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Post by Cinderella on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 01:41

Kelly Preston: Things I wish I’d known at 18
ACTRESS Kelly Preston, married for 20 years to John Travolta, has dealt with both tragedy and joy in recent times.

Her son Jett died of a seizure nearly two years ago aged 16. But she gave birth to Benjamin in November 2010 when she was 48.

They also have 11-year-old daughter Ella Bleu.

In her early twenties, Kelly was briefly married to actor Kevin Cage, lived with George Clooney and was engaged to Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen.

She has successfully launched the Jett Travolta Foundation to help children with special needs.

Here, Kelly, 49, tells GARTH PEARCE about what she wishes she knew aged 18.

AT 18 I wish I had known the dangers of smoking pot. There was a fallacy in Hawaii, where I grew up, that it was not addictive.

It was supposed to be natural so I did it along with all my friends. I now don't drink, don't smoke and don't do drugs.

I have done all of that in the past but now live a clean and healthy life. It is not possible to know the answers at 18 so you go with what most people believe. I have already started educating my own children about the dangers of drugs. They are addictive.

We are giving our kids the space to discover who they are, but life can't be enjoyed in a drugs culture.

I have learned to appreciate that personal health and enjoyment of life go hand in hand.

I also wish I had learned how much you had to work at a marriage before I married for the first time. I married too young. But, with Johnny, and the benefit of being older, I was able to work out what helps keep a marriage happy.

Don't go to bed angry and talk out your issues. The things to remember are honesty, playfulness, humour and being creative. Some people think marriage is not real unless it is natural and say: "I shouldn't have to work at it."

I disagree. I would not have thought it possible, at 18, that friendship could turn, slowly, into love. But it did.

I was with another partner when we first met in 1987 on a film called The Experts and we were friends during filming. But we stayed friends and met up again a couple of years later, when we were working on separate films. I was single again and he asked, over dinner, if we could start going out. He said he thought I would make a great girlfriend simply because of the way I treated my partner at the time.

I said: "Definitely — that is a great idea." It became love very quickly. We also decided, very early on, we wanted to have a family. I got pregnant on my very first try.

We were at the country house of our friends, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. The date was June 15, 1991.

When I was 18, if I'd have thought I would have met someone like Johnny, I would have not believed my good fortune. At home, he's exactly as he appears to others — relaxed and very caring. One of his greatest attributes is a wonderful sense of humor. He is the greatest romantic. For our engagement, he flew a group of us to Gstaad in Switzerland, picked up a ring which had been specially made and proposed where we were staying.

It was a complete shock, because I was not expecting it. It is easier to be surprised at 18, because you have such little experience, but always more difficult in later life.

What is so fantastic is that my husband loves to fly, so everything about airlines, jets and flying is his true passion. He has been a pilot for more than 30 years.

He has his wings for Qantas of Australia, which is the hardest school to get through. It is a career in itself. He also looks so handsome in his uniform.

Life is never dull. It is unpredictable, but always exciting. He even sings to the kids — a lot of Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Johnny would probably say my worst fault is learning how to put things in the right priority. I used to try and involve myself in everything and spread myself too thin. His own fault? He spoils our children with not enough discipline.

I had a wonderful relationship with my own parents. My father died when I was three. But the man I know to be my father, Peter, was an amazing dad.

I am completely fine with the ageing process. I am happy and it feels much less dramatic. As the cliché says, 50 is the new 40.

I would never think of plastic surgery. People change themselves so dramatically in Hollywood — they come to an event no longer looking like themselves.

I had that view at 18 and I have seen nothing to change it.

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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by melbert on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 02:11

Thanks Cinderella, nice interview!
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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by it's me on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 10:06

yes
nice
but


she gave birth to Benjamin in November 2010 when she was 48



real?
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Post by Cinderella on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 13:07

I thought it was a good interview. Sounds like she's well adjusted. Kudos to Kelly! cheers
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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by sadDonkey on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 15:38

Thanks Cinderella.


Didn't she leave our George for Charlie Sheen?!

