Yesterday, the news broke that John Travolta’s wife, Kelly Preston, tragically passed away.
Since the devastating announcement, tributes have been flooding in for Preston and now, her impact on her husband’s life following the tragic death of his first love and his teenage son has just been brought to light.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear just how she helped Travolta with his unimaginable grief…
Her husband, John Travolta, confirmed yesterday morning that Kelly had died, aged just fifty-seven.
They shared two children: Ella, aged twenty, and Benjamin, 9.
Born on October 13, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kelly started off her career all the way back in 1988 with her role as “Marnie Mason” in Ivan Reitman’s Twins.
As well as Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Soon after she moved to other more diverse roles in films including Citizen Ruth and For The Love of the Game.
Back in 1996, the actress played Avery Bishop, who was the girlfriend of the title character portrayed by none other than the man himself, Tom Cruise.
And of course, you know the one I’m referring to…
In the scene, Jerry Maguire goes to see Avery at her workplace to beg for her support in resurrecting their relationship, but she wasn’t having any of it.
This then led to Kelly Preston punching Tom Cruise in the face 3 times before kneeing him right in the stomach – and that’s where the line “I’m too strong for you, loser!” comes from, for those of you that didn’t know.
She went onto star in more blockbusters and starred alongside other prominent actors including George Clooney, Kevin Bacon, and Meg Ryan.
In her lifetime, she was involved with many charities including issues surrounding education and drug reform which she was awarded for.
After they got married back in 1991, no one could stop talking about how adorable they were together.
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.
And the last post she had shared was a big family selfie on Father’s Day.
She captioned it: “Happy Father’s Day to the best one I know, we love you.”
And nobody was expecting it.
After a secret two year battle with breast cancer, Kelly had sadly passed away. She was only fifty-seven.
Josh Gad posted this to Twitter, saying he was in “absolute shock.”
He described her as a “sparkly-eyed gem.”
A new story about the impact the late actress had on Travolta’s life has emerged.
Aged only twenty-three, Travolta was at the bedside of his first love, Diana Hyland, when she too, died of breast cancer, just a year into their relationship.
But their relationship enabled him to properly settle down and fall in love again for the first time.
The couple’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, Travolta described losing Jett as the “worst thing that’s ever happened in my life.”
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.
For more on the devastating deaths of 2020, keep scrolling…