce trial. [Amy Grindhouse] Adele is god-sent. [IDLYITW] Andrew Garfield seriously, seriously adores Emma S ...
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Doug Gotterba, Alleged John Travolta Gay Lover, Looking to Pen Tell-All Book?
The Hollywood Gossip - over 4 years
The pilot claiming he had a six-year gay affair with John Travolta is negotiating to reveal all the details in an explosive tell-all book, reports say. Doug Gotterba was John's pilot in the '80s, and according to Doug, his former secretary and Doug's ex-boyfriend, he and the actor were lovers. The Enquirer reports that Doug already has two writers lined up to help him tell his story, "confirmed his desire" to expose everything he knows. "It could be a marriage-ender," an insider told the Enquirer, saying that the book could be career-crushing and devastating to John's wife, Kelly Preston. "Even though she wasn't married to John at the time, she's already been terribly humiliated by this ugly scandal that doesn't seem to end." "A book by a man who John carried on with for years could simply be too much." After all, it follows a month that saw two masseurs come forward to slap John with lawsuits - later dropped - claiming he was sexually aggressive. Since then, more m ...
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Michelangelo Signorile: The John Travolta Saga: A Relic From the Past or an Enduring Reality?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Whether the latest allegations about John Travolta are true or not -- that he sexually harassed several men and had a secret relationship with his male private pilot for six years -- it's all pretty sad, the jokes and the snickering notwithstanding. If false, after all, Travolta has been relentlessly targeted over a period of decades by ruthless people hellbent on destroying his career or getting money from him, perhaps rightly believing that such allegations, even if untrue, can still hurt an actor today. If true, he's closeted himself for much of his life -- and the psychological torment, the hiding, the inability to just go out in public and be himself, had led him to sometimes abuse others. If that's the case, he was perhaps enabled by powerful people around him in Hollywood who make lots of money off of him, in a way similar to how Michael Jackson was enabled by the people surrounding him in his own self-destructive behavior. Either way, not a pretty picture. W ...
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Latest Travolta Gossip: He had a Six Year Homosexual Love Affair
JD Journal - over 4 years
Well when the media dogs catch a scent, they don’t let up. The latest celebrity gossip over John Travolta is that he is indeed gay, apparently having had a six-year affair with his pilot in the 1980s. Considering that he has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991, a more accurate description of Travolta, assuming all this hoopla has merit, would be “bisexual,” but that term makes for much less stark buzz.   Joan Edwards, who was Travolta’s secretary from 1978 to 1994, chimes in about Travolta’s private relationship with his pilot, Doug Gotterba. “I did everything for him [Travolta], including taking care of his personal and professional schedules. Of course I knew he was gay. It never bothered me,” she told the Enquirer.   She also refers directly to Gotterba, saying “That’s how I met Doug. We both worked for John at the same time. Doug is a wonderful guy and we are still good friends. He told me that John was gay and they had a sexual relationship.”   Gotterba’s later bo ...
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Juliet Jeske: Travolta, Gay Or Not Gay... Why Should We Care?
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Speculation on John Travolta's sexual orientation has dogged the actor for years. Is he or isn't he gay? He has been married to actress Kelly Preston since 1991. Publicly, they have always maintained that their marriage is completely traditional. So why do these rumors persist? Is it mere speculation? Is he living a secret homosexual life? Is he an easy target because of the roles that he has played? I have a somewhat vested interest in this story, because nearly three years ago I left my husband when I discovered he was gay. I have a particular disdain for the "closet" and for anyone perpetuating secrets and lies about their sexual orientation. John Travolta is far from the only high-profile personality who has dealt with these types of accusations. Others have included Tom Cruise, Ryan Seacrest, George Clooney, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, and even Oprah Winfrey. In the case of Travolta, most of the allegations have been from men seeking monetary gain, although ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kelly Preston
    FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 46
    In September 2009, Travolta and Preston confirmed longstanding speculations when they testified that their son had autism and suffered regular seizures.
    More Details Hide Details This revelation came during their testimony at the trial resulting from an extortion attempt related to their son's death.
