John Travolta Opens Up About Mourning The Death Of Wife Kelly Preston

John Travolta has dealt with a lot of loss in his life while also entertaining his fans with hit films such as "Grease" and "Face Off" (via IMDb). Behind the scenes he's had to face some tragic and heartbreaking moments within his own family (via Page Six). 

In 2009, John and his wife Kelly Preston tragically lost their son, Jett Travolta. Jett was only 16-years-old at the time of his death. He passed away following a seizure while the family was vacationing in The Bahamas. In April 2021, the actor marked what would have been his son's 29th birthday by sharing a sweet black and white photo of the father and son together on his Instagram account. In the caption, he wrote, "Happy birthday my beautiful Jetty. I love you."

John's daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta, also shared a tribute to her late brother on the special day. In addition to honoring Jett, the actor and his family will be forced to confront another sad event: the one-year anniversary of Kelly's death. For the first time since her passing, the proud husband and father is opening up about the loss of his beloved wife.

John Travolta opens up about Kelly Preston's death

John Travolta is speaking out about the healing process following his wife Kelly Preston's heartbreaking death in July 2020. At the age of 57, the actress passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer. 

Travolta opened up about Preston's death during an interview with Esquire Spain, per the Daily Mail. "I have learned that mourning someone, mourning, is personal. Mourning is individual and experiencing your own journey is what can lead to healing," the actor admitted. "This is different from someone else's journey. The most important thing you can do to help another when they are in mourning is to allow them to live it and not complicate it with yours. That's my experience."

He later added, "Life is movement and a journey; what you leave behind in people, I guess that's your legacy. How they interpret my life will be different for each one. And that's fine, because that will be me."

The actor also spoke about his children, Ella Travolta and Benjamin Travolta. "It is what I do with Ella now with her films and teaching her to work in the profession," he explained. "Ben is barely 10 years old. I want to help him evolve because he has his whole life ahead of him. The best thing I do is try to get to that part of life that allows me to enjoy it, and that joy is experiencing dance, music ... and people," Travolta revealed.