Kelly Preston says her family — including husband John Travolta, who just had a lawsuit alleging he’d sexually harassed a masseuse dismissed — and Scientology helped her get through the loss of her 16-year-old son Jett, who died 2009 after suffering from a seizure.
“I’ve had enormous loss. Nobody should have to lose a child. It’s unfathomable,” she says during an interview on Thursday’s (May 10) “The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet.” “But I’m here to say that you can get through it. You can live again. You can want to live again.”
She adds: “In Scientology, we have what’s called ‘auditing,’ and that helps you to address things in your life and to strip them away and work through them. It’s a path of spiritual enlightenment. Also, it helps rid the mind of painful experience completely. Through that, the people at my church literally held my hand and got me through. I will forever be indebted. You never forget, but I feel like the weight of the world was lifted.”
In 2010, Preston and Travolta welcomed their third child, son Benjamin Hunter Kaleo. Daughter Ella Bleu is 12.