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In January 2009, Kelly Preston lived through every mother’s worst nightmare: the death of 15-year old son Jett. How did she cope?

“To be honest, [it was] the Scientology center,” the actress says in the latest issue of Heath. “I don’t know if I would have made it through without it.”

The wife of John Travolta touches on many other topics in the interview. Among them…

On substance abuse: “I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs. I’ve done all of that. And now, I live a really clean life.”

On giving her former self advice: “Don’t sweat the small things. Love your kids like it could be the last moment.”

On the birth of Benjamin: “We [had been trying] for quite a few years… When I found out I was pregnant, I was floored. I’d snuck out of bed and then came back and woke Johnny up in bed. We both started crying. It was wonderful.”

On marrying a pilot: “I’ll be sitting there [in our Florida home] doing something really normal with the kids and then all of a sudden I hear, ‘Whoosh!’ and see the lights of the airplane and he’s like, ‘Honey, I’m home!’”