Despite not having Kelly Preston beside him, Travolta ensured his children had a good day.
John Travolta's world fell apart when he lost his wife, Kelly Preston to cancer in June 2020. Now, the Grease actor is keeping his late wife's memory alive by honoring her at every given opportunity. Recently, Travolta shared a small clip of him and his family celebrating Thanksgiving. Perhaps that is how his wife would have wanted it to be.
The clip that was shared on Instagram began with the 67-year-old thanking his fans for their supportive words following the death of his wife. "I wanted to take this minute to give thanks to all of you for everything you do for me throughout the year. I appreciate it. It doesn't go unnoticed. Here's a glimpse of our Thanksgiving," he said.
In the compilation, a turkey is roasting in the oven while Ben cooks up some holiday specials. Ben, who turned 11 last week, then takes a quick break to play ping-pong with his Dad. Meanwhile, his 21-year-old daughter, Ella, could be seen playing a melody on the piano. Complete with wine and food, Travolta and his family—including his dogs—wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving!
The Pulp Fiction star shared a picture of his beautiful wife on October 13, 2021, to mark her birthday. "Happy Birthday Kelly. We miss and love you very much," he captioned the image.
This is not the first time Travolta has experienced unimaginable grief in his life. He lost his son, Jett, at the age of 16, but despite all the sorrow that life has thrown at him, the actor has managed to pull it together, for the sake of his children, Benjamin and Ella Bleu Travolta.
Appearing on Kevin Hart's Peacock talk show Hart to Heart, he opened up about an emotional conversation he has had with his son following Preston's death. Travolta recalled that his son expressed his fear about losing him as they were walking around their neighborhood late one night. "He said to me once, 'Because Mom passed away, I'm afraid you're going to,'" shared Travolta. "I said, 'Well, it's a very different thing.' 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.' 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 explained. "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."
Despite enduring unimaginable grief, Travolta has always held it together for the sake of his family and that's what makes him who he is.
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