John Travolta Remembers Son Jett on His Birthday: 'You're Always With Me!'

John Travolta shares heartfelt family moments on social media

by Zain ul Abedin
John Travolta Remembers Son Jett on His Birthday: 'You're Always With Me!'
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John Travolta poignantly commemorates what would have been the 32nd birthday of his late son Jett, reflecting on the enduring presence his son holds in his life. The iconic actor, now 70, shared an emotional Instagram post on April 12, a day ahead of Jett's birthday, captioning it, "Happy birthday my Jetty — not a day goes by where you’re not with me!" Accompanying the heartfelt message was a nostalgic throwback photo capturing a family moment with his late wife, Kelly Preston, who cradled a younger Jett, beaming with joy as he embraced his mother.

Jett, the eldest of Travolta's three children, tragically passed away at the age of 16 during a family vacation in the Bahamas in January 2009. The young Travolta suffered a seizure that led to a fatal accident in their vacation home's bathroom.

The loss has been a defining sorrow for the family, further compounded by the death of Kelly Preston in July 2020 following her brave battle with breast cancer at 57.

Ella's Joyful Celebration

The post also drew heartfelt comments from family and friends.

Ella Bleu Travolta, Jett's sister, shared her own tender words in the comments, writing, "Happy Birthday Jetty??????????." Actress Rita Wilson, a close family friend, expressed her lasting memories of both Jett and Kelly, commenting, "Will never forget him.

Or Kelly ?." This tribute came shortly after John Travolta celebrated his daughter Ella's 24th birthday. He shared a charming video montage on April 3, capturing moments from her birthday celebrations, including Ella baking and decorating her birthday cake.

"Happy birthday Ella," he can be heard saying in the video, as Ella, beaming with happiness, responds with a thankful smile. The video further showcases a father-daughter moment in Travolta's classic car and concludes with a series of birthday wishes and images celebrating Ella's special day.

These poignant tributes by Travolta not only highlight his deep family connections but also showcase his enduring strength in the face of personal tragedies. As a father, his public acknowledgments of such deeply personal moments invite his fans to share in his family's journey of remembrance and celebration, underlining the universal themes of love, loss, and enduring family bonds.

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