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John Travolta shares tribute to late wife on first Mother's Day since her death


John Travolta penned an emotional tribute to his late wife Kelly Preston on the first Mother’s Day since she passed away from breast cancer at the age of 57.

The Grease actor shared his poignant post on Instagram on Sunday alongside pictures of the couple and their children.

The Hollywood star, 67, wrote: “Dearest Kelly, you brought into my life three of the most wonderful children I have ever known. Thank you. We love and miss you. Happy Mother’s Day.”

The first image showed the pair smiling in a throwback post with kids Ella Bleu, now 21, and their then newborn son Benjamin who is now 10.



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John Travolta posted an emotional tribute to his late wife Kelly Preston on Sunday



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John Travolta shared an image of himself with Kelly Preston and their son Jet who died in 2009

The second picture showed the couple with their firstborn son Jett, who died in January 2009 at the age of 16.

Jett died after hitting his head on the side of a bathtub after suffering a seizure while on holiday with his family in the Bahamas.

Fans of the actor commented on his latest post to share their love and condolences.

The loving couple married in 1991 after meeting in 1987 while on the set of the movie The Experts.

The Saturday Night Fever star recently spoke about the pain of losing his wife in Esquire Spain.



John and Kelly married in 1991
John and Kelly married in 1991

Speaking in an interview for the May edition of the magazine, the actor said: “I have learned that mourning someone, mourning, is personal.

“Mourning is individual and experiencing your own journey is what can lead to healing.”

He also revealed that he plans to help his children in any way he can.



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He added: “I will ensure the future of my children, help them with what they want to do with their lives.

“It is what I do with Ella now with her films and teaching her to work in the profession,’ he said. ‘Ben is barely ten-years-old. I want to help him evolve because he has his whole life ahead of him.”

John also paid tribute to his son Jett last month on what would have been his 29th birthday.

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