John Travolta celebrates son Ben's 12th birthday two years after wife Kelly Preston’s tragic death
Travolta shares Benjamin with wife Kelly Preston, who passed away in July 2020 after being diagnosed with breast cancer
The ‘Pulp Fiction' star, on Wednesday, November 23, took to his Instagram handle to share an adorable snap of his son cuddling up to his pet pooch Peanut. "Happy birthday my Ben! From your Dad, Ella, and Peanut!! We love you so much!!" the 68-year-old star wrote in the caption. Travolta shares Benjamin with wife Kelly Preston, who passed away in July 2020 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, this is Benjamin’s third birthday, he has celebrated without his mother.
Joining the party, Travolta’s older daughter, Ella also shared a heartwarming birthday message for her little brother. "Happy Birthday to the sweetest boy I know. I love you!!!" the actress wrote in the caption while sharing a loveable picture of Benjamin standing with Peanut pressed against the left side of his face.
The ‘Grease’ star adopted peanut after Jamie Lee Curtis brought the dog on stage at the 94th Academy Awards as she honored Betty White and her dedication to animal welfare.
Earlier, Ella being a proud sister shared an adventurous video of Ben polishing his parkour skills at an indoor adventure gym "I'm so proud," the actor said at the time. Ella also cheered on her brother in the comments section, adding, "🎉🎉👏." The clip captured Ben jumping between a series of objects by using monkey bars to swing across.
Last Month, Ella paid a tribute to her mother and shared a delightful video containing a collage of photos of the family with Preston. "We love you," she wrote in the caption of the clip featuring Haley Reinhart singing a version of the classic song ‘Can't Help Falling In Love’ in the background. "Happy birthday, Mamma," Ella wrote inside the video.
Travolta and Preston were married for nearly 29 years at the time of her death. The couple exchanged vows back in September 1991. They also shared an older son Jett, whom they lost in 2009. Jett died at the age of just 16 while on Christmas vacation in the Bahamas in 2009. A Bahamian death certificate was issued, attributing the cause of death to a seizure. Travolta later confirmed that Jett was autistic and had a history of seizures.