John Travolta has opened up about the grief of losing his late wife Kelly Preston, calling it a “personal” experience.Preston died in July at 57 following a two-year private battle with breast cancer.”The most important thing you can do to help another…
John Travolta has opened up about the grief of losing his late wife Kelly Preston, calling it a "personal" experience.
Preston died in July at 57 following a two-year private battle with breast cancer.
"The most important thing you can do to help another [person] when they are in mourning is to allow them to live it and not complicate it with yours. That's my experience," he told Esquire Spain.
"Otherwise, it will be two boats plummeting to the bottom. That is my experience. Because even though it's great to have company, sometimes it becomes like you're helping them, rather than putting yourself to work overcoming feelings of loss and grief."
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Travolta's focus is on his children, Ella, 21, and Ben, 10, and helping them forge their own paths. Travolta and Preston were also parents to late son Jett, who tragically died at 16 after suffering a seizure at a Bahamas holiday home.
"I will ensure the future of my children, help them with what they want to do with their lives," he told the outlet.
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"It is what I do with Ella now with her films and teaching her to work in the profession. Ben is barely 10 years old. I want to help him evolve because he has his whole life ahead of him."
Travolta shared the difficult news that Preston had died last year.
"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," he wrote at the time.
"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 centres that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side."
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