Friends fear shocking allegations about John Travolta’s close relationship with another man may lead his wife of 26 years, Kelly Preston, to call time on their marriage.
Last week, a US publication claimed the actor’s former business manager believes John has been in a secret relationship with a male sailor since 1985.
Although John is yet to comment on the allegations and there is little proof of the claims, those close to the couple fear it could be the final straw for Kelly, adding that their marriage is already on shaky ground.
It’s not the first scandal they’ve weathered either.
John, 63, has been the centre of several gay affair allegations over the years, first when he was snapped kissing his children’s male nanny Jeff Kathrein in 2006 as he boarded a plane, and again in 2014 when his former pilot Doug Gotterba claimed the two had engaged in a long-running affair.
At the time, John's team explained that's how the star greets all his friends and claimed that Jeff's wife was also on board the plane.
In 2014, the Grease star and devout Scientologist addressed the long-running rumours around his personal life.
"This is every celebrity's Achilles heel. It's just about people wanting money. That's all. It happens on many levels," John said at the time.
But while Kelly, 54, has always stood by John’s side, friends fear she may have had enough of defending him.
“These new public claims about yet another secret lover are a huge embarrassment for Kelly,” a source says.
With an estimated $360 million fortune and two children Ella, 17, and Benjamin, six – their eldest child Jett tragically passed away in 2009 at the age of 16 – the split could get messy.
However, family friends say they’re confident the couple would be able to keep things civil if the worst case scenario did arise.
“I think they’ll be able to divide their assets without things getting nasty,” says the source.
“John has always been very generous with Kelly.”