The one and only actress and model, Kelly Preston passed away this July. Her death was a blow for her fans as the news about battling the cancer was kept low. Her television and film appearance count is above sixty. She stepped into the industry at the age of 16. Preston’s first movie was “Mischief”, and she worked together with Maroon 5 for a video song “She Will Be Loved”. Preston married Jon Travolta at the age of 28 and had three children. Know more about Kelly Preston, and her husband’s tribute to her in this article.
Early Life and Family: Kelly Preston
Kelly Kamalelehua Smith aka Kelly Preston was the only daughter of his biological father. Later after her father’s death, her mother, Linda, got married to a personnel director, Peter Plazis. Kelly had a half brother named Chris Plazis, and she took her stage name from his adoptive father’s name. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States on 13 October 1962. She spent her early years in Iraq and then in Australia. In Adelaide, Preston attended Pembroke School. She studied in the same school where Barak Obama did and that too at the same time in Punahou School at Honolulu. From the University of Southern Columbia, she got her degree for the study of drama and theatre.
Marriage and Married Life: Kelly Preston
In 1985 Kelly married an actor Kevin Gage, but they got a divorce after two years of their marriage, in 1987. The same year of her divorce she met Jon Travolta during the filming of The Experts. John and Kelly found their way to each other soon and got married in 1991. They had two marriage ceremonies, the first one on 5 September in Paris and the second one on 12 September at Dayton Beach, Florida. Kelly had her first child, a no, Jett in 1992, the second being a girl, Ella Bleu in 2002 and her third child another boy, Benjamin in 2010. Jett died in 2009 as a teenager due to seizure later revealed by Kelly and Jon that he had autism also.
Death and Tributes: Kelly Preston
Preston was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018, and after two years of it at the age of 57 on 12 July 2020, she died. Kelly kept her diagnosis and treatment in MD Anderson Cancer Centre at Houston, Texas, a secret from the public. At the time of her death, she was in her home in Anthony, Florida, U.S.A. His husband, Jon Travolta, announced the news of her demise via an Instagram post with a heartbreaking caption.
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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. My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. 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. All my love, JT
The news was like a splash of cold water on the face for her fans, and they expressed their grief by commenting on the post. Not long after this post, Jon shared a dancing video on his Instagram account in which he is commemorating his wife with his daughter Ella. In the caption, he wrote that Kelly enjoyed dancing with him, and this is the way they (Jon and Ella) remember her. And on her birthday 13 October which would have been her 58th anniversary, Travolta shared a picture of his marriage with his parent’s alongside. This tribute felt very touching, and the fans wished Kelly a peaceful afterlife. Of you enjoyed this article, then read another one by me on the demise of Desiree Anzalone.