The Unknown Facts We Didn’t Know About John Travolta

The facts behind the life of an incredibly talented actor.

John Travolta was born as the youngest of six kids and was raised in Englewood, New Jersey. His father was second-generation Italian American and his mother was Irish American. He grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood and has said that his household was mostly Irish in culture. He was originally raised Roman Catholic, but he converted to Scientology in 1975. Travolta attended Dwight Morrow High School but he dropped out as a junior at age 17 in 1971. Besides the fact that he starred as Danny in Grease, here are some other never-heard-before facts about the famous actor, John Travolta.

John Travolta married Kelly Preston TWICE.

John Travolta and Kelly Preston via Snakkle

Their first wedding on September 5, 1991, by a French Scientologist minister, was declared illegal. The two met during the filming of The Experts (1989).

During the filming of The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976), he fell in love with Diana Hyland, who was 18 years older than him.

John Travolta and Diana Hyland via Confessions of a Pop Culture Addict

In 1977, she would die of cancer in Travolta’s arms.



He pilots three Gulfstream jets and a Learjet.

John Travolta and his gulf stream jet via Airport Journals

Oh, and he also owns a Boeing 707.

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