Jett died in 2009 and his mother, Kelly Preston, passed away in 2020.
John Travolta paid a tribute to his late son, Jett on Wednesday on Instagram. It would have been his 30th birthday so Travolta wrote a heartwarming message for his son.
He captioned a black and white picture with Jett, "My dearest Jetty, I miss you more than words can say. I think about you everyday. Happy Birthday. Love, your Dad." He had Jett with his late wife Kelly Preston. Jett died in January 2009 while on holiday in the Bahamas with his family. After having a seizure at his family's holiday villa at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island, the 16-year-old struck his head on a bathtub, per PEOPLE.
Preston informed Montel Williams in 2003 that Jett got "very, very ill, but it seemed like flu symptoms" when he was two years old, before being diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, a condition that can cause inflammation of the arteries reports New Zealand Herald. The child had a history of seizures and was autistic. He was found unconscious by a caretaker ans was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Jett's mother died on July 12, 2020 after a two-year long battle with breast cancer, per another report by PEOPLE. Preston and Travolta have three other children, Ella, 22, and Benjamin, 11. A representative of the family confirmed her death by saying, "Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends." They added, "She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched."
Travolta also confirmed his wife's death by a heartbreaking Instagram 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." He added, "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."
The couple was married for over 30 years and they met back in 1987 at the screen test for the comedy, The Experts. Preston was married to Kevin Gage at the time but it was an unhappy marriage. After divorcing Gage, Preston went ahead to date a few other people before being in a serious relationship with Travolta for four years. The couple got engaged in Switzerland in 1990 and got married in France in 1991. Travolta has stayed focused on his two children after his wife's death.
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