John Travolta has revealed that his wife, Kelly Preston, has died at the age of 57 after a two-year battle with breast cancer.
On Sunday, the famous actor took to Instagram, where he paid tribute to Kelly. The 66-year-old star praised Kelly for being strong and for fighting till the end.
He wrote: “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. 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.”
He went on to explain that he will be taking some time out to be with his family: “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. All my love, JT”.
John and Kelly got married back in 1991. Kelly is survived by her children — Ella and Benjamin, 9. John and Kelly lost their son, Jett, in 2009.
Ella Travolta — the 20-year-old daughter of Kelly hared a painful message about her mother.
She wrote: “I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful, and loving as you. Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine, and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy. Thank you for being there for me no matter what.”
She concluded by: “Thank you for your love. Thank you for your help, and thank you for making this world a better place. You have made life so beautiful, and I know you will continue to do so always. I love you so much, mama.❤️”
Her name has been a trending topic on social media since the news was announced and a lot of fans are mourning her.