Ella Travolta and her famous father thanked her late mother, Kelly Preston, on the first Mother’s Day since her passing.
The 21-year-old daughter of John Travolta followed in her father’s footsteps and shared a heartfelt message to Preston on Sunday, May 9. Preston sadly passed away after a private two-year battle with breast cancer in July. Ella posted an adorable throwback of herself cuddling with her mom as they both smiled at the camera. She thanked Kelly for all of her love and put out good vibes into the world… just how her mom would have liked! Check out the touching message below.
“Mama, thank you for all you have done for us and for this world. I miss you and love you very much, but your smile, warmth and love is ever lasting,” Ella wrote in her tribute post. “Wishing all of the moms a happy Mother’s Day❤️.”
Ella’s sweet message struck a chord with Alec Baldwin who commented, “Your mother is one of the loveliest people I ever worked with.”
John also posted an emotional tribute to his late wife and shared pictures of Kelly and himself with their three children, Ella, Ben, and Jett, who tragically passed away in 2009.
“Dearest Kelly, you brought into my life three of the most wonderful children I have ever known. Thank you. We love and miss you. Happy Mother’s Day,” Travolta wrote on social media.
John has been grieving and mourning over the past year and recently opened up to Esquire Mexico about how other people can complicating that process.
“The most important thing you can do to help another person when they are in mourning is allow them to live through it and not complicate it with yours,” Travolta told Esquire last month. “Even though it’s great to have company, sometimes it turns into you helping them instead of you working on your loss and grief.”
“You have no idea how many people have come up to me … and afterward I’ve felt saturated with everyone else’s pain that I didn’t know what to do,” he continued. “The first thing you should do while going through grief is go somewhere where you can truly mourn, with no interruptions.”