This is such sad news to wake up to this morning. John Travolta took to Instagram to share the unfortunate death of his wife, Kelly Preston. It seems she was batting breast cancer for the past two years, a diagnosis the family had keep private all this time.
“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,” Travolta said. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”
The couple had three children together, 28 year-old Ella, 9 year-old Benjamin, Jett who passed away at 16 years old in 2009. They had been married for 28 years.
Kelly enjoyed a successful career as an actor kicking off her career in 1985 with her first major movie role in Mischief after several minor roles in television shows, including For Love and Honor. You might have also watched her in SpaceCamp (1986),Twins (1988), Jerry Maguire (1996) and For Love of the Game (1999). Preston's final film role was in the 2018 film Gotti in which she played Victoria Gotti, the wife of Mafia boss John Gotti, who was portrayed on screen by Travolta.