Kelly Preston, John Travolta’s wife dies at 57

This is the second tragedy in John Travolta’s life as the couple had lost their older son, who suffered from autism, at the age of 16

John Travolta’s wife, actress Kelly Preston has died at the age of just 57, having been defeated by breast cancer she had been battling for the past two years.

Kelly Preston, who began her career as a model before becoming an actress, passed away on the morning of July 12th, according to a family representative.

According to the statement, the 57-year-old had chosen to keep secret from the general public the fierce battle she was giving with the disease. She was undergoing treatment, with the support of her relatives and close friends.


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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.  My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. 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. All my love, JT

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Ms. Preston, who was born Oct. 13, 1962, in Honolulu. She appeared in the 1986 film “Space Camp” but she had a breakthrough as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s love interest in “Twins”, the 1988 comedy that also starred Danny DeVito. Ms. Preston was also known for her role as the fiancée of Tom Cruise in the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire”.

Preston met John Travolta in 1987 on the set of “The Experts”. Four years later they decided to get married and even had to repeat the ceremony for the second time, after their first marriage (performed by a Scientologist priest) was considered invalid.

The couple’s life was marked by tragedy after their eldest son, Jet, who was born in 1992 and suffered from autism, died in 2009 at the age of just 16.

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