john travolta recalls conversation with 10-year-old son ben following late wife's death

John Travolta Recalls Conversation With 10-Year-Old Son Ben Following Late Wife’s Death

John Travolta recently spoke on death and dying with his son Ben, 10, after his late wife, Kelly Preston, passed.

“(Ben) said to me once, ‘Because mom passed away, I’m afraid you’re going to,'” Travolta admitted to Kevin Hart on his talk show “Hart to Heart” (streaming on Peacock). “I said, ‘Well, it’s a very different thing.’ And I went through the differences about my longevity and her limited life.”

“I said, ‘Ben, you have always loved the truth, and I’m going to tell you the truth about life. Nobody knows when they are going to go or when they are going to stay.”

“Your brother (Jett) left at 16. Too young. Your mother left at 57. That was too young. But who’s to say? I could die tomorrow. You could. Anybody can,” he added.

“So let’s look at it like it’s part of life. You don’t know exactly. You just do your best at trying to live the longest you can.”

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When Kelly passed, Travolta wrote a beautiful message to Instagram with a photo of his late wife.

“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,” he began.

Travolta continued on, saying how their family will always be thankful for the hardworking staff who did their best to keep her healthy for as long as they could.

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“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.”

John then shared how he would be taking time off social media to spend time with his children and family but appreciated everyone’s support.

“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.”

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