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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by melbert on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 17:19

Yup - go figure!!!
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Post by it's me on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 17:25

esatto!
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Post by MM on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 17:38

You mean Kelly left George for Charlie Sheen?!! What were you thinking, girl?
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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by Dexterdidit on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 23:04

And Charlie shot her in the leg, smart girl!
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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by zizi on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 23:11

She got Charlie and George got Max.
Who got a better deal ??? Laughing

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Post by melbert on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 00:15

Obviously George! Longest relationship he's had!
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Post by it's me on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 00:17

mel
your avatar makes me.... Embarassed
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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by melbert on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 00:51

Makes me horny with that "come hither" look!
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Post by zizi on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 01:16

You do know how to pick them, Mel Twisted Evil

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Post by melbert on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 02:33

Yup, I'm a Clooney-looney! now, did ya notice?
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Post by it's me on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 06:52

they say I'm a bit further but....

no evidence in sight Rolling Eyes
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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by playfuldeb on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 07:11

real name is Kelly Kamalelehua Smith, Kamalelehua meaning "garden of Lahuas" , lahua being the flower that according to legend will shower rain on the part of the island from where it is plucked

(http://books.google.com/books?id=XoV4uWro6ugC&pg=PA133&lpg=PA133&dq=hawaiian+Kamalelehua+translation&source=bl&ots=a-iMZP0MEU&sig=klW9piDCP0fJABoNCnD6iF7l3Qs&hl=en#v=onepage&q=hawaiian%20Kamalelehua%20translation&f=false)

according to wikipedia, She was briefly engaged to Charlie Sheen in 1990, but ended the relationship shortly after he accidentally shot her in the arm. ( - yep, that's a mood killer )


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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by Merlin on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 09:45

I love Maroon 5 this song and This Love are my favourites....
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Post by sadDonkey on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 12:29

playfuldeb wrote:She was briefly engaged to Charlie Sheen in 1990, but ended the relationship shortly after he accidentally shot her in the arm.
LOL - Yeah, right!

Unfortunately I can't see the video. Is it different from the official music video?

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Post by MM on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 17:11

@playfuldeb: I love your avatar. Such gorgeous white teeth, you have , George!!
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Post by it's me on Wed 28 Dec 2011, 10:45

LOL
nice vid
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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by Pari on Wed 28 Dec 2011, 10:54

Kelly is awesome beautiful too Smile Have always admired her reaching out... God bless her and her home...

Most usually, a "marriage" happens AFTER both partners involved have "reconciled with their past"... It will be unfair to rake it all up for them... Although I believe that they would have healed well enough for any of it to affect them... moving forward... Smile
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Post by lucy on Sat 20 Apr 2013, 05:52

Didn't George run off and get married right after the break up with Kelly? Might explain why his marriage was doomed from the start.
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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by LornaDoone on Sat 20 Apr 2013, 05:58

The part about Charlie Sheen shooting her in the arm has been mentioned many times. But I really don't know if it's true or not.
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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by Katiedot on Sat 20 Apr 2013, 07:52

It's true that he shot her in the arm. Whether this blind item refers to George and Kelly is another story altogether.
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Post by Lakin460 on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 14:06

Ok, call me slow. Charlie Sheen shot her in the arm with a gun or a needle?
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Post by fava on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 14:37

I thought Kelly has said in interviews that George broke up with her? I recall something about her crying for a week. Of course, now I can't find it.

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Post by Joanna on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 15:06

Kelly Preston was in Dusk til Dawn 1996.
Is that the same period of time ?
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Post by melbert on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 02:51

I think that Kelly and George were together around '88 and early '89 before he married Talia in Dec. '89. She was engaged to Charlie in '89. She was already married to John when she shot FDTD. They married in '91. She was married to Kevin Gage from 86-88.
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Post by LornaDoone on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 03:44

Lakin460 wrote:Ok, call me slow. Charlie Sheen shot her in the arm with a gun or a needle?

Gun

From her wiki page:

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Personal life

Preston married actor Kevin Gage in 1985 until their divorce in 1987. She also had a relationship with George Clooney,[1] who gave her Max, a pet pig that he kept after the couple split up.[14] She was briefly engaged to Charlie Sheen in 1990,[1][15] but ended the relationship shortly after he accidentally shot her in the arm.[15][16]


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Sheen’s personal fortunes have been just as eventful as his movie career, and he is no stranger to tabloid controversy. He is well known for his love of guns and shooting. In 1990, he accidentally shot his then fiancee Kelly Preston in the arm. She promptly broke off the engagement, and subsequently married fellow actor John Travolta.


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Re: Kelly Preston

Post by traone on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 16:12

So, call me slow, but she got pregnant, he proposed, did they get married?
And, who was the baby's father? And who did she marry? Sorry, but I am on
vacation, and not really feeling n the loop...Lol
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Post by party animal - not! on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 16:43

She definitely looks like a lot of fun, despite everything. Has she converted to Scientology, or am I confused? And was she the girlfriend His Nibs tried to get back............?

(File under questions we will never know the answer to...)

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