Kelly Preston wouldn’t have made it through her grief without Scientology


Kelly Preston covers the September issue of Health Magazine – she actually got two covers, one with her son Ben, and one solo. Guess what she talks about in the interview? Her husband’s refrigerated wig room? Her husband’s (ALLEGED) penchant for swarthy dong? How her husband hits on young waiters in front of her? Of course not. She talks about Scientology, of course. And how it’s so great for her.

Two years ago, Kelly Preston was struggling to make sense of the sudden death of her 16-year-old son Jett, who lost his life due to a seizure in January 2009.

The actress, now 48, credits her religion for getting her through the toughest period of her life. “To be honest, [it was] the Scientology Center,” Preston tells Health magazine’s September issue. “I don’t know if I would have made it through without it.”

(Preston and her husband, John Travolta, have been Scientologists for more than two decades.)

The experience taught Preston a valuable lesson. “Don’t sweat the small things. Love your kids like it could be the last moment.”

After a painful two years, the family (including daughter Ella Bleu, 11) finally received some happy news when baby Benjamin Hunter Kaleo was born in November 2010.

“We [had been trying] for quite a few years,” Preston tells Health. “When I found out I was pregnant, I was floored. I’d snuck out of bed and then came back and woke Johnny up in bed. We both started crying. It was wonderful.”

Motherhood, Preston says, is the single most important role she’s ever tackled. “I’ve always wanted to be a mother, ever since I was 11. I was doing commercials for thousands of dollars, but I’d still babysit for $3 an hour just because I loved it.”

On her surreal life with John Travolta: “I’ll be sitting there [in our Florida home] doing something really normal with the kids and then all of a sudden I hear, ‘Whoosh!’ and see the lights of the airplane and he’s like, ‘Honey, I’m home!’”

[From INO and Us Weekly]

Did anyone else stop and reread this quote a few times? “When I found out I was pregnant, I was floored. I’d snuck out of bed and then came back and woke Johnny up in bed. We both started crying. It was wonderful.” She had snuck out of bed – presumably at night? – to find out that she was pregnant, and she came back to bed – where her husband was sleeping, because they totally sleep in the same room, right? – to tell her husband that they were pregnant. Like, how did she find out she was pregnant in the middle of the night? Did she take a home pregnancy test while John slept? That’s too easy. It has to be something involving a Rosemary’s Baby situation (Xenu’s Baby), swarthy mystery dong and barley water.


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  1. jesikabelcher says:

    She is so pretty!!!

  2. gee says:

    This has all sorts of sketchy all over it, but that is one HELLUVA cute baby! omg!

  3. LeeLoo says:

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure scientology also helps her stay in denial about Travolta’s homosexuality as well.

  4. Pyewacket says:

    I took it that she suspected she was preggo, got up quietly and took a home test and woke him up. Nothing really weird in what she said unless you want to invoke all sorts of conspiracy theories and half truths, lies and supposition. Talk about reading a lot into something.

    As far as the COS getting her through her grief, their money got them through their grief with the church, not the church and it generous and selfless members and leaders.

    Maybe had they leaned less on the church with regard to Jett, he might still be alive today.

  5. GossipVixen says:

    I know all about the evil about Scientology but I can’t hate on her for leaning on them. I can not imagine the trauma of losing a 16-year old son. She did what she had to do to survive, and I admire her for that.

    I think you were reading a little more into her pregnancy comment that what it was. Must admit that with both of my pregnancies, I “snuck” my tests while my husband was sleeping. *shrugs* It happens.

  6. lil says:

    Me, on the other hand, i have overcome grief of losing my 2 parents one after the other with the help and love and of my family and friends, and the comfort of my faith (I do not need to make an add out of it, of course).
    Good for her. But I am still suspicios that they are recruiting followers.

  7. Goofpuff says:

    She’s beautiful and he is so gay. I’m sure they love each other, but not the kind of love heterosexual couples have. Best friends with benefits for procreation. And being forced to do scientology commercials whenever the cult deems it necessary to distract from another scandel.

  8. Rita says:

    I hate it when the phone rings in the middle of the night to inform me that my serrogate is pregnant. You’d think she could have waited until morning….oh, I forgot that it was morning in Australia.

    However, beautiful mom and baby so it’s all good.

  9. k says:

    Sorry, but maybe if she had sought the proper medical treatment her son had needed all along, she would not have a reason to mourn or need support.

  10. mln76 says:

    She all but blackmailed JT with the new baby. Fertility treatments and sperm she had on layaway just in case…but boy is he cute.

  11. Boo says:

    I find it ironic that she relied on the same “church” during her grief that forbade her from getting treatment for her child’s very real, very treatable condition.

  12. Jaded says:

    I’m sure if Jett had had some proper medical attention throughout the years instead of CoS mumbo-jumbo vitameatavegamin treatments he would still be alive. What a bunch of hypocrites they all are….