    On January 23, 2009, three people were arrested in the Bahamas in connection with a multimillion-dollar extortion plot against Travolta and Preston concerning the circumstances of their son's death.
    More Details Hide Details One of the men, Obie Wilchcombe, a member of the Bahamian Parliament and former Bahamian Minister of Tourism, was described as a "close friend" of Travolta and Preston. Two others allegedly involved were an EMT named Tarino Lightbourne and a Bahamian senator named Pleasant Bridgewater. Bridgewater was charged with abetment to extort and conspiracy to extort and resigned from the Senate as a result of the allegations. Year! Award! Category! Production!
  • 2008
    Age 45
    In 2008, Preston starred in the Lifetime movie The Tenth Circle, directed by Peter Markle.
    More Details Hide Details The film was shot in Nova Scotia and featured Ron Eldard, Brittany Robertson, Michael Riley, Jamie Johnston and Geordie Brown. She is a spokeswoman for Neutrogena since 2005 and appears in print and television advertisements. Preston played Victoria Gotti in the upcoming John Gotti biopic Gotti: In The Shadow of my Father.
    In 2008, she was cast in a television pilot for a potential show called Suburban Shootout.
    More Details Hide Details She had a short term recurring role on Medium.
  • 2004
    Age 41
    Preston was featured in the chart-topping Maroon 5 music video, "She Will Be Loved" in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details The video features a love triangle and romantic scenes between Preston and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 37
    She played the girlfriend of her husband, John Travolta's, character "Terl" in the 2000 film Battlefield Earth, and received "Worst Supporting Actress" at the 21st Golden Raspberry Awards for her role in the film.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005 she appeared as the flying, superheroine mother of the protagonist in the film Sky High.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 27
    She was briefly engaged to Charlie Sheen in 1990, but ended the relationship shortly after he accidentally shot her in the arm. Preston first met John Travolta in 1987 while filming The Experts. They married in 1991, traveling to Paris on an Air France Concorde for a wedding ceremony at the Hotel de Crillon (close to Place de la Concorde) on September 5, 1991.
    More Details Hide Details However, a second ceremony was required because the first, performed by a French Scientology minister (both Preston and Travolta are Scientologists), was considered invalid. This second ceremony took place on September 12 in Daytona Beach, Florida. They had three children: son Jett (April 13, 1992 – January 2, 2009), daughter Ella Bleu (born 2000), and son Benjamin (born 2010). Preston's son Jett Travolta was described as suffering from Kawasaki disease as an infant and had a history of seizures. In 2003, Preston appeared on the Montel Williams show to promote L. Ron Hubbard's Purification Rundown, which she credited with helping her son. On January 2, 2009, Jett Travolta died while the family was on a holiday vacation in The Bahamas. His death was attributed to a seizure.
  • 1985
    Age 22
    Preston was married to actor Kevin Gage from 1985 until their divorce in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details She also had a relationship with George Clooney, who gave her Max, a pet pig that he kept after the couple split up.
    Her first prominent film roles came in 1985, firstly as Marilyn McCauley in romantic comedy teen flick Mischief and then as the beautiful but shallow Deborah Ann Fimple in another teen romantic comedy, Secret Admirer.
    More Details Hide Details Other notable roles included SpaceCamp (1986), Twins (1988) with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, Avery Bishop in Jerry Maguire (1996) with Tom Cruise, Jane Aubrey in For Love of the Game with Kevin Costner and Kate Newell in Holy Man (1998) with Eddie Murphy and Jeff Goldblum.
  • 1984
    Age 21
    Her mother married Peter Palzis, a personnel director, who subsequently adopted her; she used his name when she first began her acting career until 1984.
    More Details Hide Details She has a younger half-brother, Chris Palzis. As a child, she spent time living in Iraq and also in Australia, where she attended Pembroke School in Adelaide. She went on to Punahou School and studied drama and theater at the University of Southern California.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 17
    While living in Australia, Preston was discovered at 16 by a fashion photographer who helped her get work in commercials and other small parts, and organized Preston's first film audition in 1980 for the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon (1980), which she lost to the younger Brooke Shields.
    More Details Hide Details At that time she changed her last name to Preston.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on October 13, 1962.
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