In 1990, the , one of Travolta’s movies: Paul Barresi, who said that Travolta had picked him up in 1982 at a health club shower room and that he’d had a two-year affair with the actor.
Barresi had been paid by the , and later retracted his claims after hearing from Travolta’s lawyer.
All of this is her entryway into the big time.”It was probably not the career trajectory she imagined for herself.
After spending time in Australia, she went to the Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, attending the same high school as President Barack Obama. She enrolled in drama and theater at the University of Southern California, and quickly got modeling and fashion roles.
She later told TMZ that his story was the truth: “It was an accident.” magazine she harbored no ill will toward Sheen: "My heart just goes out to him, and all of his family. The two had met on the set of the comedy The Experts in 1987, in which they played two New York nightclub owners who were kidnapped by the KGB to show Russians how to be cool like Americans.
We were together for a year, and he wasn't drinking, and he wasn't doing drugs. The movie was a forgettable, straight-to-video flick, but featured a supremely dorky dance-off between Travolta and Preston sporting their best bad '80s looks.
Sheen proposed to her with a 25 carat pink diamond ring that cost more than 0,000, which she didn’t return when they broke it off.
It’s hard to recall, for instance, that in her pre-Travolta days, she dated George Clooney, who gave her a pot-bellied pig during that strange trend whom he ended up caring for when they broke up.
When Travolta faced a number of lawsuits (some of which have since been dropped) from men who claimed he’d groped or inappropriately tried to touch them during massage sessions, the rumor mill heated up again: depending on who you ask, Kelly Preston is a knowing Hollywood “beard” or a clueless, but devoted, wife, trapped in a fake marriage.
An email request on Friday to Preston’s PR representative—who also represents Travolta, and used to represent Tom Cruise—asking for comment for this story resulted nearly immediately in an emailed letter from the couple’s attorney at Lavely & Singer.
But since then, even though the 49-year-old is still smoking hot, much of her recent oeuvre has ranged from that of glorified extra in her husbands’ films (IMDb checks her as “woman on Eiffel Tower” in an uncredited part in From Paris With Love to bit parts as the wife or the mother in movies like Casino Jack or the Miley Cyrus vehicle The Last Song. Instead, it appears that Travolta and Preston go to great lengths to control the story themselves.
Her showbiz career is mostly relegated to that of spokesperson for fellow Scientologist Kirstie Alley’s weight loss company, Organic Liaison, Elsewhere, her time has been spent as a mother and working with charities such as Healthy Child, Healthy World, Save the Sea, and Narconon International—the last of which may shed light on her own past. After the news of masseuse lawsuits broke, the tabloids exploded, naturally.