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How John Travolta Honored Late Wife Kelly Preston on Mother’s Day

John Travolta posted the ultimate Mother’s Day tribute to his late wife Kelly Preston on Instagram on May 8. Beginning with the words “From me To you,” the 68-year-old old shared a heartwarming video montage set to the song “That Face” by Barbara Streisand.

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In the clip, Travolta included numerous family photos, including snaps from the couple’s 1987 wedding day in Paris, holiday celebrations, joint magazine covers and many tender moments with their kids Ella, 22, Benjamin, 11, and Jett, who died at the age of 16 in 2009 after suffering a seizure.

The actor signed off the video message with the words, “With all my love, Johnny.”

Preston died at the age of 57 in July 2020, two years after she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. In announcing Kelly’s death on his Instagram account, the Saturday Night Fever star wrote that the actress “fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”

Travolta reflected on his loss shortly before the one-year anniversary of Preston’s death, telling Esquire Spain that he learned mourning is a “personal” experience that varies from person to person.

“I learned that crying for someone, living in mourning, is something personal,” he shared in April 2021. “Grief is individual and experiencing your own journey is what can lead to healing.

The most important thing you can do to help someone else when they are grieving is to allow them to experience it and not complicate it with yours.”

The Oscar nominee said that a lot of people tried to comfort him after Kelly’s death, but it didn’t help, saying, “I felt so saturated with everyone’s sadness that I didn’t know what to do.”

“I felt so saturated with everyone’s sadness that I didn’t know what to do,” she told the outlet in.

“The first thing you should do when you experience grief is to go to a place where you can live your mourning, without any interference.”

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