They may have seemed an unlikely pairing, but Diana Hyland and John Travolta were a pairing of true love. They were a huge eighteen years apart, but as they say, love can conquer all. They met on the set of the film, “The boy in the plastic bubble,” and played mother and son which made this an unlikely pairing.
Their love was not to last, as Hyland became sick with breast cancer and sadly died at the age of 41, in Travolta’s arms. The “Boy in the Plastic Bubble” was critically acclaimed, and as a result, Hyland was awarded an Emmy Award, which Travolta accepted in her honor.
A Love for a Lifetime
John Travolta met Kelly Preston on the set of "The Experts," back in 1987. Love looked as though it would blossom, but there was a small issue that Kelly was already married. It wasn’t until they re-met in Vancouver in 1990 when both were on separate film projects that their love affair really took flight, and they decided to give things a proper shot.
Kelly sought a divorce from her husband, and once things were finalized, the two were engaged. They planned to get married in New York, but when plans started to get out of control they decided to elope in the most romantic city in the world, Paris, and so in 1991 the two of them hopped on a plane and got hitched.
Boy In The Plastic Bubble
This was John Travolta’s breakout role in the TV film in 1976, entitled, "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble." Travolta played the leading role, a character called Tom who is born with an undeveloped immune system. His life has to be therefore restricted so that he does not catch any infections as his body would not be able to fight them off. Desperate to experience new things, Tod must move around protected by a giant bubble made out of plastic.
As he starts to explore his surroundings, he falls in love with the girl who lives in the house next door, her name is Gina. When Tod learns he has built up enough immunity to step out of his bubble, he goes for it with Gina. Sparks were flying on-set between Travolta and Diana Hyland who played Tod’s mother in the film.
Kelly and Clooney
Kelly Preston also had a colorful romantic history before her meeting Travolta. When they met once again in Vancouver, Kelly was at the time married to Kevin Gage. The couple had enjoyed a huge and lavish wedding in Hawaii but their marriage only two years when things started to fall apart.
Kelly Preston had also been linked to hunky actor George Clooney between the years 1987-1989. Reports of a serious relationship were confirmed when Clooney gave Kelly a pet pig as a gift which they named Max. Preston was able to keep the pet after George and Kelly split up.
They Married Twice
When John Travolta and Kelly Preston decided to tie the knot, things were not plain sailing from the start, by any means. They decided the wedding preparations were getting out of hand, so they hopped on a plane and had a small ceremony in Paris in 1991.
The service was officiated by a Scientology minister, but when the happy couple returned home, their celebrations were halted when they found out the marriage was not legally binding. They decided to quickly arrange another ceremony which would be a legal ceremony and it took place on Daytona Beach in Florida. Talk about complicated!