More than a month after Kelly Preston's death, Travolta returned to social media and shared a touching video in "in memory of momma."
It's been over a month since Kelly Preston said goodbye to the world following her two-year battle with breast cancer. After announcing her death, Preston's devastated husband John Travolta has been absent from social media. But two days ago, he returned to the picture/video-sharing platform and posted a video that has melted everyone's hearts. The actor was seen sharing a special dance with his 20-year-old daughter Ella, as the two paid a tribute to his late spouse on Instagram My daughter @ella.travolta and I dancing in memory of momma, read the caption of the touching clip, noting that "dancing with me" was one of Kelly's favorite things.
The 66-year-old twirled Ella around as they swayed to the melody of piano music which sourced from the background of the short clip. Previously, Ella shared a heartwarming tribute for her "courageous, strong, beautiful, and loving" mother. I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful, and loving as you. Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy. Thank you for being there for me no matter what. Thank you for your love. Thank you for your help and thank you for making this world a better place. You have made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do so always. I love you so much mama.❤️, she wrote.
Travolta also shared an emotional tribute for his "beautiful wife." 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. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side, he wrote.
Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered, expressed the Grease actor, apologizing in advance for his absence. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal. All my love, JT, read the post. Preston's death devastated the actor, who tied the knot with her in 1991 after dating for roughly a year and a half, especially after the couple lost their 16-year-old son Jett to a fatal seizure while on a family vacation in 2009.
According to Daily Mail, Travolta was left facing a "make-or-break" moment over his 45-year devotion with Scientology after having defied the Church's opposition to cancer treatments in a bid to save his wife. He lauded Preston's medical team for all their support and some of his friends and former Scientology members suggested "he (Travolta) is drifting away from the Church", noting that founder L Ron Hubbard was "really opposed to chemotherapy and radiation." Preston passed away in the early hours of July 12. She is survived by her two children, daughter Ella, 20, and son, Benjamin, who is nine, and husband John Travolta.
A family representative told PEOPLE, "Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends." They added, "She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time."