John Travolta and his daughter pay homage to Kelly Preston on first mother’s day since her death

John Travolta pays tribute to late wife Kelly Preston on mother's day

John Travolta and Kelly Preston
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The late Kelly Preston has been remembered by her husband John Travolta and her daughter as they celebrated their first Mother’s Day without her.

John Travolta and his daughter Ella have paid homage to the late Kelly Preston who died last year from breast cancer. John and Kelly's daughter, Ella, shared a throwback image of herself as a child with her mother. 

Ella's caption to this adorable post read, “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 everlasting. Wishing all of the moms a happy Mother’s Day.”


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John Travolta also took to social media to remember his late wife. The actor posted two images on Instagram, first an image of himself sitting with his daughter Ella, son Benjamin and wife, Kelly, in bed. The second image was of John and Kelly and their late son Jett. Jett Travolta died at the age of 16 in 2009 when he suffered from a seizure.

John said on Instagram, “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.”

Since Kelly's death. The Travolta family have tried to stay upbeat and honor Kelly's memory. John Travolta celebrated his daughter's 21st birthday with heartfelt message, as Ella reached her milestone birthday without her mother. 

In February, John Travolta and his daughter danced to Grease for a Superbowl advert. The advert was also seen as a sweet tribute to the late Kelly Preston as only months before John posted a video of himself dancing with his daughter and captioned the post, "My daughter @ella.travolta and I dancing in memory of momma. One of Kelly's favorite things, dancing with me."

John and his daughter Ella use dancing to honor Kelly's memory, which adds a lovely meaning to this project, where the two worked together.