Kelly Preston died on July 12, 2020, after a two-year battle with breast cancer. Preston’s death has really hurt John Travolta, who was married to her. The two have been together for over 20 years. They met at a screen test for the 1989 movie The Experts (per People).
Even though Preston was married to actor Kevin Gage at the time, Travolta fell in love with her at first sight. When asked on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen if she also fell in love at first sight, she said, “Kinda. Let’s just say I wasn’t that happy with my marriage. I really chose the wrong person to be with.”
Preston married Kevin Gage in 1985, but after only two years of marriage, the couple broke up. Then, Preston moved in with George Clooney for a short time until they broke up in 1989. From 1989 to 1990, he was engaged to actor Charlie Sheen, who asked him to marry him with a 25-carat diamond ring.
Did you know that The National Enquirer once reported that the actor John Travolta and actress Kelly Preston were once planning to get a divorce soon after their 16-year-old autistic son Jet died from a seizure?
John Travolta And Kelly Preston Almost Filed For Divorce
Travolta was so upset by the tragic incident that happened in 2009 that he went on a five-day cruise by himself in the Caribbean.
But there’s more.
He planned to come back and file for a divorce.
Sources say that John and Kelly were so shocked at the time that they couldn’t feel anything.
The couple was so sad they couldn’t breathe. Almost nothing could keep their attention.
John told a friend at one point that he and Kelly were no longer close. She did nothing but cry.
But John used the time on the cruise to think about his life. The cruise changed the way they felt about each other.
It’s a surprising turn of events for a relationship that has survived the tragic death of their 16-year-old son Jett in 2009, as well as multiple rumors of cheating and other problems, for almost 30 years.
Even though John was about to lose it, he decided not to go through with the divorce. They just needed another child.
The pain taught the couple something. Their love brought them back together, and they had a child. The fact that Travolta stayed with his wife Preston made it possible for a miracle child to be born.
Even though they have both been through terrible things, John and Kelly had always been there for each other.
Kelly Preston Died In 2020 While Still Married To John Travolta
After a two-year struggle with breast cancer, Travolta’s loving wife passed away on July 12, 2020, at the age of 57, he revealed on Instagram. The actor wrote, “Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered.”
Three months after the death of his wife, on October 13, 2020, Travolta posted a throwback image in memory of Preston’s 58th birthday. The touching post features a side-by-side photo of the couple on their wedding day with Travolta’s mother and father.
He captioned the photo, “Happy Birthday hon! I found this photo of my mom and dad’s wedding. It was nice to see ours alongside theirs. All my love, John.”
Seven months after the tragic passing of his wife Kelly Preston, John Travolta listed his 20-bedroom Maine estate for sale last year for $5 million.
The actress and the Saturday Night Fever actor purchased the home together 30 years ago, the same year they were wed. After a quiet, two-year fight with breast cancer, Kelly tragically passed away, leaving John and his children in deep sorrow.
After a quiet, two-year fight with breast cancer, Kelly tragically passed away, leaving John and his children in deep sorrow.