John Travolta and Kelly Preston “Ordered” Not To Split?
John Travolta and Kelly Preston are trapped in an unhappy marriage because the Church of Scientology won’t let her divorce him, reports the National Enquirer. According to the tabloid, church leaders “ordered them not to split.”
“I think Kelly feels trapped, but she’ll follow what church leaders say because she and John are now Scientology’s most high profile couple,” explains a source for the magazine. “They’ve been told it would be ‘disastrous’ to the church if they divorced, so to shore up their reportedly crumbling marriage they’ve been advised to undergo some new counseling.” (Yet another awkwardly-worded fake quote from an Enquirer “source.”)
The magazine’s line of reasoning seems to be that a potential Travolta and Preston divorce would be a black mark for Scientology, especially after the defection of Leah Remini and the marital troubles of Tom Cruise. A split would represent a “monumental embarrassment,” one expert tells the Enquirer.
Of course, the tab’s own reporting on Travolta has been monumentally embarrassing. The Enquirer has been going after the actor for years, with diminishing results. Maybe it’s time the mag got some better sources.
Year after year, the Enquirer talks about what a horrible marriage Travolta and Preston allegedly have, and year after year they happily stay together. This latest report about them being forced to stay married is just the mag’s way of trying to explain how it’s been so wrong, so often. A rep for the couple says there’s no truth to the Enquirer story.