Beloved actor John Travolta, lost his wife, Kelly Preston, in July 2020 following a battle with breast cancer.
Taking to Instagram just days ago, Travolta shared photos of an obviously emotional but lovely Thanksgiving with his family…
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John Travolta is grieving a horrific loss.
On July 13th 2020, the actor confirmed that his wife, Kelly Preston had died, aged just fifty-seven.
And, in this time, they shared 3 children: Jett, Ella, and Benjamin.
He first met Kelly back in 1987.
And they quickly became one of Hollywood’s most loved couples.
She was John’s guiding light.
Kelly had helped her husband in more ways than you could imagine.
John and Kelly’s sixteen-year-old son, Jett, died suddenly after suffering a seizure while on vacation at Grand Bahama Island.
And, speaking in an interview in 2014, John described losing Jett as the “worst thing that’s ever happened in my life.”
“Nobody should have to lose a child.”
In an interview with Lifetime, she said:
“Nobody should have to lose a child. It’s unfathomable. But I’m here to say that you can get through it. You can live again. You can want to live again.”
The couple remained strong and helped each other through the grief and, in 2011, they announced the birth of their baby, Benjamin.
And, together, John and Kelly were able to move on from their grief.
So, of course, Kelly’s death last year came as a huge shock…
And it has left a huge hole in John’s life.
“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.”
“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.”
Since his message, the actor took a brief hiatus from social media…
But then, reports came in about his involvement in the church of Scientology.
In a 2009 interview, Kelly opened up about how her belief in Scientology helped her to deal with the untimely death of her teenage son.
“In Scientology, we have what’s called ‘auditing,’ and that helps you to address things in your life and to strip them away. It’s a path of spiritual enlightenment. Also, it helps rid the mind of painful experience completely. Through that, the people at my church literally held my hand and got me through… I will forever be indebted.”
But following on from her death, John was reportedly looking into quitting the religion altogether.
According to the Daily Mail, the actor faced a “make-or-break” moment over his forty-five-year devotion to Scientology because he defied the Church’s opposition to cancer treatments.
But other Scientology members have praised John for attempting to break away from the church.
“The statement was unequivocal in the support of medical staff… It shows they’ve backed away from Scientology.”
Following this controversy, Travolta appeared to be focusing on his family.
Sharing a tribute to his late wife by dancing with their daughter.
Dancing, John says, was one of Kelly’s favorite things to do in the world.
And this Mother’s Day, he followed up with another adorable tribute.
“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.”
Now, over a year on from his loss, Travolta shared an emotional video to Instagram of his Thanksgiving.
In the video, a solemn but content Travolta wished all of his followers and supporters a happy thanksgiving, while also thanking them for all of their support over this difficult year for him and his family.
Check out the video below.
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