John Travolta and Kelly Preston have been together for what seems like an eternity, or at least by Hollywood standards. The couple met on the set of a film back in the late ’80s and after a year and a half of dating, they got married in 1991. While this couple has had their share of struggles — rumors of infidelity, scandal and the tragic death of their eldest son — these two have stuck it out for the better. John and Kelly are definitely a power couple with enormous acting careers and can be lumped in with a small group of couples with one of the longest standing marriages in showbiz. In honor of their upcoming wedding anniversary, here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s relationship!
10. When They Met
John Travolta and Kelly Preston first met while filming The Experts back in 1987. At the time both of them were with other people. John was in a long-term relationship with TV star, Marilu Henner, and Kelly was married to fellow actor, Kevin Gage. Prior to dating John, Preston had some high profile exes like George Clooney and Charlie Sheen. Preston and Sheen lived together from 1989 to 1990 until he accidentally shot her in the arm after an argument. After their break up she began seeing Travolta, with whom she shared lots in common, especially to do with their shared belief in Scientology. John and Kelly dated for a year and a half until they married in Paris. When asked about the comparison of Travolta and her past relationships, Preston said, “John is definitely the greatest guy I’ve ever been with. I didn’t want to be with a bad boy anymore, and I wanted to laugh. John and I both have really whacked sense of humor. Our best friends tease that we’re the same person.”