Kelly Preston has been a fan favorite Hollywood actress since she began her career back in 1980. She has since won fans over with her talent in both acting and singing and her roles in films such as Jerry Maguire, Twins, and What A Girl Wants. A lot of her life has been heavily publicized thanks not only to her own celebrity, but her high-profile relationships, including her long marriage to John Travolta, but there is still so much more to know about her! Check out 9 things you didn’t know about Kelly Preston:
9. Her Name
Kelly’s unique middle name Kamalelehua was given to her because she was born in Hawaii, and means “garden of lahuas,” and a lahua is a legendary Hawaiian flower. Although she was born with the last name Smith, she began her career using the last name of her stepfather Palzis. When her film and television career began to take off, she eventually made the permanent switch to make her last name Preston.
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