Legendary Hollywood actor took to Instagram today to announce the sad demise of his wife, Kelly Preston, after a 2-year-long battle with breast cancer. She was 57. Kelly, an actress herself, has appeared in movies like Mischief, For Love of the Game, Spellbinder, Space Camp, Twins, Jerry Maguire, Secret Admirer, The Experts, Sky High, Jack Frost, Last Song, What a Girl Wants, Addicted to Love and Cheyenne Warrior. Both husband and wife had also starred together in Old Dogs, Gotti and Battlefield Earth.
Taking to his official Instagram handle, John Travolta 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 centres 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”.
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John Travolta and Kelly Preston had been married for 29 years — a rarity in Hollywood — Ella, 20, and Benjamin, nine. Their other son, Jett, had passed away in 2009, aged 16.