LOS ANGELES, California, July 12, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Actress Kelly Preston, longtime spouse of actor John Travolta, has died after a two-year battle with breast cancer.
Preston was 57-years-old.
News of Preston’s passing was confirmed by Travolta in an emotional post on Instagram Sunday night.
“It is with 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 here.
“Kelly’s love of 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.”
Preston and Travolta married in 1991. They had three children together — 20-year-old daughter Ella, 9-year-old son Benjamin, and son Jett, who died at the age of 16 in 2009.
Preston’s first major movie role was in the teen-comedy Mischief in 1985. She then starred in Spacecamp in 1986, before appearing in Twins with Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In 1991 Preston married John Travolta.
Preston landed other high-profile roles in the coming years.
In 1996 she appeared opposite Tom Cruise in the box office hit Jerry Maguire. She starred with George Clooney in Dusk Till Dawn also in 1996. A year later she appeared in Addicted to Love with Meg Ryan. In 1999 she landed a role in For the Love of the Game.
Preston’s final film role was in 2018 when she played opposite husband Travolta in the movie Gotti.