In Travolta, Preston discovered
her particular person
. The pair would have been married 29 years in September. Now Travolta and their two kids
are privately mourning. Preston died Sunday at the age of 57 after a two year battle with breast cancer.
The couple had an everlasting love story in Hollywood — a rarity within the business — which survived tragedy and celebrated every others’ triumphs.
Throughout an look on “Reside with Kelly and Ryan,” co-host Kelly Ripa famous that she would typically see Preston and Travolta dancing collectively. It was a theme which got here up typically — not shocking on condition that Travolta was recognized for his strikes in movies just like the one which made him a megastar, 1977’s “Saturday Night time Fever.”
Preston famous dancing with him in addition to Travolta’s lips, laughing and having enjoyable as among the greatest issues about being married to him throughout her “Watch What Occurs Reside” look.
She stated they danced “on a regular basis.
They grew to become buddies by way of working collectively on “The Specialists” and that turned to romance.
The couple married in 1991, selecting to elope to Paris after their wedding ceremony plans in New York Metropolis grew to become unmanageable. They later needed to make it official within the states as soon as they discovered there have been residency necessities to marry in France. On the purple carpet for the 2018 movie “Gotti,” which they co-starred in (him enjoying the famed mobster John Gotti and her enjoying his spouse, Victoria Gotti), Travolta shared the key for maintaining their romance alive with Us Weekly.
“We’re so busy with the children and our careers and being pro-active in our church,” he stated, referring to their membership within the Church of Scientology. “Day-after-day is date evening.” Preston advised the publication “I believe that we have been good collectively, that we picked the fitting individuals and maintaining it sincere and speaking and checking in with one another.” “A relationship does not simply occur,” she stated. “You must work at it. You have to maintain it enjoyable and that is what we do.”
Household life was sacred to them after they welcomed son Jett in 1992, adopted by daughter Ella in 2000. Tragedy struck in 2009 when Jett died following a seizure because the household vacationed within the Bahamas.
“The church by no means left our sides for 2 years” Travolta advised Us Weekly final yr in regards to the tragedy. “I do not know if I might have made it by way of with out their help.” Their son Benjamin was born in 2010. Preston, then 48 years outdated, advised “In the present day” in 2011 that it had taken her three years to conceive Benjamin and “I did not [consider the risks]. I simply thought-about that it was troublesome.”
“I by no means thought that may be me in any respect,” Preston stated of her being pregnant. “So, I believe we’re simply actually completely satisfied that we’re so lucky.” The celebs reveled in being mother and father and in that very same interview Preston stated having her second son had been “splendidly therapeutic” following the dying of Jett. Her final publish on Instagram was a tribute to Travolta on Father’s Day.
“Joyful Father’s Day to the perfect one I do know, we love you,” Preston wrote in a caption displaying the couple with Ella and Benjamin and a photograph of Travolta with Jett.