John Travolta has shared a heartbreaking tribute to his late son, Jett, who died in 2009 following a tragic accident.
The memorial post marks his first year commemorating his late son's birthday without his wife Kelly Preston.
And it has everyone in tears...
Now, we all know John Travolta as the incredibly charismatic and charming award-winning actor.
After all, he is Danny Zuko.
But over the last couple of years, the star has had an unimaginable time...
On July 13th 2020, the actor confirmed that his wife, Kelly Preston, had died, aged just fifty-seven.
They had been together for twenty-nine years...
via: Getty Images
And, in this time, they shared 2 children: Ella, aged twenty, and Benjamin, 9.
John and Kelly tied the knot in 1991...
via: Getty ImagesAnd they quickly became one of Hollywood's most loved couples.
But, throughout their marriage...
via: GettyKelly had helped her husband in more ways than you could imagine.
Aged only twenty-three, John was at the bedside of his first love, Diana Hyland...
via: GettyWhen she too, died of breast cancer, just a year into their relationship.
It would be another twelve years until he met Kelly...
via: GettyAnd their relationship would finally allow him to properly settle down and fall in love again for the first time.
However, in 2009, tragedy struck again.
John and Kelly's sixteen-year-old son, Jett, died suddenly after suffering a seizure while on vacation at Grand Bahama Island.
Jett's unexpected death rocked the whole family...
via: GettyAnd, speaking in an interview in 2014, John described losing Jett as the "worst thing that’s ever happened in my life."
Kelly was suffering, too.
via: GettyIn an interview with Lifetime, she said: "Nobody should have to lose a child. It’s unfathomable. But I’m here to say that you can get through it. You can live again. You can want to live again."
But, despite her pain, she was a solid rock for her husband.
via: GettyThe couple remained strong and helped each other through the grief and, in 2011, they announced the birth of their baby, Benjamin.
Benjamin brought the Travoltas a new lease of life...
via: GettyAnd, together, John and Kelly were able to move on from their grief.
So, of course, Kelly's death last year came as a huge shock...
John shared the devastating news via Instagram...
He informed his fans that he would be taking some time to grieve with his children.
Since his message, the actor has remained quiet on social media...
But now, he's took to social media to share a tribute...
The tribute is a birthday message to his late son, Jett.
It is the first year commemorating Jett's birthday without his wife.
Sharing a picture of himself and Jett, John captioned the post:
"Happy birthday my beautiful Jetty. I love you."
You can see his post here.
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