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Kelly Preston didn't just get sober for herself; she got sober for her children.
In a new interview that aired Thursday on Lifetime's The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet, the 49-year-old actress opened up about how her life has changed since she gave birth to son Benjamin Hunter Kaleo in November 2010.
"I'm so different, too. Now I don't drink anymore. I don't smoke anymore. I don't do drugs anymore. All of those come with an 'anymore.' I used to do everything and a lot of everything," she told host Amanda de Cadenet. "With drinking, I just decided that I wasn't always at my best. There were times where I drank too much, for sure."
In addition to Benjamin, Preston and husband John Travolta are parents to a 12-year-old daughter named Ella (their son Jett died from a seizure in 2009). Preston said that the couple's children are "the center of our universe" now, and that her perspective on life has changed since giving birth to Benjamin.
"It's different in that I'm so much wiser. I know myself so much more now," she said. "For me, I find that our kids came in half the time to teach me about myself and to help me with others, and they have helped me so extraordinarily."
The interview was taped a few months ago, but had it happed this week, the topic of conversation would have been drastically different. In the past few days, two anonymous masseurs have leveled sexual battery lawsuits against the actor, alleging that he made unwanted advances toward them.
Travolta, 58, has offered proof he's innocent -- including photos, a restaurant check and flight records that confirm he wasn't in Beverly Hills on Jan. 16, the day the first accuser says the incident occured.
Still, the legal brouhaha shows no signs of abating for the Pulp Fiction star, as a third accuser has come forward to hit the actor with sexual harassment allegations. Chilean cruise worker Fabian Zanzi says that Travolta offered him $12,000 for sex during a Royal Caribbean cruise in 2009.
"He said that he had something on his neck. I thought it was lint. When he got close to me, he took off his white robe and he was naked," Zanzi told the Chilean news show Primo Plano. "He hugged me and asked me to give him a massage."
Despite the mounting claims, Travolta's camp maintains his innocence. "This is just another ridiculous claim by someone hopping on the bandwagon to get his 15 minutes of fame with a story about something that supposedly happened over three years ago," the actor's lawyer, Marty Singer, tells E! News. "Significantly, we never heard of this guy before. The fact that we are only hearing about him now through tabloid gossip stories three years later speaks volumes." We sure hope so.