JOHN Travolta’s roles in a string of iconic films has made it a Hollywood superstar.
And like most, he has had to battle long-running speculations about his private life. Here’s all you need to know about the actor…
Who is John Travolta and how old is he?
John Travolta is an award-winning actor who has starred in hit films such as Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction and Hairspray.
The 63-year-old actor recently starred in and produced the first season of the Anthology series American Crime Story: The People v O. J. Simpson.
He has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991 and they have three children ; Jett, Ella Bleu and Benjamin.
In 2009, Jett tragically passed away at aged 16 during a Christmas vacation in the Bahamas.
Jett had autism and suffered regular seizures, and his death certificate attributed the cause of death to a seizure.
Where is John Travolta’s house?
John Travolta owns an impressive home in Anthony, Florida.
Their mansion is located in a “Fly-In” community and the certified private pilot ensured he has two runways to allow access to his home from the sky.
John has own five private air crafts and his aviation inspired home is just a 10-minute flight from Orlando, Florida.
What is his net worth?
The Hollywood star reportedly has a net worth of $160 m (£122m) thanks to his successful film career.
His box office success means he remains one of the highest-earning stars in the industry.
While the value of his estate is believed to be $4m (£3m).
What were the gay rumours about John Travolta?
John Travolta has constantly been dogged by speculations he is homosexual, with one rumour claiming that his 1991 marriage to Kelly Preston was arranged by his fellow Scientologists.
In 2006, there were claims the actor was seen apparently kissing a male friend as he prepared to board his own Boeing 707 jet in Canada.
John has also had to battle repeated allegations of sexual misconduct following several lawsuits filed against the actor by male masseurs claiming he “groped” and “sexually assaulted them.
In 2001, Travolta faced unsubstantiated claims that he had tried to pick up a business executive in a health club.
In 2012, two men, named only as John Doe One and Two, wanted to sue the star for $2million— the first for “emotional distress” the second for “sexual battery”.
While his former pilot Douglas Gotterba alleged that he and the actor had enjoyed a sexual relationship during his employment during the 80s.
Speaking in 2014 about the rumours and allegations, John Travolta told The Daily Beast: “This is every celebrity’s Achilles heel. It’s just about people wanting money. That’s all. It happens on many levels.
“Also, I don’t care that much about [those types of allegations]. Other people may attack it back more than I do, but I let all the media stuff go a long time ago because I can’t control it. I think that’s why it persists, to some degree.”
John’s lawyer Marty Singer also previously brushed off claims as “ridiculous” and described one suit as “just another claim by someone hopping on the bandwagon to get his 15 minutes of fame with a story about something that supposedly happened.”
Is John Travolta a Scientologist?
John Travolta has been a practitioner of Scientology since 1975 after he was given the book, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L.Ron Hubbard, while on a film set.
Scientology is based on the teachings of American science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.
According to their official literature: “Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual nature and one’s relationship to self, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being.”
After Jett’s death, John credited his family and Scientology with helping him survive and move forward with his life and career.
In December 2016, he told E! News: “[Scientology has] been nothing but helpful to me for 40 years, through all my losses of my mother, my girlfriend, my son. They never left my side, so why would I want buy into something that’s not what I feel?”
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Ambitious Kendall Jenner is the highest-earning model on the planet — and learnt it all from her famously pushy mum Kris Jenner
MODELLING used to be a profession for which you needed God-given beauty and to be “discovered” by a well-connected scout. Not any more, as the rise of Kendall Jenner to the position of world’s top model shows. Forbes magazine announced this week that Kendall, 22, is the highest-earning model on the planet, knocking Gisele Bundchen, […]
MODELLING used to be a profession for which you needed God-given beauty and to be “discovered” by a well-connected scout.
Not any more, as the rise of Kendall Jenner to the position of world’s top model shows.
Forbes magazine announced this week that Kendall, 22, is the highest-earning model on the planet, knocking Gisele Bundchen, 37, off the top spot for the first time in 15 years.
Kendall, half sister of Kim Kardashian, made £17million last year. Not bad for a girl who, as early episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians will attest, certainly wasn’t born with supermodel looks.
