Actress Kelly Preston, wife of John Travolta, succumbs to cancer

Lawrence Kim
July 13, 2020

The rep told People, "Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends". You have made life so handsome and I know you will continue to do so always.

Sadly, Travolta is no stranger to such unfortunate familial tragedies. The following year she appeared in the music video for Maroon 5′s "She Will Be Loved". In addition, Preston posted a black-and-white portrait of Travolta and Jett.

John Travolta and Kelly Preston belonged to an industry where relationships and marriages don't last long.

Travolta added he would be taking some time off to be with his children.

This is not the first time John has had to endure heartbreak of this kind. In Jerry Maguire, she played Tom Cruise's fiancee Avery Bishop, then co-starred opposite Kevin Costner in For Love of the Game.

Born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Hawaii, she lost her father at the age of three.

She spent part of her childhood in Australia and attended Pembroke School in Adelaide.

Preston eventually divorced Gage in 1987 and dated actors George Clooney and Charlie Sheen before settling for Travolta. She ended her relationship with Sheen in the late '80s, claiming that he shot her in the arm.

The news of her breast cancer battle came as a surprise to many.

Kelly Preston has sadly passed away.

Actor Spencer Breslin, who starred alongside Preston in the 2003 film The Cat In The Hat, tweeted: "RIP to my on screen mom, #kellypreston".

ReutersPreston and Travolta were married at a midnight ceremony in Paris in 1991 while the couple were expecting their first son, Jett.

The actress and philanthropist is survived by her husband and two children.

See more reactions to Preston's death below.

John and Kelly has also shared loving tributes in April on what would have been Jett's 28th birthday.

Crowe wrote on Twitter: "Kelly Preston".

Preston came to Los Angeles to study acting at the University of Southern California and took a string of bit-parts in television in the early 1980s, but it was that decade's teen sex comedy boom that made her a star. At the time of her death, Preston had been fighting the disease for over two years.

What is John Travolta's net worth? His Florida home is big enough that he can park two planes on the lawn.

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