John Travolta, the legendary actor and dancer, took to Instagram to celebrate his wedding anniversary with his late wife, Kelly Preston. The couple tied the knot in 1991 after meeting on the set of their film, The Experts, and remained together for 28 years until Preston’s passing in 2020.
Travolta posted a touching video of their daughter, Ella Bleu, walking elegantly in a beautiful floral midi dress, as the song “The Shadow of Your Smile” played in the background. Ella, now 23, smiled at the camera and placed her hands in her pockets, exuding the same poise and grace as her late mother.
The actor captioned the post, “Our baby girl Ella in celebration of Kelly’s and my wedding anniversary. I’m so proud of you!! I know Mama would be too!” Ella responded in the comments section, writing, “I love you both so much❤️.”
Travolta’s fans were quick to shower Ella with compliments, with one user saying, “She’s such a graceful class act. You and Kelly raised one stunningly gorgeous daughter. How proud you must be✨✨✨.” Another commented, “She really is the perfect mix of you both ❤️,” while a third wrote, “Well, I just burst into tears. ❤️.”
Travolta and Preston were an iconic Hollywood power couple, with Preston best known for her role in Jerry Maguire and Travolta for his roles in Grease and Pulp Fiction. They shared two children together, Jett and Ella, and Travolta has spoken candidly about the difficulties of coping with their passing.
In an interview with Esquire Spain, Travolta said, “I learned that mourning someone, living in grief, is very personal. Grief is personal and finding your own path is what could lead to healing. It’s different than someone else’s journey.”
Travolta also reflected on his long-lasting Hollywood career, saying, “When you are famous, you live in a kind of plastic bubble, cloistered like an oyster. You can’t abandon it if you want to go out on a normal day to explore life. Part me of was already familiar with this kind of life. Fame is what had made me prepare for these rare times that we live in.”
While Travolta and his family may have faced their share of challenges, they continue to honor the memory of Kelly Preston and celebrate the life they shared together.