While pretty, Kendall did not have the otherworldly beauty or natural star quality possessed, for example, by a young Kate Moss.
But what she lacked in raw potential, Kendall made up for with ambition in bucketloads.
Kendall walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris in 2016[/caption]
The supermodel wowed in this sheer dress at the Met Gala[/caption]
Keeping Up With The Kardashians started in 2007 and is still going strong[/caption]
In a letter she wrote to herself, aged 14, which she read out recently on America’s Tonight Show, she said: “My goal in life is to become a big-time model and travel to really amazing places. And I’m really excited to read this in the future.”
All the Kardashian-Jenner sisters know that ambition can get you just about anywhere.
It is a lesson they learned from their famously pushy mother, Kris.
Even Kendall’s part in the much-derided Pepsi ad of April 2017, which saw her bringing a protest to a halt with a can of the fizzy drink, left her unscathed.
Kendall is the face of fashion and lingerie brand La Perla[/caption]
The brunette beauty was thrust into the limelight at a young age on Keeping Up With The Kardashians[/caption]
She claimed to be ignorant of the multi-million pound ad’s tone-deaf message, sobbing afterwards: “I would never purposely hurt someone, ever. If I knew this was gonna be the outcome, I would have never done something like this.”
Amid reports that Kris was furious with the soft drinks giant, Pepsi put out a statement apologising for “putting Kendall Jenner in this position”.
Neither Kendall nor Kris were about to let the Pepsi ad ruin her career, especially as, according to Kendall, it had been so hard won.
She insists: “People think that this (success) just came to me. But it didn’t. What I have has almost worked against me.”
Kendall began her modelling career walking for Marc Jacobs in New York Fashion Week at 18[/caption]
Since her first show Kendall has gone on to be the face of many high profile brands[/caption]
Her family name did not seem to count against her when she made her catwalk debut aged 18 in the Marc Jacobs show, the most coveted gig of New York Fashion Week.
It was quite the coup for a newbie, not least because Katie Grand, the superstylist who cast the 2014 show, admitted she was “underwhelmed” by Kendall on their first meeting.
Nevertheless, thanks to some pressure from Kendall’s agent, Grand gave Kendall a second chance and was impressed by her “super-ambitious and super-professional” attitude.
Kendall’s appearance at the show, wearing a nipple-baring sheer top, caused a storm. She found herself booked for top designers including Chanel, Giles Deacon and Karl Lagerfeld.
Kendall stuns off the catwalk as well as on it[/caption]
She also had major success as part of French designer Olivier Rousteing’s “Balmain army”. Rousteing happens to be a close friend of Kendall’s sister Kim and her husband Kanye West.
Kendall’s meteoric rise caused some resentment among other models and Kendall was allegedly bullied by jealous rivals who would put cigarettes in her drinks — although she has denied this.
Whether or not her name and connections got Kendall a leg up into the fashion industry, one thing is for sure — she has a social media reach that many of her counterparts can’t hope to match.
The Kardashian-Jenner family are no strangers to the spotlight[/caption]
On Instagram she has 85million followers, compared to Gisele, who has 13.5million, and a photo of her lying on the floor with her hair in heart formations is one of the most “liked” posts of all time.
Brands understand how powerful that is. On the day she was signed as the face of Estee Lauder in 2014, the company received six times more visitors to their website, 90 per cent of whom were first timers.
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And what of that not-so-God-given beauty?
Kendall has always denied having any cosmetic enhancement, but her nose appears slimmer, her lips plumper and her cheeks fuller than in her early years — although this could just be clever make-up.
Natural or not, it is a face you better get used to, because we will all be seeing plenty more of Kendall Jenner.
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Paul Hollywood’s neighbours brand him ‘obnoxious and rude’ and are glad to see the back of him – but think his estranged wife Alex is ‘lovely’
PAUL Hollywood’s neighbours have branded him “rude and arrogant” after he infuriated locals in his posh village in Kent. According to The Daily Star the Bake Off presenter – who announced he was divorcing wife Alex this week, hasn’t been seen at his £1.4million farmhouse in over a month, and it appears to be a case […]
PAUL Hollywood’s neighbours have branded him “rude and arrogant” after he infuriated locals in his posh village in Kent.
