The elegant American actress Kelly Kamalelehua Smith, who is popularly known by her professional name Kelly Preston, was previously a model and has been popular in Hollywood since the early ’80s. She started acting at the age of sixteen and has featured in more than sixty television and film productions; most of her notable works include Mischief, Twins, For Old Time Sake, Battlefield Earth, Old Dogs, etc. Preston has additionally flexed her acting skills in a Music video in 2004 titled She Will Be Loved. She is married to John Travolta who is one of the accomplished Hollywood actors.
Kelly Preston Bio (Age)
The American actress was born on October 13, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her late father worked at an agricultural firm and got drowned when Kelly Preston was only three years old while her mother, Linda worked as an administrator in a Psychiatric Hospital. Soon after the death of her father, Preston’s mother fell in love and married a personnel Director known as Peter Palzis, whom adopted her as his daughter and she started bearing the name of her stepfather when she was adopted.
Kelly Preston was brought up in both Iraq and Australia. She had her basic education at Pembroke School in Adelaide, Australia and later attended Punahou School in Honolulu before furthering her education by studying Drama and Theater at the University of Southern California.
Kelly Preston started her career as a model at the age of 16 in Australia when she was discovered by a fashion photographer who helped her to secure some commercials before putting a start to her movie career. She made her first movie appearance when she was cast to play the role of Marily McCauley in the 1985 comedy film, Mischief. She has also made appearances in many hit movies including starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the 1988 film, Twins and also appearing as Avery Bishop in the 1996 comedy-sports film, Jerry Maguire together with Tom Cruise. John Travolta’s wife was later ushered into the spotlight when she portrayed the character of Kate Newell together with Eddie Murphy and Jeff Goldblum in the movie, Holy Man. Other movies and TV series she has graced her talent with include, For Love of the Game, Sky high, Capitol, Joey, Suburban and several others.
Her Net Worth
The pretty actress has gathered a jaw-breaking net worth that is estimated at $20 million. Her wealth mostly stems from her flourishing acting career, this is hardly a surprise as she has achieved more than sixty impressive acting credits to her name.
The Family Life Of John Travolta’s Wife (Husband and Twins)
Talking about her past relationships, Kelly Preston had previously exchanged vows with Kevin Gage whom she got separated from in 1987 and was also romantically linked to Charlie Sheen. However, the pretty actress later walked down the aisle in 1991 with the renowned actor, John Travolta whom she met during the production of the movie, The Expert in 1987. The couple had two wedding ceremonies, first in Paris, France, which was officiated by a French Scientology minister and the second wedding was held at Daytona Beach, Florida.
The union has produced three children, Jett (who was born in 1992 and died in 2009), Ella Bleu born in 2000 and Benjamin who made his arrival into the family in 2010. When Preston was pregnant with Benjamin, rumor had it that Preston and John were expecting twins as their third and fourth child. The rumor was debunked by the couple and their spokesperson, Sam Mast told the American E! Network that the couple was not expecting twins. The pregnancy produced their third child known as Benjamin, which the couple called a miracle.
Preston’s first son, Jett was only two years old when he started having inflammation of blood vessels known as Kawasaki disease and he also suffered autism and seizures. Jett died when he had a convulsion in the Bathroom which made him hit his head on the tub while they were on a family vacation in the Bahamas.
Following the incident that led to the loss of their son, Preston’s husband opened a foundation, which is aimed at helping children with special needs in the memory of Jett. Despite the challenges they have faced in their marriage, the lovely couple is still living together till date.