"Happy birthday to my favorite dance partner," he captioned a photo of himself and late wife Kelly Preston.
Famous actor, John Travolta, 68, not for the first time, remembered his late wife, Kelly Preston, on her 60th birthday and gave her a tribute through a sweet Instagram post. The post was a throwback picture of the couple in love smiling for cameras at an event. He captioned the Instagram post with, "Happy birthday to my favorite dance partner! We love you and miss you, Kelly." The pair tied the knot in 1991 and remained in the marriage for 28 years until July 2020 when Preston got diagnosed with and dies of breast cancer at the age of 57, according to People.
Travolta's birthday post came five months after he posted a sweet message to Preston in honor of Mother's Day. The post consisted of a video clip featuring a montage of photographs of Preston, the clip also showed images of the pair's three children and Travolta himself. The clip was set to the tune of Barbra Streisand's song 'That Face' and featured a black-and-white photo of the Grease star with "From me to you" written in white lettering. 'We love and miss you Kelly. Happy Mother's Day 💐❤️,' Travolta captioned the post at the time.
The People also reports, the actress leaves behind her husband John as well as her 22-year-old daughter, Elle, and 11-year-old young son, Ben. The couple had lost their older son, Jett at the age of 16 in January 2009 on a Christmas vacation in the Bahamas due to seizures. The couple's daughter, Elle, captioned her own Mother's Day tribute, "I've learned a lot from all of the strong and powerful women in my life, I thank you all for being such wonderful role models. I miss and love you, mama," beside a photograph of herself and her mother riding a Dumbo-themed ride at a Disney theme park.
A family representative told of Preston's death in 2020, saying in a statement, "On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife, and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer." Travolta's first relationship also ended with actress Diana Hyland when Hyland died from breast cancer in 1977. In 1988 while filming The Experts, Travolta met actress Kelly Preston and after their marriage, even sought therapy to maintain the marriage in Florida. When diagnosed with breast cancer, Preston was receiving treatment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, as per People.
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