John Travolta ‘Ensures’ His Children Will Thrive Despite Family’s Heartbreak
May 13, 2022 by apost team
Born John Joseph Travolta in 1954, he was the youngest of six children who grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, with parents who were in the entertainment business, according to Biography.com.The would-be actor decided early on that he, too, would become an entertainer, dropping out of high school at the age of 16 to pursue acting. Soon enough, he had landed his first role in an off-broadway production in 1972, only to join as a replacement for a cast member on a Broadway production of “Grease.”
The heartthrob burst onto Hollywood's scene when he appeared in a succession of films, including "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease," and quickly, he became a rising star. And although his career has had its ups and downs, he's always managed to rise back to the top.
Sadly, the last couple of years have been difficult for John and his family, as his wife of nearly three decades, actress Kelly Preston, passed away in July 2020 after a long battle with breast cancer. Since then, the star actor has made a few public mentions of the family's loss, as has his lookalike daughter Ella Bleu Travolta.
After taking some time to grieve in private and to be there for his daughter and son, Travolta began making a reappearance on social media in late 2020, often posting moving tributes to his late wife and honoring her legacy. Now in 2022, Travolta is still spending a lot of time with his children. Read on to see how how the Hollywood actor is continuing to raise his family without his late wife.
In July of 2020, Travolta was the one to share the tragic news with the world following Preston's two-year "courageous fight" against breast cancer, which she'd kept away from the public. Sadly, despite the efforts of all medical professionals involved as well as her own determination, cancer won in the end. Writing on Instagram, Travolta said:
"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."
He went on to say that he'd be taking time off to be there for kids Ella Bleu and Benjamin as they all mourned Preston's passing:
"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"
In an exclusive with Esquire Mexico in 2021 Travolta opened up about the grief he and his family were experiencing.
"Grief is personal and finding your own path is what could lead to healing. It's different than someone else's journey," he said. "The most important thing you can do to help people going through grief is allow them the space to live it and not complicate their journey with your own."
Now that Travolta’s two kids are growing older with Ella being 22 and Benjamin being just 11-years-old he is still a crucial part of their lives.
Travolta told Esquire he will do anything and everything he can to help his children. He said,
"The most important thing you can do to help another when they are in mourning is to allow them to live it and not complicate it with yours. That's my experience."
The star actor continued by saying: "I will ensure the future of my children, help them with what they want to do with their lives.” He added, "It is what I do with Ella now with her films and teaching her to work in the profession. Ben is barely ten years old. I want to help him evolve because he has his whole life ahead of him."
To keep up with Travolta and his family the best way is by following him on social media. The star’s Instagram account has nearly four million followers. Fans and followers can find sweet videos of their life activities and lifestyle on his page. He also supports his children on the platform too. His Instagram bio showcases a link where fans can download and listen to his daughter Ella’s new song.
Internet users love seeing the family together and comment saying, “Beautiful family, Ella looks so much like her mom there.”
Others flock to his page and comment, “I enjoy the family video. Always life is beautiful.”
Despite Travolta’s heartbreaking loss, the family is happy being together and seems closer than ever.John Travolta (2018), (Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty Images)
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