Hollywood icon John Travolta, known for his timeless roles in classics like "Grease" and "Staying Alive," recently took a delightful break from the limelight to enjoy a festive Christmas getaway with his children, Ella Bleu and Benjamin.
The family chose the serene beauty of snow-capped mountains as their holiday retreat, a decision that provided a picturesque backdrop for their Christmas celebrations this year. On December 25th, the much-loved star shared a heartwarming glimpse of their holiday on Instagram.
In the photo, Travolta and his kids were seen embracing the winter chill, donning cozy bomber jackets, snug beanies, and gloves – the perfect attire for a day out in the snowy landscape. Their radiant smiles in the photo echoed a message of love and togetherness, a sentiment Travolta emphasized in his caption: “Merry Christmas to everyone, we love you!!”
Travolta's Poignant Christmas
This Christmas holds particular significance for the Travolta family, as it marks their third holiday season since the passing of Kelly Preston, John's wife and the mother of Ella and Benjamin.
Preston, who was also an accomplished actress, tragically lost her battle with breast cancer in July 2020 at the age of 57. The couple's daughter, Ella, was born in April 2000, and their son Benjamin arrived a decade later in 2010.
The family faced an earlier heartbreak with the loss of their eldest son, Jett, in 2009. Jett, born in 1992, passed away at the age of 16 following a seizure during a family vacation in the Bahamas. Amidst these personal reflections, the holiday season also brought professional excitement for Travolta.
Earlier in December, he released his short film, "The Shepherd," to much anticipation. This film, streaming on Disney+, takes viewers back to Christmas Eve 1957, unfolding the story of a young RAF pilot whose journey home is transformed by an enigmatic encounter.
Travolta, who stars alongside Ben Radcliffe, took to Instagram to share the trailer, presenting it as a special Christmas gift to his fans. The caption teased the intriguing storyline: “Christmas Eve, 1957: a young RAF pilot’s journey home takes a dramatic turn when a mysterious airman appears.
#TheShepherd, starring Ben Radcliffe and Academy Award® nominee John Travolta, is now streaming on @disneyplus”. Travolta's blend of personal joy and professional passion during this holiday season serves as a testament to his enduring resilience and versatility as an artist.
His ability to balance his distinguished career with his role as a loving father continues to endear him to fans worldwide, making this Christmas a special blend of familial warmth and cinematic celebration.