John Travolta Reveals Late Wife's Favorite Thing Was To Dance With Him | His Words Show Pain of Losing A Partner

John Travolta Reveals Late Wife's Favorite Thing Was To Dance With Him | His Words Show Pain of Losing A Partner

The life that John Travolta and Kelly Preston had built together came undone on July 12 when she passed away after her breast cancer fight.

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Losing the love of your life cannot be easy for anyone even if it was from something that you could see coming. For instance, spouses of people with cancer might be aware that losing their partner is a possibility but they probably hope that they are never confronted with that day. If that ever happens, people are face to face with a difficult reality and grief, likely controls their life for some time. It is important to grieve the most important person in your adult life and that can include a full range of emotions. 


John Travolta lost the love of his life, Kelly Preston, on July 12. She was quietly battling breast cancer and passed away at their family home in Florida at the age of 57. More than a month later, Travolta opened up and showed the world how his family was coping. He enjoyed a dance with his 20-year-old daughter Ella to honor her late mother. In a new Instagram video, Travolta and Ella were seen twirling on the dance floor in an empty-looking venue.


The Face-Off actor revealed, "My daughter @ella.travolta and I dancing in memory of momma. One of Kelly’s favorite things, dancing with me." Not being able to shake a leg with his soulmate is only one of the ways he's going to miss her.



Preston had publicly mentioned how much she loves dancing with her husband. As per CNN, she told Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly and Ryan, that there were many things that she loved about the Saturday Night Fever actor.


Preston noted that dancing with him as well as Travolta's lips, laughing, and having fun as some of the best things about being married to him. She said they danced "all the time." "The kids dance with us, we dance at the house, we go out dancing," she said. "Yeah, I love it."

Travolta, she said, was "the nicest guy you've ever met. The sweetest," during that interview.



They truly worked hard on their relationship, having been married since 1991 after eloping to Paris. "We're so busy with the kids and our careers and being pro-active in our church," he told Us Weekly referring to the Church of Scientology. "Every day is date night."


Preston also added, "I think that we were just right together, that we picked the right people and keeping it honest and communicating and checking in with each other. A relationship doesn't just happen. You have to work at it. You've got to keep it fun and that's what we do." 

After her death, a representative of the family told People, "On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer. Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends. She was a bright, beautiful, and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time."



According to Us Weekly, she passed away at 11:46 am on July 12 in their Clearwater, Florida home and the body was later moved to Brooksville, Florida to be cremated. Before her death, the couple got the chance to play husband and wife on-screen in the film Gotti. 

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Preston's half-brother, Chris Palzis, revealed that she was with her family and friends in her last moments. "We're just all very gutted over this, if I had to say something that would pretty much summarise it," the 51-year-old said.

"She was a light and she was a warrior and she'll always be remembered for how she brought out the best in people. It's heartbreaking. We just got back from her bedside in Florida. We were all together in Florida," added he.


When announcing that Preston had passed away, the Grease actor didn't forget to thank the healthcare workers who helped his family. "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. Kelly's love and life will always be remembered," the statement read, as per Hello Magazine

He had also said that he would be taking time away from public life to spend with his family.