John Travolta and Kelly Preston have been happily together for over 30 years. But in July 2020, the 57-year-old actress passed away due to breast cancer. Then the inconsolable husband asked the journalists to give his family time to recover from the terrible loss. But Kelly Preston is not the only woman whose life was claimed by a terrible disease. Many years ago, another Travolta fiancee struggled with the same diagnosis…
But fate played a cruel joke with John: taking away the woman he fell in love with at a very young age, then his son, and then the mother of his children.
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John Travolta was born on February 18, 1954 in a large family.In his youth, he mastered the basics of tap dancing and danced all his youth. It was this talent, in addition to acting, that made the young Travolta a star and an idol of youth.
The first big fame came to the young actor after the release of the film “Under the Hood” (1976). On the set, 21-year-old Travolta met Diana Hyland, who played his character’s mother.
John Travolta and Diana Hyland appeared together at social events and did not hide their feelings for each other. 40-year-old Diana was already famous, beautiful and rich. The young actor fell head over heels in love with the blond diva.
But their happiness was short-lived. In 1977, the actress was diagnosed with a terrible diagnosis – breast cancer. The disease developed rapidly, and within a few months, 41-year-old Diana died in the arms of her beloved man. For Travolta, the loss of his first big true love was a big shock.
After her death, the actress received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy or Drama for her role as Micah Lubitsch in Under the Hood. Travolta received the award for it.
In the late 1970s, John Travolta’s career took off. He starred in the musicals Saturday Night Fever and Grease. In the paintings, he showed himself to the fullest as a chic dancer and even a singer. In Grease, he and Olivia Newton-John themselves performed several songs that became hits. At that time, Travolta was the idol of youth.
Travolta has appeared in films such as Urban Cowboy, Puncture, The Experts. In 1989, the comedy Who Would Talk was released, in which John played with Kirstie Alley, whom he later called his favorite partner (the actors are still friends with their families). The success of the comedy was so great that two more parts were released after.
In the early 1990s, Travolta’s career was a little blown away, but his personal life improved. In 1991, he married actress Kelly Preston. A year later, the happy couple became parents for the first time – they had a son, Jett. But, when the boy was a few years old, he was diagnosed with two diagnoses: “autism spectrum disorder” and “Kawasaki syndrome”.
After another 8 years, Preston and Travolta had a daughter, Ella. The family was happy, despite the illness of the eldest heir. Parents filmed a lot, raised their son and daughter in great love, were crazy about each other.
Grief came to the Travolta family in early 2009: 16-year-old Jett fell in the bathroom during an epileptic seizure and hit his head. The guy died.
Inconsolable parents found the strength to live on. And a year later, 48-year-old Kelly Preston gave birth to a third child – the son of Benjamin. His birth to some extent helped the actors fill the void in the heart after the death of Jett.
Everything went on as usual again: family, children, work. By that time, Travolta was already a Hollywood superstar. In 1994, Quentin Tarantino revived John’s career with Pulp Fiction. He also starred in movie hits: “No Face”, “Broken Arrow”, “Michael”, “Phenomenon”, “Mad City”, “Password Swordfish” and many other films.
In 2018, Kelly Preston, like Diana Hyland, was diagnosed with breast cancer. The actress, with the support of her family, struggled with the disease for two years, but her body could not cope. On July 12, 2020, Kelly died.
John Travolta has been a widower for a year now. A few weeks ago, in a blog post, he addressed his deceased wife. “Darling Kelly, you gave me three of the most incredible children in the world. Thank you. We love you and miss you. Happy Mother’s Day,” the actor wrote heartily.