John Travolta remembers late wife Kelly Preston in beautiful birthday tribute

Oct 14, 2020
John Travolta and Kelly Preston have been married since 1991. Source: Getty.

John Travolta has paid tribute to his late wife Kelly Preston on what would have been her 58th birthday with a beautiful Instagram post.

Taking to the social media platform on Tuesday, the Grease star shared a snap from their wedding day in 1991 alongside a photo of his parents from their own wedding day.

“Happy Birthday hon!” he captioned the post. “I found this photo of my mom and dad‘s wedding. It was nice to see ours alongside theirs. All my love, John.”

Many fans were quick to comment on the sweet post and wish Preston a happy birthday, with one writing: “Happy heavenly birthday Kelly. Rest with the angels’ beautiful lady.”

Another added: “Such a beautiful lady.” While a third wrote: “What a beautiful person your Kelly was.”

Preston, best known for roles in the likes of Jerry Maguire and Twins, passed away earlier this year 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.

This isn’t the first time the actor has paid tribute to his lovely wife. One month after Preston died, Travolta posted video footage of himself dancing with 20-year-old daughter Ella. The actor explained he and Ella were “dancing in memory of momma”.

“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.

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