On the first Mother’s Day since Kelly Preston lost her life to breast cancer, her husband, John Travolta, posted a sweet remembrance on Instagram. Alongside two pictures of the couple with their three kids–Jett, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin–over the years, the Pulp Fiction star wrote, “Dearest Kelly, you brought into my life three of the most wonderful children I have ever known. Thank you. We love and miss you. Happy Mother’s Day.” Preston passed away in July 2020 at the age of 57. She and Travolta had been married since 1991.
On her page, Ella wrote her own tribute to Preston, posting a throwback picture of the two of them together during Ella’s childhood. “Mama, thank you for all you have done for us and for this world,” she said. “I miss you and love you very much, but your smile, warmth and love is ever lasting. Wishing all of the moms a happy Mother’s Day❤️.”
Shortly after her mother passed, Ella posted a heartfelt tribute online, writing of Preston, “I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful, and loving as you. Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy…You have made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do so always. I love you so much mama.❤️”
Ella used the same photo in this post that John Travolta did to confirm his wife’s passing. In the post, he wrote, “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…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.”