John Travolta shares moving tribute to late wife Kelly Preston on Mother's Day

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Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the Gotti premiere. (WireImage)
Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the Gotti premiere. (WireImage)

John Travolta has shared a moving tribute to his late wife Kelly Preston on Mother's Day.

"We love and miss you Kelly. Happy Mother’s Day," he captioned an Instagram post about his wife who died less than two years ago of breast cancer at the age of 57.

The short clip goes on to feature a number of family photos of the couple as well as their three children including Jett in 2009, aged 16 after suffering a seizure in the Bahamas.

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The video included pictures from the couple's wedding in Paris in 1991. Travolta and Preston first met during filming of The Experts, a comedy that would go on to be released in 1989.

They would go on to work together in a number of films including Old Dogs, From Paris with Love and Battlefield Earth.

Travolta and Preston last appeared on screen together in 2018's Gotti where they played husband and wife.

Preston died July 2020 at the family home in Florida after being diagnosed with breast cancer two years earlier. She chose to keep her diagnosis private.

John Travolta and Kelly Preston at Lenny's Pizza. (Getty Images)
John Travolta and Kelly Preston at Lenny's Pizza. (Getty Images)

Travolta announced the news of her death on social media: "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."

The Pulp Fiction actor opened up about Preston's death during an interview with Esquire last year.

John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston at the opening of the Church of Scientology Museum in Los Angeles in 1991. (Getty Images)
John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston at the opening of the Church of Scientology Museum in Los Angeles in 1991. (Getty Images)

He said: "I felt so saturated with everyone's sadness that I didn't know what to do. The first thing you should do when you experience grief is to go to a place where you can live your mourning, without any interference. If I die tomorrow, the last thing I want to see is everyone around me sunk."

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