  13. WickedSteppMom says:

    As someone w/epilepsy, who could easily die from SUDEP, Preston/Travolta just piss me off. They could have easily become advocates for education/awareness about their son’s condition(s), so that maybe someone else’s child might not have to die & some other parents might not have to suffer the horrible feelings they were feeling…but b/c the COS says Jett wasn’t really sick, they do nothing. They could use their fame for good, to actually help people, but they’d rather bury their heads in the sand. I have no respect for them.

  14. filthycute says:

    Her son died and the “church” told her not to sweat the small stuff? Did they take her into a little room and tell her it was the thetans’s fault that Jett died? Because he wasn’t given the medical care he required due to Scientology’s sanctions on mental health care?

    What a soulless, empty thing she is.

  15. the original bellaluna says:

    And if it hadn’t been for her “beliefs” (I refuse to call it a church), Jett could have received treatment for a medical condition those Sci-CO$ denied existed, and she never would have needed them to “make it through her grief.”

    Sad, all around. But that little guy is sure cute! (Not as cute as mine, but you know how that is…) ;)

  16. Missy says:

    Filthycute, I think you misinterpreted her comment. She’s saying that parents should cherish the time that they have with their children instead of sweating the small stuff, because you never know what could happen.

  17. maggiegrace says:

    John Travolta’s kids are weird-looking. That baby is not weird-looking. That baby is not John Travolta’s kid.

  18. lucy2 says:

    Cute baby.
    Can’t blame her for leaning on those around her for support. But I do blame her for getting mixed up with COS to begin with. Their whole situation is just odd.

  19. filthycute says:

    @Missy – OH :)

    Okay, take off my first sentence and the rest stands.

  20. dorothy says:

    The Church is the reason their son died. Their lack of belief in medical care for autism is unbelievable. I find it very sad that, the death of her son didn’t sway her conviction in the cult that is Scientology.I like her, but her belief in such a religion makes me question her intelligence.

  21. texbrook says:

    Anyone else believe that the Co$ probably offed Jett?? I know he was ill, and logically could have died the way they claim, but I wouldn’t put it passed them to kill him–maybe he saw his Dad kissing his security guard (who is presumed to be his BF).

  22. Maritza says:

    She always looks so pretty, although they obviously photoshopped her wrinkles away. The baby is so cute, as for the comment that her kids are weird, not true, her daughter is cute too and very normal looking.

  23. Rhiley says:

    Yeah, Kaiser, that line was about as weird as the one that Alex Trebek had when he was robbed in the hotel room: “I woke up and saw somebody in our room. I put on my underwear…” EEEKKK.

  24. Madisyn says:


    I have NO DOUBT the CO$ has had people murdered, just a gut feeling. But to kill a boy who his parents kept very sheltered and for most part, out of the spotlight, I don’t think so. No reason to have the boy killed.

  25. SEF says:

    Sorry, but I also snuck to the bathroom for the EPT test for all 3 of my kids. A woman really doesn’t need her husband holding the little stick for her. :-)

  26. k says:

    Actually, Missy, she knew exactly what could happen to Jett. And it did.

  27. Whatever!!! says:

    The COS is not a religion. It’s a cult.

  28. Violet says:

    She was 47 when she had her last child, so I’m guessing they used a donor egg since they had fertility issues. Maybe the fertility clinic was on the other side of the world and phoned her in the middle of the night to let her know the egg had fertilized?

    I believe that Kelly and John do love each other, but he’s definitely gay, gay, gay. And the Church of $cientology is nothing but a cult. I have no doubt that she and John loved Jett, but they could’ve done so much more for their son if they’d accepted the truth about his condition and had him treated accordingly. Tragic.

  29. Jayna says:

    Awful comments on here. She lost her beloved child. I think Scientology is nuts but I think the Catholic church and other religions have their own issues too. I was raised in the Baptist church and some of it is bs. But if a person’s religion brings them comfort in an unbearable situation like this who am I to judge. I like Kelly.

  30. TG says:

    @SEF – In the middle of the night?

  31. javagirl1 says:

    I’m aware of some of the practices Scientologists use for grief. I can actually see how they would help. There are some good parts to Scientology or else there would be no members.

  32. Ari says:

    “YES, honey, you may go bone that swarthy dong.”

  33. Callumna says:

    That’s so sad that she thinks Scientology was the cure when if Jett had proper medical care he would have a good chance to be alive in the first place.

    You’d think this would have been the wake up call, not the event to make her go deeper in the cult.

    Youtube video about the cult from Jason Beghe is their worst nightmare. A likeable, great communicator with mesmerizing voice (who makes dropping F-bombs charming) describing waking up out of that cult is haunting.

  34. Thea says:

    Where is their other child the little girl? Why do we not ever see her? Is she on loan?

