Actress Kelly Preston, who starred in films such as Jerry Maguire and Twins, died in July at age 57, her husband, John Travolta, verified the news in a wholehearted Instagram post at the time. Travolta and Preston were wed since 1991. Travolta turned 67 on Thursday, triggering 20-year-old Ella Travolta to require to her Instagram late Friday.
“My family and I will forever be grateful to her physicians and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her lots of buddies and enjoyed ones who have been by her side. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my kids who have actually lost their mother, so forgive me beforehand if you don’t speak with us for a while,” Travolta was the one to announce Preston’s death.
Preston is also survived by her and Travolta’s son, Benjamin, 10. Their son Jett passed away in 2009 at the age of 16. John Travolta’s daughter penned an emotional homage to the star this week as he celebrated his very first birthday since the passing of his wife, Kelly Preston.
“The world is so lucky to have you therefore are we. I love you Daddy. I had the very best time celebrating your birthday with you the other day ❤ ❤ ❤ Happy Birthday to the most unbelievable man I have actually ever known,” the budding actress wrote on Instagram.
The father-daughter duo have made headlines in current months for their close bond. Previously this month, the actor and his child starred in a Super Bowl LV business together. The commercial for Scotts Miracle-Gro sees Travolta fighting with an iPhone tripod while Ella watches.
“Please understand that I will feel your outpouring of love in the months and weeks ahead as we heal. It is with a very broken heart that I notify you that my beautiful spouse Kelly has lost her two-year fight with breast cancer. She combated a brave fight with the love and support of a lot of people,” Travolta composed on Instagram one day after her death.
In a declaration shown Fox News, the Golden Globe winner spoke on the opportunity to perform alongside his child in the upcoming big game advertisement. The 2 then shift into a Grease-influenced dance routine that the star performed alongside Olivia Newton-John back in 1978. The duo can be seen dancing along to Surface’s Sunday Best.
“Super Bowl for me is a significant yearly event. When Scotts Miracle-Gro asked me to do an advertisement for the Super Bowl with my child I was thrilled, especially considering that we were asked to dance together. We had a blast honoring the backyard together with all of these terrific people, in our ‘Sunday Best’ for Super Bowl Sunday,” Travolta included.
“You are not only the best Dad ever, but you are likewise my best friend,” the budding actress wrote on Instagram. Ella also thanked Travolta for “raising us, assisting us, and loving us”.