John Travolta’s wife – Actress Kelly Preston died after losing her battle with breast cancer Sunday morning. Kelly Preston had been battling breast cancer for two years. She was 57-years-old.
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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
Kelly Kamalelehua Smith was born in Honolulu. Preston studied acting at the University of Southern California before landing some bit parts on television including “CHiPs” and “Roseanne.” Kelly Preston also appeared in “For Love and Honor and starred as Marnie Mason, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character’s love interest in the comedy “Twins,”
Kelly Preston and John Travolta eloped to Paris in 1991. Preston also starred in 90’s classics like “Jerry Maguire” and “For Love of the Game.”In 1992 she and Travolta welcomed their first child, son Jett, who died in 2009 following a seizure, while the family vacationed in the Bahamas.
Kelly Preston is survived by her children, Ella Bleu Travolta and Benjamin Travolta.