John Travolta pens touching tribute to wife Kelly Preston on first Mother's Day since her death

Publish Date
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 1:53PM

John Travolta vowed to always remember his wife Kelly Preston's "love and life" following her tragic death last year.

And he is doing exactly that.

The beloved Grease star took to Instagram on Sunday to share a sweet photo in memory of his late wife on the first Mother's Day since her passing.

Alongside two throwback family photos of himself and Kelly with their children, the 67-year-old actor wrote: "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."

Preston passed away in July 2020 after privately battling breast cancer for two years prior.


Travolta wrote an emotional post on Instagram confirming that his wife of 28 years had died.

"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."

As well as John, Kelly is survived by her 21-year-old daughter Ella and 10-year-old son Benjamin.

The couple's 16-year-old son Jett tragically died in January 2009 after suffering a seizure.