After Kelly Preston’s Passing, John Travolta Devotes Himself to Caring for Their Children

John Travolta has faced numerous trials and tribulations in his life, endearing himself to many not just through his iconic roles, such as the unforgettable Danny Zuko, but also through his character as a devoted husband and father.


In July 2020, tragedy struck as his wife of 28 years, Kelly Preston, lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 57. Since then, Travolta has endeavored to stay strong for their two children, daughter Ella and son Benjamin.

The Travolta family had previously experienced profound loss when their 16-year-old son Jett passed away in January 2009 after suffering a seizure while on vacation in the Bahamas. This heartbreaking event deeply affected Travolta and Preston.

Kelly Preston chose to keep her battle with breast cancer private, a decision revealed only after her passing. Her co-star in her final film, “Off the Rails,” Sally Phillips, disclosed this during a talk show appearance, shedding light on the privacy often maintained by actors facing health challenges.

In the wake of these losses, Travolta expressed gratitude to the medical professionals and loved ones who supported his family. He also received touching tributes from his children on special occasions, illustrating their bond and resilience in the face of grief.

Despite attempts by friends to encourage him to date again, Travolta remains focused on his role as a father and is taking the time he needs to heal.


In a candid interview, Travolta discussed navigating grief and emphasized the importance of allowing individuals to mourn in their own way. He takes pride in his children, who reciprocate his love openly and are pursuing their own passions in the entertainment industry.

Travolta’s journey through loss and healing serves as a reminder of the personal nature of grief and the enduring strength found in family bonds.

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