John Travolta Shares Sweet Family Video with daughter on First Christmas After Kelly Preston’s Death

John Travolta Shares Sweet Family Video with daughter on First Christmas After Kelly Preston’s Death


John Travolta's longtime wife Kelly Preston passed away in July after a battle with breast cancer.

And this Christmas was the Saturday Night Live actor's first without the Jerry Maguire actress by his side.

John Travolta celebrated the holidays with his family.

On Friday, the actor, 66, wished his followers a merry Christmas in a sweet video that also featured his daughter Ella Bleu, 20, and son Benjamin, 10.



On Friday, the 66-year-old shared a video featuring his daughter Ella Bleu, 20, and son Benjamin, 10, at their home as he wished fans a Merry Christmas.

'Merry Christmas, Ella!' The pilot said. Ella looked so beautiful in black pajamas as she stood in a white frost in front of the Christmas tree holding her phone.

He had several packages on his back as well as a black luggage. Benjamin was shirtless as he sat in a green chair and enjoyed the cookie.

'Merry Christmas from the Travolta family!' the Face/Off star wrote in his Instagram caption.

Also not in the video was his son Jett who passed away in 2009 at the age of 16 after he suffered a seizure and hit his head in a bathroom.

Kelly's passing was a shock to fans as she had kept her health struggles a secret.

This marked Travolta's first Christmas since the death of his wife Kelly Preston in July. Their son Jett died at age 16 in January 2009.

A family representative told magazine, 'On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer.''Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends,' the family rep said. 'She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cares deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time.'

Travolta and Preston were married for 29 years before her death in July. 

Although Travolta doesn’t often share photos of his children online, he did share an adorable father-son snapshot last month to celebrate Ben’s first double-digit birthday.

"Happy 10th birthday my wonderful Ben! I love you!" the actor wrote alongside a photo that showed him giving his son a hug as they smiled for the camera.

Ben's big sister also posted her own tribute, captioning a solo shot of the birthday boy on a boat.

"Happy Birthday Benjamin!!!! To the sweetest boy in the world, I am so lucky to have you in my life," she wrote. "Even though I am your older sister, you continue to teach me so much every day. You are my best friend and I love you to the moon and back. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"

Since Preston's death in July, the Grease star has marked a number of milestones he would have shared with his late wife, including what would have been her 58th birthday in October.

"Happy Birthday hon!" he wrote alongside a photo from his 1991 wedding to Preston, which he shared alongside a shot of his own parents' wedding.

"I found this photo of my mom and dad‘s wedding. It was nice to see ours alongside theirs. All my love, John,” he added.

A family representative told PEOPLE exclusively of Preston’s death on July 12, saying in a statement, “On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away rolling a two-year battle with breast cancer.”

"Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends," the family rep said. "She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time."

'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 wrote on Instagram. 

John also shared a message on Thanksgiving Day. 

John showed off his shaved head and sported a black turtleneck while addressing his three million followers on social media. 

'I just wanted to take this moment to thank each and every one of you for supporting me in such an incredible way this year,' he said. 'Happy Thanksgiving and always love.'  

John's last film was 2019's The Fanatic.