John Travolta and his children wished his followers a Merry Christmas on Friday, their first holiday season since then. Kelly Preston passed away in July.
In a video posted on Instagram, A “Grease” actor showed kids Ella, 20, and Benjamin, 10, waving and speaking to his fans as they stood in front of a sparkling Christmas tree and lots of gifts.
Say, “Happy birthday, Ella. Say “Happy Birthday Ben,” Travolta can be heard saying from behind the camera.
Travolta, 66, has been open about his personal life this holiday season, thanking others for their support after the deaths of Preston, his wife and the mother of the children, who died in July at the age of 57 after a private battle with breast cancer.
“I just wanted to take this moment to thank each and every one of you for supporting me in an unbelievable way this year,” he said in a video posted on Instagram last month. “Happy thanks and love always.”
Travolta and Preston met while filming “The Experts” in 1988 and married at a midnight party in Paris in 1991. They had three children: daughter Ella and sons Benjamin and Jet, the latter of whom died at the age of 16 after suffering a seizure. The family was on vacation in the Bahamas in January 2009.
“With a very heavy heart I inform you of that My beautiful wife Kelly lost her two-year battle with breast cancerTravolta shared to Instagram July 13th. A brave battle was fought with the love and support of many.
“Kelly’s love and his life will always be remembered,” Travolta added in the post, saying that he plans to take a vacation “to be there for my children who have lost their mother. So forgive me in advance if you haven’t heard from us for a while. But please know that I will feel a flood of love in The coming weeks and months as we recover. “
Contribution: Brian Alexander