Kelly Preston should have celebrated her 59th birthday on Wednesday, October 13, but the disease took her away. John Travolta’s wife, who had battled breast cancer for two years, died last July at the age of 57. The actor wanted to pay tribute to him on his Instagram account, for what would have been his birthday. The “Saturday Night Fever” star shared a photo of his wife smiling and waving to the crowd at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where she was promoting their movie “Gotti.” In caption, John Travolta wrote soberly: “Happy birthday Kelly. We miss you and we love you very much. “
“We miss you and we love you very much”
This is not the first time that the actor pays tribute to his wife. More than a month after his disappearance, the actor had danced with his daughter, Ella, in his honor. John Travolta then specified that Kelly Preston liked to dance with him. The couple married in 1991. Together, they had three children: Ella (21), Benjamin (10) and Jett, who died in 2009 after a heart attack during a family trip to the island of Grand Bahama.
Last August, John Travolta had delivered a moving testimony by recalling, on the program “Hart to Heart”, the intimate conversation he had with his son Ben about the death of his mother. “He once said to me: ‘As mom passed away, I’m afraid you too will die,” “the actor explained. “I said, ‘These are very different things.’ Then I went over the differences in my longevity and her mother’s life. “
“The mourning of someone is something very personal”
John Travolta then continued, “Nobody knows when he’s going to leave or when he’s going to stay. Your brother left when he was 16. Too young. Your mother left when she was 57. It was too young. But who knows? I could die tomorrow. You could die too. So let’s say it’s part of life. We don’t know exactly. We just do our best to try to live as long as possible. “
In the Spanish version of ” Esquire », The actor had confided on the mourning. “I learned that mourning someone, dealing with grief is something very personal, he confided. Grieving is individual and going on your own journey is what can lead to healing. Your grief is different from someone else’s journey. “