John Travolta dances with daughter in memory of late wife Kelly Preston

Aug 23, 2020
Kelly passed away in July at the age of 57. Source: Getty.

John Travolta shared a sweet tribute to his late wife Kelly Preston over the weekend, as he posted video footage of himself dancing with 20-year-old daughter Ella.

The Grease star posted the footage to Instagram on Saturday and said he and Ella were “dancing in memory of momma”, after Preston lost her battle with breast cancer in July.

“My daughter @ella.travolta and I dancing in memory of momma,” he wrote alongside the short clip. “One of Kelly’s favorite things, dancing with me.”

The video shows Ella being lead across the empty dance floor by her father, as the actor spins her around. The venue looks to be almost empty, apart from John and Ella, and staff can be seen wearing face masks in line with Covid-19 advice.

Fans of John’s commented on the post and sent their condolences. One wrote: “These are the moments that breathe life into feelings of despair. Kelly is right there with you both. The strength in this moment is unimaginable. #sheisrightthere sending love to you and your family.”

While another commented: “I believe she’s smiling and dancing along with you.”

Preston, best known for roles in the likes of Jerry Maguire and Twins, passed away last month at the age of 57 following a secret two-year battle with breast cancer. Travolta confirmed the tragic news and shared a poignant tribute to his “beautiful wife” on social media.

“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,” Travolta wrote at the time. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side.

“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. All my love.”

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