John Travolta’s wife, Kelly Preston has died of breast cancer aged 57.
The actor confirmed her death in an Instagram post, writing: “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.”
Travolta added: “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.”
Their daughter Ella paid tribute to her mom in a moving post, writing: ‘I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as you.’
‘Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy. Thank you for being there for me no matter what.’
‘Thank you for your love. Thank you for your help and thank you for making this world a better place. You have made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do so always. I love you so much mama.’
Actress and former model Kelly Preston and John Travolta had been married for 29 years. They have two children, Ella, 20 and Benjamin, 9. A son, Jett, died in 2009 aged 16.