John Travolta's Mother's Day Tribute to Late Wife Kelly Preston: 'We Miss You'

John Travolta shares heartfelt memories on Instagram

by Zain ul Abedin
John Travolta's Mother's Day Tribute to Late Wife Kelly Preston: 'We Miss You'
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John Travolta marked Mother's Day with a poignant tribute to his late wife, Kelly Preston, sharing a series of touching photographs and memories on Instagram. The heartfelt post, which came nearly four years after Preston's tragic passing from breast cancer in July 2020 at the age of 57, captured the enduring love and miss felt by her family.

On the morning of May 11, Travolta, who is 70, uploaded an early Mother's Day tribute. The tribute included snapshots of Preston with their children, Ella Bleu and Benjamin, and their late son Jett, who passed away in 2010.

Each image told a story of love and family moments, reflecting the joy Preston brought into their lives. "Happy Mother’s Day Kelly,” Travolta captioned the post, expressing his ongoing affection, "We love you, we miss you." This sentiment was echoed by their daughter Ella, who responded in the comments with multiple heart emojis, illustrating the emotional resonance of the tribute.

Cherished Family Moments

The visuals shared by Travolta were deeply personal. One photograph showed Preston at a family bake sale, smiling brightly alongside Ella and Benjamin. They stood behind a table laden with homemade brownies and sandwiches, a snapshot of simpler, happy times.

Another image featured Preston embracing Benjamin during a previous Mother’s Day celebration, surrounded by gift bags and a heartfelt card, emphasizing the familial bonds. A particularly poignant black-and-white throwback photo depicted a younger Preston with Ella as a toddler and Jett as a child.

In this tender scene, Preston leaned over to kiss Jett while Ella gently touched her brother’s face, a powerful reminder of the family's strength and unity in face of past and present sorrows. Travolta's decision to publicly honor his wife's memory highlights not only his loss but also her lasting impact as a mother.

It's a continuation of his efforts to keep his family's milestones and memories alive; just last month, he celebrated the birthdays of Ella and Jett with heartfelt social media posts, sharing memories and expressing his love.

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