John Travolta Remembers Late Wife Kelly on Her 58th Birthday, 3 Months After She Lost Her Battle to Breast Cancer

John Travolta Remembers Late Wife Kelly on Her 58th Birthday, 3 Months After She Lost Her Battle to Breast Cancer

Kelly Preston passed away in July after a two-year-long private battle with breast cancer.

There's no doubt that John Travolta loved his wife, Kelly Preston, more than anything in the world. She was the love of his life and the rock of the family when the couple lost their first son Jett tragically. She was also the understanding wife who helped him get over the loss of his first love, Diana Hyland, also to breast cancer.

Even though they had busy lives, the couple always found time for each other on special days. Be it birthdays or anniversaries, they never missed it. The People reported the moment Travolta surprised Preston on her 40th birthday with a cake at the One World, One Child Benefit Concert in 2002.

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However, this birthday of Preston's was a bit different and extremely emotional for Travolta. For the first time, the Pulp Fiction actor couldn't surprise his wife on her birthday. Instead, he took to Instagram and paid tribute to the actress on what would have been her 58th birthday, as per People. On Tuesday, October 13, he wrote, "Happy Birthday hon! I found this photo of my mom and dad‘s wedding. It was nice to see ours alongside theirs. All my love, John."


It only feels like yesterday when Travolta announced the demise of his precious and loving wife through his Instagram post. On July 13, 2020, the Grease actor expressed his love for the actress and pain as he penned, “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many."

Preston's battle with breast cancer was the best-kept secret of the Travolta family. No one had any idea of the Jerry Maguire actress's health problems. According to Us Weekly, Preston's death certificate revealed that she passed away on July 12, 2020, in the presence of her loved ones at home.


"My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side,” Travolta continued.

He added, “Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal. All my love, JT.”

Travolta took the vow with Preston to "love and to cherish each other" till death do them part in 1991. Preston is survived by Travolta and their two kids, daughter Ella Bleu, 20, and son Benjamin, 9.

Recently the Saturday Night Fever actor shared another video where he can be seen dancing with his daughter, as reported by Harpers Bazaar. His caption revealed that Preston loved dancing with her husband. He wrote, "My daughter @ella.travolta and I dancing in memory of momma. One of Kelly’s favorite things, dancing with me."


Cheat Sheet also reported that dancing was a big part of the couple's life. In an interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, when she was asked about the best and worst thing about being married to Travolta, Preston said that there were “too many best things" and “his lips, dancing, fun, laughing" were some of them.

John Travolta and Kelly Preston spent 29 years together. Everyone looked up to them as an example of an ideal couple because whenever they were together, they only emanated love and respect for each other.








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