After Kelly Preston’s tragic death, John Travolta devoted himself to raising their kids

Losing a spouse, particularly at a relatively young age, is undoubtedly one of life’s greatest challenges.

John Travolta and his family have endured several difficult years. In 2020, his wife and mother of their children, Kelly Preston, tragically passed away after battling breast cancer.

Since then, John has remained steadfast in his commitment to being the best father he can be.

Throughout the years, Travolta has established himself as one of the most remarkable actors of his generation. Alongside his career achievements, he found love and built a beautiful family.

In 1992, following a romantic proposal at the Palace Hotel restaurant in Gstaad, Switzerland, the previous year, John Travolta exchanged vows with Kelly Preston.

Their secret wedding took place on September 5, 1991, at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris.

Kelly, born on October 13, 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii, shared John’s passion for the film industry. She pursued acting at the University of Southern California and embarked on a successful career, appearing in numerous major films such as Mischief, Twins, Jerry Maguire, and For Love of the Game.

Despite minor television roles, Kelly’s legacy in film was significant. Her final film role was in the 2018 movie Gotti. Tragically, Kelly passed away in July 2020 at the age of 57 after bravely battling breast cancer.

“On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, beloved wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer,” a family representative announced.

Kelly had chosen to keep her diagnosis private. Sally Phillips, her co-star in Off the Rails, her final film, revealed that they were unaware of her illness while filming.

“She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many,” Travolta wrote. “Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered.”

In the wake of Kelly’s passing, Travolta emphasized the importance of family, particularly his children, Ella, 22, and Ben, 11. Tragically, their eldest son, Jett, passed away at the age of 16.

Travolta and Preston shared 19 years of marriage and three children. Understandably, less than a year after Kelly’s death, Travolta is not considering entering into a new relationship.

“John’s had no shortage of friends wanting to set him up, and there are plenty of women interested in dating him,” an insider revealed. “But John isn’t ready.”

Instead, Travolta is focusing on supporting his children and navigating his grief. He recently shared his perspective on mourning, emphasizing its deeply personal nature.

In addition to Kelly’s passing, Travolta also faced the loss of his eldest son, Jett, in 2009. Jett’s death deeply affected him, underscoring the significance of family and resilience in times of adversity.

Today, three years after Kelly’s passing, Travolta remains devoted to his role as a father. He has taken a step back from his career to prioritize family time and support his children.

Travolta’s recent on-screen appearance in a Super Bowl commercial, alongside his daughter Ella, exemplified his commitment to family and provided a moment of joy amid grief.

Ella, following in her father’s footsteps, has pursued acting, with Travolta expressing pride in her achievements. He frequently shares glimpses of his children’s lives on social media, celebrating their milestones and cherishing their bond.

As Travolta continues to navigate life without Kelly, he finds solace in family and cherished memories. While he recently listed their Maine vacation home for sale, he remains rooted in his Florida estate, where he enjoys spending time with his children.

Despite the challenges, Travolta remains grateful for the love and support he has received, emphasizing the importance of legacy and the enduring impact of those we hold dear.