John Travolta’s Journey as a Single Dad Sheds New Light on the Actor
While we often appreciate the role our mothers play in our lives, we sometimes overlook the importance of our fathers. John Travolta’s life story is an example of how beautiful a dad’s love can be. After facing many personal tragedies and being a single parent, John continues to show his love and support for his kids.
We at Bright Side found the actor’s relationship with his children a golden example to follow for everyone, so we shared our favorite moments of them together.
The 68-year-old actor got married to Kelly Preston in 1991 and had 3 beautiful children together.
John Travolta met Kelly Preston in 1988, and the two finally decided to tie the knot in 1991. In 1992, they were blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Jett Travolta. Their daughter Ella arrived in 2000, followed by their youngest, Benjamin, in 2010.
John and Kelly unfortunately lost their firstborn son, Jett, who was 16 at the time.
In 2009 Travolta’s firstborn child, Jett passed away at the age of 16 from a seizure. John has publicly expressed how he still thinks of his son every day and continues to keep him in his memory by creating the Jett Travolta Foundation, a nonprofit for children with special needs.
In a recent Instagram post, John paid tribute to Jett in a sweet and heartfelt message: “My dearest Jetty, I miss you more than words can say. I think about you every day. Happy Birthday. Love, your Dad.” The post received many positive responses, as people sympathized with him, including his former co-star Jamie Lee Curtis, who commented: “Oh John. My hand in yours.”
The actor became a single father of two in 2020 following his wife’s passing.
Soon after, Kelly would pass away in 2020, leaving John a single father of two beautiful children. Travolta took a break from the public to be there for his family and connect with them. In an interview, he revealed that he had to have a talk with his youngest son about how the only thing we can do is “do your best at trying to live the longest you can.”
John filled the role of both a father and mother for his two children, Benjamin and Ella.
John maintains a beautiful and healthy relationship with his kids and constantly expresses how much he loves them. In an Instagram post, he revealed that “it is a privilege to be the father of these two beautiful children.”
The star has publicly expressed how much he adores his children.
His youngest, Benjamin, makes regular appearances on John’s Instagram, and it’s clear the actor dotes upon his son. In a recent picture on Benjamin’s birthday, Travolta wrote: “Happy birthday, my wonderful Ben. I love you!”
His daughter, Ella, called her father her “best friend” and a “role model” who has taught her many important lessons.
Ella constantly refers to her dad as “her best friend.” The two have one of the best father-daughter relationships, and John has also promoted Ella’s music multiple times. They have appeared on-screen together as well in John’s 2019 movie The Poison Rose. The love between them has only grown over the years!
For Father’s Day, Ella expressed her love and appreciation for her dad in a beautiful Instagram post: “Daddy, you make parenting look so easy, though it not always is. You make every day better than the one before it. You bring joy to us when we are down. You are our best friend, and we love you to the moon and back around. I hope to be even half as good of a parent as you someday.” The family’s support for each other is truly a great example to follow!
What’s a story you have about your father that makes you appreciate him every day? Share it with us in the comments!