John Travolta has marked his late wife Kelly Preston’s 60th birthday with a sweet message, following her death in 2020.
The Grease star, 68, took to Instagram to share a photo of him with Kelly from a red carpet event, writing: ‘Happy birthday to my favourite dance partner! We love you and miss you Kelly.’
after battling breast , would have turned 60 on this birthday.
In the snap, Travolta was seen wearing an all-black suit and shirt and placing his hands around Preston’s waist, as she complemented the look in a black dress with white cutouts and a sixties-inspired backcombed hairdo.
The couple had been married for over 28 years before Preston’s death, after meeting on the set of the comedy film The Experts, which was released in 1989.
They shared three children together – Ella, 22, Benjaminin January 2009 after suffering a seizure in the Bahamas.
Preston and Travolta married in 1991 and went on to star in several more films together, including Old Dogs in 2009, From Paris With Love in 2010 and 2018’s Gotti.
Travolta had shared the news of Preston’s death, telling fans 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 star opened up on his grief last year, telling : ‘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.’
He added: ‘Grief is individual and experiencing your own journey is what can lead to healing.
‘The most important thing you can do to help someone else when they are grieving is to allow them to experience it and not complicate it with yours.’