John Travolta shared a sweet-rare picture of his son on Instagram
on his 10th birthday!
Captioned with “Happy
Birthday my wonderful Ben,” the picture features his youngest child Ben
sitting on his father’s lap and smiling while John affectionately wrapping his
hands around him. The sweetest picture of father & son’s duo left everyone
But there’s one thing that everyone couldn’t stop noticing: Ben
Travolta’s strikingly similar features with that of her late mother Kelly
Preston! Preston died in July this year after battling with breast cancer for two years.
John announced the news of his wife’s tragic death in an emotional post on
Ben Travolta celebrated his 10th birthday and the
first one without his mother being alongside him… obviously, he missed his mom
and remembered her on this special occasion.
Earlier this year, John and his daughter Ella Bleu made a
tribute to the deceased mother Preston, but the picture of a grownup 10-year-old
Ben were rarer still, as he turned out to be more like his mother than the
Frankly, this picture has no many things to make us fall in
love with it; the happiness illuminating off their faces, John Travolta affectionately
embracing his youngest son, and just how adorable Ben looks with his blond hairstyle
and a shy grin on his face. It’s evident that Ben got his blue-eyes and blond-hair from her mother.
We can only imagine how difficult it has been for John to
cope with the loss of his dear wife, Kelly… but there’s nothing more important
for John than his family, and he’s standing firm alongside his kids and showering
his unprecedented love as their only parent.
It’s just hard to believe that Hollywood’s “Sparkly-Eyed Gem”
actress is no more with us! Kelly Preston was one of Hollywood’s most admirable
and charming actresses most prominently known for her supporting role in
Oscar-nominating movie “Jerry Maguire” alongside Tom Cruise.
Husband John Travolta wrote an emotional post on Instagram
in an honor of his late wife, “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 her side, Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered.”
The couple tied the knot in September 1991 and welcomed three
children together. Unfortunately, Jett, their eldest son also died in January 2009 at
the age of 16, while they were vacationing in the Bahamas.
The teen accidentally hit
his head on a bathtub after suffering a seizure, which he couldn’t survive– the saddest family moment.
The couple was devastated at that time. Earlier this year in
April, the couple paid a tribute to their late son on Instagram, uploading his
picture together with a caption, “Happy Birthday to our sweetest Jetty, we love
11 years after her son’s death, Kelly Preston died at the
age of 57, leaving behind two kids, Ella Travolta, 20, and Ben Travolta, 10.
On the occasion of Ben’s birthday, the 20-year-old Ella posted
a picture of her brother with a caption reading, “Happy Birthday Benjamin!!! To the sweetest boy in the world, I am so
lucky to have you in my life. Even though I am your sister, you continue to
teach me so much every day. You are my best friend and I love you to the moon
And just like his sister, Hayvine team also send our love
and best wishes to the birthday boy… Happy Birthday Benjamin Travolta!