The video features a rare footage of Kelly Preston getting surprised with a cute gift on Mother's Day.
As they commemorate Mother's Day, the Travolta family is feeling emotional and enduring the void Kelly Preston left behind. John Travolta took to Instagram to post a moving tribute to his late wife and mother of his children along with never-before-seen footage of Preston.
In the video, Preston can be seen getting surprised with a Mother's Day gift package that arrived at their family home. Kelly is then seen beaming with delight as she opens a box with a 'Mom' label and admires the handcrafted items inside, per Hello! Magazine. John, together with his children Ella, 23, and Benjamin, 12, wrote an emotional note in the caption. "Happy Mother’s Day Kelly. We miss you and love you! Love, Ben, Ella, and John," it read.
Travolta and Preston had been married for 28 years when she died at the age of 57 after a battle with breast cancer. Jett, the couple's son, died in 2009 at the age of 16, per PEOPLE. Travolta frequently honors his late wife. In October, two years after she passed, Travolta posted a heartbreaking tribute to his late wife, missing her on what would have been her 60th birthday. Travolta wrote in the Instagram caption, "Happy birthday to my favorite dance partner! We love you and miss you, Kelly."
While it has been a challenging few years for John and his children, the Pulp Fiction star has made an effort to honestly traverse the terrible times with his children, particularly Benjamin, per Entertainment Tonight. "He [Benjamin] said to me once, 'Because mom passed away. I'm afraid you're going to.' I said, 'Well, it's a very different thing,'" the Saturday Night Fever actor shared.
He then went on to honestly explain life and death to his young one. "And I went through the differences about my longevity and her limited life. I said, 'But you know, Ben, you always love the truth and I'm going to tell you the truth about life. Nobody knows when they're gonna go or when they're going to stay,'" the actor shared his pearls of wisdom.
"'Your brother [Jett] left at 16. Too young. Your mother left at 57. That was too young. But who's to say? I could die tomorrow. You could. Anybody can,'" he shared with his child. "So let's look at it like it's part of life. You don't know exactly. You just do your best at trying to live the longest you can."
When Preston passed, Travolta wrote a heartbreaking Instagram statement to reveal the news. "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," Travolta wrote. "She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many," he added. "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."
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