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John Travolta's Moving Tribute For Late Wife Kelly Preston Leaves Instagram In Tears

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By Rima Pundir

Sad news for Hollywood: Actress Kelly Preston, the wife of John Travolta, just lost her battle to breast cancer and passed away yesterday.

The actress had been fighting against breast cancer for the past two years, and on July 12, 2020, she finally lost the war and succumbed to her health.

Her husband, actor John Travolta and daughter Ella Blue took to Instagram to announce the sad news, and there was an outpouring of love from friends, celebrities and fans alike.

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John Travolta & Kelly Preston: A 28-Year-Old Marriage

John Travolta & Kelly Preston in happier times
Kelly Preston / Instagram

Kelly Preston and John Travolta got married in 1991, and it was Preston's second marriage, culminating in three children: sons Jett and Benjamin and daughter Ella Bleu.

Both Travolta and Preston have been staunch Scientologists, and have been the church's greatest publicists, for long.

In fact, when their oldest son Jett died of a sudden seizure at the age of 16, Preston and Travolta attributed their healing to the Church of Scientology, saying they could not have broken free from the depression without the church's support.

Here's a pic of Travolta with Jett, in happier times...

Travolta Goodbye Note For Kelly Was Very Emotional

John Travolta / Instagram

On Sunday, Travolta took to Instagram to pen down a heartfelt note and tribute for his wife of 28 years, writing, "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. "

He continued, "My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side."

This is what Kelly Preston's last Christmas looked like...

Celebrities & Fans Poured In Condolences For The Travoltas

John Travolta / Instagram

He continued by saying, "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."

Celebrities like Mariah Carey and Meghan Trainor were quick to send in their condolences and the post was liked by more than 350,000 fans and followers.

Kelly Preston was clearly loved by many and shall be missed by more...

Daughter Ella Also Wrote A Tear-Jerking Memorial For Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston / Instagram

Travolta and Preston's daughter Ella also took to Instagram to celebrate her mother's life and bid her a tearful adieu.

Selma Blair commented, "Sending you love, Ella. Your mother was one of the sweetest. As I am sure you are too. Her goodness. Her beauty. It hurts. I am so sorry. So sorry. For your loss."

The one condolence that many sent to both Ella and John Travolta was that now, Kelly was finally reunited with their boy, Jett Preston. Fans hope both Kelly and Jett are at peace now and wish Kelly an everlasting rest in peace.

RIP, Kelly Preston.

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