Kelly Preston, actress and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57

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LOS ANGELES – Actress Kelly Preston, whose credits included the films “Twins” and “Jerry Maguire”, died on Sunday, said husband John Travolta. She was 57 years old. Travolta confirmed the death of his wife in an Instagram post on Sunday evening. He said she died after a two-year battle with breast cancer.

“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” said Travolta of his 28-year-old wife. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many people. ”

Preston has had a long career in film and television and sometimes appearing in movies with her husband. They had three children together.

Preston and Travolta were married in a midnight ceremony in Paris in 1991 while the couple were expecting their first son, Jett.

In January 2009, 16-year-old Jett Travolta died after being seized from the family vacation home in the Bahamas. The death sparked legal action after an ambulance driver and his lawyer were accused of trying to extort $ 25 million from the actors, or they would disclose sensitive information about the death of their son.

Travolta testified in a criminal trial which ended in trial and was ready to testify a second time, but decided not to continue the case. He cited the seriousness of the case and the death of his son had caused the family.

Preston and Travolta have both returned to the scene, with the lead role of Preston in the adaptation of Nicholas Sparks, “The Last Song”, with Miley Cyrus and her future husband, Liam Hemsworth.

They had two other children, his daughter Ella Bleu in 2000 and his son Benjamin in 2010.

Travolta and Preston met during the filming of “The Experts” in 1988.

They last played together in the 2018 film “Gotti”, with Travolta as John Gotti and Preston as the wife of the crime boss, Victoria.

“Kelly’s love and life will be remembered,” wrote Travolta on Instagram. “I’m going to take a little time to be there for my children who lost their mothers, so forgive me in advance if you haven’t heard from us for a while.” But know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months to come as we heal. ”

Preston’s death was first reported by People magazine.

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