Kelly Preston Gives Credit to Scientology For Helping Through Grief After Loss of Son

John Travolta, Kelly Preston, and Benjamin in Paris.
John Travolta, Kelly Preston, and Benjamin in Paris

Kelly Preston and John Travolta turned to Scientology to help them deal with the grief after their son tragically died in 2009.

16-year-old Jett died suddenly after suffering a seizure during a family vacation in the Bahamas.  In the September issue of Health magazine, Preston credits the religion with helping her get through the most difficult time of her life.

“To be honest, [it was] the Scientology Center,” Preston, 48, said. “I don’t know if I would have made it through without it.”

Kelly, who has been a Scientologist for more than 20 years, says the tragedy helped her put her life into perspective:

“Don’t sweat the small things. Love your kids like it could be the last moment.”

The birth of their baby boy, Benjamin Hunter Kaleo, also helped her and Travolta overcome the grief.

“I’m just in a good place, and am able to really be with my kids. It’s pretty amazing having a child at this age.”

Their son, born last November, is now 9-months old but Kelly was 48 when she gave birth!  She said she didn’t have any doubts about having a baby in her late 40s.

“I love being pregnant. I love the closeness I feel when I’m carrying them….We had been trying for quite a few years, and then of course there was a time when we weren’t, and then we started trying again,” she said.

“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.”