On the occasion of what would have been her 61st birthday, John Travolta took to Instagram on Oct. 13 to honor his late wife, Kelly Preston. The renowned actor opted for a heartfelt yet straightforward tribute, simply expressing, “Happy Birthday Kelly! We love you!” Accompanying his touching words was a snapshot of Preston captured in a serene moment.
In the photograph, she was adorned in a vibrant fuchsia nightgown, gracefully reclining on her stomach against a soft, silk gray curtain. With her right elbow delicately propped on the ground, her hand gently cradled her cheek, projecting a sense of tranquility and grace. Sporting slightly tousled blond locks, Preston’s natural beauty shone through with minimal makeup, accentuated by a subtle swipe of mascara and a matte nude lipstick. Adorning her neck was a delicate pendant suspended from a gold chain, adding a touch of elegance to the captured moment.
Travolta and Preston’s enduring love story began in 1991 when they tied the knot. Their union was blessed with three children: their daughter Ella Bleu, now 23, their son Benjamin, aged 12, and their late son Jett, who tragically passed away at the tender age of 16 in 2009, preceding his mother.
During the commemoration of what would have been their 32nd anniversary in September, Travolta shared a poignant insight into the resemblance between his daughter, Ella, and her late mother. He posted a video showcasing Ella trying on a graceful white and maroon floral dress, accompanied by the caption, “Our baby girl Ella in celebration of Kelly’s and my wedding anniversary – I’m so proud of you!! I know mama would be too!” This heartfelt homage serves as a testament to the enduring love and cherished memories that remain etched in Travolta’s heart.