Beloved actor John Travolta, lost his wife, Kelly Preston, in July 2020 following a battle with breast cancer.
Now the iconic actor has shared an adorable but heartbreaking tribute to his late wife.
John Travolta is grieving a horrific loss.
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 3 children: Jett, Ella, and Benjamin.
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 Travolta's 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...
And it has left a huge hole in John's life.
John shared the devastating news via Instagram...
He wrote: "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife, Kelly, has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many."
He informed his fans that he would be taking some time to grieve with his children.
"Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal."
Since his message, the actor took a brief hiatus from social media...
via: GettyBut then, reports came in about his involvement in the church of Scientology.
Now, both Kelly and John have been known for their ties to the controversial religion.
via: GettyIn a 2009 interview, Kelly opened up about how her belief in Scientology helped her to deal with the untimely death of her teenage son.
She had explained:
via: Getty"In Scientology, we have what’s called 'auditing,' and that helps you to address things in your life and to strip them away. It’s a path of spiritual enlightenment. Also, it helps rid the mind of painful experience completely. Through that, the people at my church literally held my hand and got me through… I will forever be indebted."
But following on from her death, John was reportedly looking into quitting the religion altogether.
via: GettyAccording to the Daily Mail, the actor is facing a "make-or-break" moment over his forty-five-year devotion to Scientology because he defied the Church’s opposition to cancer treatments.
The founder of the religion was famously opposed to both chemotherapy and radiation...
via: GettyBut other Scientology members have praised John for attempting to break away from the church.
Ex-member and open critic, Jeffrey Augustine, says that John's Instagram announcement was enough evidence to show he was leaving the religion.
via: GettyHe said: "The statement was unequivocal in the support of medical staff... It shows they've backed away from Scientology."
Following this controversy, Travolta appeared to be focusing on his family.
Sharing a tribute to his late wife by dancing with their daughter.
Dancing, John says, was one of Kelly's favorite things to do in the world.
And this Mother's Day, he followed up with another adorable tribute.
"Dearest Kelly, you brought into my life three of the most wonderful children I have ever known. Thank you. We love and miss you. Happy Mother's Day."
Rest in peace to Kelly, and thoughts with the Travoltas at this difficult time...
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