According to The Daily Star the Bake Off presenter – who announced he was divorcing wife Alex this week, hasn’t been seen at his £1.4million farmhouse in over a month, and it appears to be a case of “good riddance.”
A source revealed that Paul’s close neighbour can’t stand him, disclosing: “He’s not viewed well in the area.
“A lot of people say he’s quite obnoxious. She doesn’t like him. She says he’s arrogant.”
They added: “His wife’s lovely. He’s very noisy, sometimes revving his cars loudly.
“No-one has got a great opinion of him.”
However a spokesman for Paul said: “These allegations are simply untrue.”
Neighbours will be relieved to know that the baker has fled to the mountains in the wake of his divorce news.
He decided to take himself as far away as possible for a break in the wilderness after a tough week.
Taking to Instagram, Paul posted a picture of stunning snow topped mountains and wrote: “Awesome view”.
However, he quickly deleted the snap perhaps out of fear that someone would discover the location of the mystery mountains.
Paul could have spent his hike contemplating his financial situation as he could be set to lose £5million in his divorce.
Paul, who has a son aged 16 with Alex, is now thought to be holed up nearby in the same rented pad he escaped to after confessing to his affair with US Bake Off co-presenter Marcela Valladolid.
A source revealed: “In the last few months, Alex had completely given up on their relationship.
“The trust was totally gone. She just didn’t want to make it work anymore. She feels fame has changed him.
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He’s not the same man she fell for all those years ago.
“He used to joke about just being a simple baker when he first became well-known, but these days that couldn’t be further from the truth.
“He’s a huge star, and he knows it. He’s had all the success he could ever have dreamed of, but she fears it has gone to his head.”
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Pregnant Cara De La Hoyde reveals baby bump pic as she hits back at back trolls and embraces her body
PREGNANT Love Island star Cara De La Hoyde has fought back against cruel trolls who have mocked a naked magazine shoot of her bump. The star looked radiant as she posted the snap online, revealing her almost full turn bump completely nude. This week I have seen so much negativity towards us girls and how […]
PREGNANT Love Island star Cara De La Hoyde has fought back against cruel trolls who have mocked a naked magazine shoot of her bump.
The star looked radiant as she posted the snap online, revealing her almost full turn bump completely nude.
Alongside the picture, the stunning star has revealed that she has learned to love and embrace her body’s changes during her pregnancy, and has encouraged others to do the same.
Writing next to the snap, which was taken for Closer magazine, she wrote: “This week I have seen so much negativity towards us girls and how we look at our bodies , which is never helped by these keyboard trolls.
“So I want to embrace my body right now I’m the biggest iv ever been and I it!”
Revealing how pregnancy has effected her body as her baby continues to grow, Cara wrote: “Iv got more stretch marks cellulite and lumps where they weren’t before, but I’m the happiest iv ever been Women are beautiful no matter the size shape or colour [sic].”
“Imperfections are what make us, us! So [middle finger to] the haters & trolls, start to you for you remember you are unique ”
However, rather than celebrate her positive messages, her followers criticised her for choosing to post an airbrushed version of her bump pic.
Not one to be taken down, the star – who is due any day now – hit back, and added: “for all you negative Nora’s commenting, I just wanted to promote some happiness, but you can see the unedited photo on my insta story right now)”
In the story, Cara showed the unaired picture in all its glory – and even circled her new stretch marks and bump marks in order to shut the trolls up for good.
The couple have appeared on Towie since leaving Love Island – and have become regular guest stars[/caption]
Ahead of the baby’s birth, Cara has rekindled her romance with her Love Island boyfriend and baby daddy Nathan Massey.
After seven months apart, The Sun Online confirmed they’re back together after reconciling.
A close friend of Cara’s told us: “Cara and Nathan are very happy at the moment, I think the baby has bought them closer together and I’ve never seen Cara so happy.
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“They’ve been out on romantic dates and they’ve been spending the a night together every couple of weeks.”
The insider added: “Cara and Nathan are not living together but it’s been rumoured that this is the next natural step for them both. They’re going to make the perfect family.”
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