Sunday marked the first Mother’s Day since Kelly Preston died of breast cancer at age 57.
And his widower John Travolta posted a poignant tribute to him on his Instagram.
Sharing photos of him and Kelly with their children, the Hollywood star wrote: “Dearest Kelly, you have brought into my life three of the most wonderful children I have ever known. Thank you. We love you and we miss you. Happy Mother’s Day.’
John Travolta posted a poignant tribute to his late wife Kelly Preston on Sunday, the first Mother’s Day after her death last July. He shared photos of him and Kelly with his daughter Ella, son Benjamin and their late son Jett, who died in 2009 at age 16.
In the first of two photos Travolta, 67, shared, he and Kelly are seen with daughter Ella Bleu, now 21, and newborn son Benjamin, now 10.
A second photo showed the couple with their eldest son Jett, who died in January 2009 at age 16.
Jett was autistic and had suffered from seizures since he was young.
Travolta and Preston were married in 1991 after meeting in 1987 on the set of The Experts, released in 1989.
Kelly passed away on July 12, 2020, after a secret two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 57 years old. The couple, pictured in June 2018, met on a film set in 1987 and married in 1991.
“I learned that crying someone, crying is personal,” Travolta told Esquire Spain. “Grieving is individual and the experience of your own journey is what can lead to healing”
In an interview for the May issue of Esquire Spain, the Saturday Night Fever and Grease star spoke about her experiences of grief and loss.
“I learned that crying someone, crying is personal,” he explained. “Grieving is individual and the experience of your own journey is what can lead to healing.
He explained, “The most important thing you can do to help another when they are grieving is to allow them to go through it and not complicate it with yours. This is my experience. ‘
Travolta added: “Life is a movement and a journey; what you leave behind people, I guess is your legacy.
As for his role as a dad to Ella and Benjamin, the actor shared: “I will ensure the future of my children, help them in what they want to do with their life.
“That’s what I’m doing now with Ella with her films and teaching her to work in the profession,” he said. “Ben is barely ten years old. I want to help him evolve because he has his whole life ahead of him.
Travolta is now raising Ella, 21, and Benjamin, 10, as a single dad and told the May issue of Esquire Spain: “I will secure the future of my children, help them with whatever they want. make their life “
Last month, Travolta commemorated Jett on what would have been his 29th birthday on April 13, sharing this cute black-and-white photo of the two together.