Kelly Preston, 49, has a new perspective on motherhood and parenting since the birth of her third child, Benjamin Hunter Kaleo, in November 2010.
Us Weekly reported that the What A Girl Wants actress – who is married to John Travolta – shared, “It’s different in that I’m so much wiser. I know myself so much more now.”
The mother of three has gone through some highs and lows over the years from the death of their son Jett in January 2009 from a seizure, to giving birth to Benjamin at 48 years of age, to the latest reports of her hubby’s alleged indiscretions.
Her life changes and children have helped her be the woman she has become.
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.”
“With drinking, I just decided that I wasn’t always at my best,” the mother to 12 year old Ella revealed. “There were times where I drank too much, for sure.”
She added, “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.”