Is Kelly Preston Divorcing Husband John Travolta Post Many Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Him?
John Travolta and Kelly Preston called it quits! Throughout the nearly three decades of their journey, the couple overcame many rough patches including the death of their teenage son, Jett Travolta in 2009 and several sexual harassment accusations against Travolta.
The couple remained together despite all the ups and downs but it seems like Travolta and Preston have finally decided to separate.
John Travolta and Wife Kelly Preston Called it Quits after 26 years of Married life
The 64-year-old actor John Travolta and his actress wife Preston have separated after nearly 26 years of married life.
The news of their separation swirled in last November after some sources claimed that Travolta revealed that his wife was leaving him. The fuel was added to the rumor as the actor appeared at Disneyland with his son Benjamin Travolta without his wife and also without the wedding ring.
The source revealed:
“Kelly’s sick of being the loyal wife – every time she feels like they’ve gotten through a rough patch, something else comes up,”
Both the stars haven't confirmed their separation officially nor have announced about their divorce.
John Travolta and Kelly Preston: Marriage Details
Travolta and Preston had their first encounter in 1987 on the sets of the movie The Experts. The couple eventually fell for each other and started dating.
They tied the knot on 5 September 1991 at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris. As the wedding was done as per French Scientology minister it was considered invalid, so they again got married in Daytona Beach, Florida after seven days on September 12.
The pair welcomed their first child, son, Jett Travolta on April 13, 1992. Their second child daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta was born on January 2, 2009, and son, Benjamin Travolta was born in 2010.
In their journey as a couple, Travolta and Preston surpassed many obstacles, losing their teenage son was the hardest. Their son Jett who was 16 passed away in 2009 due to seizures. At the time, they were on a family vacation in the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island.
Reportedly, Jett was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease since the age of two and autism and also suffered regular seizures.
A year later Jett passed away, three people, Bahamian senator, Pleasant Bridgewater, a member of the Bahamian Parliament, Obie Wilchcombe and Tarino Lightbourne were arrested as they were accused of plotting a multimillion-dollar blackmail against the couple. Reportedly, they threatened to disclose some private information regarding the death of Jett.
The actor later established a non-profit foundation, the Jett Travolta Foundation in the memory of his son, to support special need children.
John Travolta: Sexual Assault Controversy
Travolta was accused of a sexual harassment multiple times citing claims of sexual assault and battery. In 2017, Travolta was accused of sexual battery by a male masseur.
As per a source, the masseur claimed that the actor groped his bare buttocks back in 2000 at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs. In 2012, two other unidentified male masseurs also accused Travolta with the same kind of sexual battery accusation.
Travolta was also linked to their male nanny, Jeff Kathrein in 2006 as they were spotted kissing. It was also reported that the actor and his former pilot, Douglas Gotterba had a sexual relationship during his six years service at Travolta's aircraft company.
John Travolta: Quick Facts
- John Joseph Travolta was born on February 18, 1954, in Englewood, New Jersey, the U.S. to Salvatore Travolta and Helen Cecilia.
- He is American and holds White ethnicity.
- He attended Dwight Morrow High School.
- He is 6' 2" (1.88 m) tall.
- Travolta was previously in a relationship with actress Diana Hyland.
- He is fond of mustard and strong coffee.
- In 1981, Travolta was named Man of the Year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club.
- Travolta was the first male to feature in McCall's magazine.
- His estimated net worth is $170 million as per the Celebrity Net Worth whereas it is $160 million according to The Richest.
- Travolta also sang a song I Thought I Lost You for the movie Bolt alongside Miley Cyrus.