In September, barely two months from now, the couple would have marked their 29th anniversary.
On Sunday, Kelly Preston died at 57 after a long battle with breast cancer, as we reported earlier. Her last Instagram post was on June 22nd, and it honored her husband of 28 years as the best father in the world. Preston and John Travolta got married on September 5th, 1991. The sweet post on Instagram featured a selfie of Preston and Travolta, 66, with their two kids Ella, 20, and Benjamin, 9. They always made sure to remember Jett Travolta, their son who died at 16 in 2009 after suffering a seizure. Preston wrote: Happy Father’s Day to the best one I know, we love you. On Monday, Travolta mourned his late wife as he shared the devastating news on Instagram.
He wrote: 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. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. 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.
Daughter Ella also expressed her grief via Instagram, writing: 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.
In two months, the couple would have celebrated their 29th year together, but Travolta was robbed of that opportunity, rather cruelly. On September 5th, 2019, the couple celebrated their 28th anniversary together, as we reported earlier. To celebrate the occasion, Preston posted a cute picture of the two on her Instagram account. The heartfelt note to her husband read: To my dearest Johnny, the most wonderful man I know. You have given me hope when I have felt lost, loved me patiently and unconditionally… made me laugh harder than any other human being possible... shared the most beautiful highs and at times lows. She continued: You’re a dream Daddio and make life so much fun!! I trust my love with you implicitly... with you I know I will always be okay no matter what happens... I love you forever and completely. Happy 28th Anniversary @johntravolta 💕♥️🥰
And Travolta was quick to respond to it with a comment that read: I love you so much, Kelly! Thank you for all your love and for being such a wonderful wife and mother @therealkellypreston. After dating for roughly a year and a half, the two of them tied the knot in 1991. It's no easy feat to sustain a marriage for so long, and Preston, back then, had revealed the secret to their successful marriage. "I think that we were just right together, that we picked the right people and keeping it honest and communicating and checking in with each other. A relationship doesn’t just happen. You have to work at it. You’ve got to keep it fun and that’s what we do."
Crediting the healthy communication between the two for their long-lasting marriage, she said, "Communication is huge... Continue playing. People will let their marriage go but you have to have fun, play, have a date night, you know, make it last." In addition, she shared how the couple "dance all the time" and cherishes every moment spent with their children Ella, 18, and Benjamin, 7 (and Jett). "We dance at home, we go dancing," said the 56-year-old actress about her fun dates nights with her husband. She also noted that their children are one of the reasons why the couple share such a strong bond. "Our children keep our interest in life very high. Their future is very important to us." May your soul rest in peace, Kelly.