  35. CloudSailor says:

    Around the time of Jett’s death one of them explained in an interview that they both are kind of nocturnal people (if that’s the correct expression in English). Often they both stay up till as late/early as 5 am, and then sleep till the afternoon. So the sneaking pregnancy test story didn’t have to happen in the middle of the night.

    Have you noticed how weird her hairline is on the first picture? Is that some cheap photoshop or a wig? If the latter, I’m surprised that the kid wasn’t born with a wig. He is adorable by the way!

  36. mary simon says:

    that baby is too cute.

  37. Jen says:

    Well, it might not have been her egg (but it just as easily could have been), but there is no doubt who that baby’s daddy is.

  38. mln76 says:

    @texbrook I doubt it. The secret about Jett was that he wasn’t just epileptic but according to his uncle (John T’s bro) he was actually severely autistic and untreated due to Scientology’s beliefs. When Jett died John was rumored to be willing to finally to come out consequences be damned. My personal conspiracy Kelly knows and has always known about John’s sexuality and is very happy to be a beard with whatever something-somethings she gets on the side. I also think she’s unwilling to let go of her lifestyle and influence in the church to be publicly humiliated if John ever came out. Hence the ‘miracle’ baby after fertility treatments/donor eggs etc to force John to stay in this sham marriage.

  39. Carolyn says:

    Religious (sorry, cult) propaganda posing as a celebrity PR article. Not good. I wish Kelly & JT well and hope they can one day be free of it. They both seem nice people. Pleased for them that baby Ben brings them joy after Jett’s sad passing. Wonder if his health would have improved if he had received proper medical care.

  40. Firecracker says:

    Ben is so cute, I can’t stop looking at his picture! I can’t imagine what she went thru, so to find comfort wherever she could find it is cool.

  41. Kim says:

    This is a woman in an arranged marriage to a gay man who for kids and money poses as his wife. Im sure she does love scientology – all whack jobs do. Sad is her posing with her new son YET she never did with Jett because he had autism or some other issue and she didnt want the world to know because scientology doesnt believe in autism!

  42. Kim says:

    I feel for any parent who loses a child but no child should have to adhere to their parents ignorant views on medicine and ignore that their child has issues and not get him the proper medical treatment simply because scientology doesnt believe in it! Their scientology beliefs directly affected Bens care & that is bad parenting. They are to blame somewhat for Jetts death for denying his issues & not getting him proper medical care because their cult doesnt believe in “issues.”

  43. Isa says:

    She may have woken up early and went to take the test. You’re supposed to take them early in the morning, but I never did.
    I always snuck off to take the test, my husband never knew what I was doing. I showed him after.

  44. observer says:

    I don’t get the comments saying she’s beautiful. She’s very average and plain in appearance. As for the baby, he’s cute, but I’m pretty sure he was conceived in a petri dish.

    All celebrity Scientologists, including Preston and Travolta, should be ashamed of themselves for promoting their sick cult.

  45. Camille says:

    Her face looks weird/jacked in these pics. And that baby looks like a *real* mini adult wtf! I bet Xenu is pleased with that lol.

  46. Jen says:

    @Isa – me too! In fact, I took several tests (when we were trying, I always kept some at home). After peeing on sticks- harder than it sounds- I told my husband.

    I think she’s beautiful and seems like a very kind gentle person.

  47. Zoe says:

    We all know that if they weren’t Scientologists, Jett would have received the medication he rightfully deserved. If these people weren’t celebrities, they would face legal action for this, just like any of these ‘faith healer’ parents who refuse to medicate their children when they have the means and knowledge, either because they think God will save the child’s life or because they don’t believe in PROVEN AND TESTED medication.

  48. teehee says:

    He could have been sleeping late into the day. Men like to do that. And women have to sneak around them until they wake up.

  49. serena says:

    How cute is little Ben? aww

  50. francesca says:

    Whatever my personal opinion of Scientology is, I think it’s harsh to judge someone who went through something so horrible and who feels that they received help and support from their closest friends and religious organization.

  51. Kimbob says:

    mln76 & Kim….you are both right on the money!

    Quite frankly, I am offended and take issue that this stupid rag of a mag, “Health” interviews a BEARD that previously had a child that suffered from seizures, willingly participated and participates in a “religion,” a.k.a. Capitalistic Enterprise that encouraged her and her “husband” to lie about and shun Jett. I, too, believe that Jett would probably still be alive if it weren’t for their undying devotion to COS.

    Moreover, Kelly the Beard espouses the “joys and benefits” of COS and her “second chance child”….give me a big, fat, #%*& BREAK. This woman and her husband should be behind bars….not in magazines as “good examples.”

  52. Samihami says:

    I can’t bring myself to snark about a mother who lost a child. Wherever she finds comfort, I say good for her. I’m no fan of scientiology, but picking on a grieving mother seems akin to kicking kittens and puppies.

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