John Travolta has penned a heartfelt tribute to his late spouse, Kelly Preston, on the primary Mom’s Day since her demise final yr.
In a publish shared on Instagram, the actor thanked the actress for giving him their three youngsters: daughter Ella, 21, and sons Benjamin, 10, and Jett, who died in 2009 aged 16.
“Dearest Kelly, you introduced into my life three of probably the most great youngsters I’ve ever identified,” Travolta, 67, wrote. “Thanks. We love and miss you. Glad Mom’s Day.”
Travolta accompanied his tribute with comfortable household pictures — one taken simply after Benjamin’s delivery in 2010, and the opposite a contented throwback that includes their late son Jett, who handed away following a seizure again in 2009.
Whereas the household saved Preston’s battle with breast most cancers personal, solely revealing her prognosis two years later when she handed away in July 2020, they’ve been heartbreakingly open about their grief since her passing.
Within the days following Preston’s demise, daughter Ella paid tribute to her mum in an Instagram publish.
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“I’ve by no means met anybody as brave, robust, lovely and loving as you. Anybody who’s fortunate sufficient to have identified you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you’ve got a glow and a lightweight that by no means ceases to shine and that makes anybody round you are feeling immediately comfortable,” Ella wrote.
Final month, Travolta additionally opened up about his expertise with grief following the demise of his beloved spouse, who he married in 1991.
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“An important factor you are able to do to assist one other [person] when they’re in mourning is to permit them to reside it and never complicate it with yours. That is my expertise,” he instructed Esquire Spain.
“In any other case, it will likely be two boats plummeting to the underside. That’s my expertise. As a result of regardless that it is nice to have firm, generally it turns into such as you’re serving to them, quite than placing your self to work overcoming emotions of loss and grief.”
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