How Did John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s Son Jett Die?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kelly Preston, Ella Bleu and Jett Travolta

Hollywood icon, John Travolta, and his spouse, actress Kelly Preston, had been married practically 30 years earlier than Preston’s passing. On July 12, 2020, Preston died after a two-year battle with breast most cancers. Travolta posted the information on social media. Unfortunately, this isn’t the primary devastating loss Travolta’s endured. The actor and Preston misplaced their son, Jett Travolta in 2009.

John Travolta’s spouse Kelly Preston died from breast most cancers

Kelly Preston, Ella Bleu and Jett Travolta
Kelly Preston and their kids Jett and Ella pose on this undated image | Rogers and Cowan through Getty Images

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Kelly Preston and John Travolta had been amongst Hollywood’s strongest {couples}. The two have been within the business for many years whereas constructing a household of their very own.

The two met on the set of The Experts in 1989 — a 12 months after Preston’s first marriage. They married in Paris in 1991 whereas Preston was pregnant with their firstborn youngster, Jett Travolta, and have been collectively ever since.

After a two-year-long battle with breast most cancers, Preston died on July 12, 2020. Travolta took to social media to share the information.

“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 mentioned, partially. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”

Preston’s demise comes 11 years after she and Travolta misplaced their oldest youngster, Jett Travolta.

Inside Jett Travolta’s demise

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Long earlier than Travolta grieved the lack of his spouse, he and Preston grieved the lack of their 16-year-old son, Jett. According to a number of reviews, Jett Travolta died in 2009 after hitting his head in a tub whereas having a seizure.

“[Jett] was autistic. He had seizures and when he was very young, he had Kawasaki Syndrome,” Preston mentioned in an episode of The Doctors.

Kawasaki Syndrome is described by The Mayo Clinic as a illness that “causes inflammation in the walls of medium-sized arteries throughout the body. It primarily affects children. The inflammation tends to affect the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle.”

The syndrome additionally “affects glands that swell during an infection (lymph nodes), skin, and the mucous membranes inside the mouth, nose, and throat.”

Preston mentioned in the identical interview she and Travolta believed chemical compounds in meals and the atmosphere could have contributed to Jett Travolta’s dysfunction. She additionally added she had meals poisoning whereas pregnant, which can have been an element — in addition to his delivery which got here “fast and hard.”

Along with that, Preston claimed antibiotics she was given to deal with a fever whereas breastfeeding could have been an element.

“Nobody should have to lose a child. It’s unfathomable,” Preston later mentioned. “But I’m here to say that you can get through it. You can live again. You can want to live again.”

How Travolta and Preston healed from the loss

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Preston and Travolta’s household lawyer mentioned on the time, the demise hit Travolta notably arduous.

“Jett may have still been alive when John administered CPR, and then the EMT took over. Jett was pronounced dead at the hospital. I like to believe John had a chance to say goodbye. He may have died in his dad’s arms. I am not certain,” per Us Weekly.

She and Travolta additionally had a daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta, who was eight years previous when Jett Travolta died. They later went on to have Benjamin Travolta, in 2010.

“We certainly have bonded together,” [John] Travolta instructed Good Morning America of getting a 3rd youngster. “Certainly having little Ben has been a beautiful kind of glue for us to rebond after a tremendous loss.”

The Pulp Fiction actor beforehand known as the loss “the worst thing that’s ever happened in my life” in an interview through BBC. 

“The truth is, I didn’t know if I was going to make it. Life was no longer interesting to me, so it took a lot to get me better,” he mentioned.

Now that Preston is gone, too, Travolta, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin will preserve each Preston and Jett Travolta’s recollections alive.

“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,” Travolta wrote on Instagram. “But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.”

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