Who is Ella Bleu Travolta? Meet John Travolta's daughter who did the ‘hand jive’ in Miracle-Gro Super Bowl LV ad
Fans are over the moon after catching a glimpse of John Travolta and his daughter Ella Bleu Travolta in a Super Bowl LV commercial for Scotts & Miracle-Gro. The gardening ad features celebrities like Martha Stewart, Leslie David Baker of 'The Office' fame, actor Carl Weathers, Peloton instructor Emma Lovewell and NASCAR driver Kyle Busch.
However, it is the Travoltas who steal the show with their funny father-daughter exchange before breaking into the iconic 'hand jive' from the 1978 classic 'Grease'.
You can watch the Super Bowl LV 2021 commercial here.
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John Travolta lost his wife and Ella Bleu's mother Kelly Preston to breast cancer in 2020. The internet was quick to chime in about how it was 'good to see them' after a tough year.
"Awww! It was John Travolta and Ella Bleu! They had a tough year. Good to see them. John's still got it," wrote one user. "That commercial with John Travolta and his daughter makes me a little teary," wrote another.
Awww! It was John Travolta and Ella Bleu! They had a tough year. Good to see them. John's still got it.— Mary Alicia Ziff (@mziff06) February 8, 2021
That commercial with John Travolta and his daughter makes me a little teary. 😣— Piper Huguley (@piperhuguley) February 8, 2021
Who is Ella Bleu Travolta?
Born on April 3, 2000, 20-year-old Ella Bleu Travolta was bitten by the acting bug at quite a young age. She grew up staging shows at home for her family and friends. "In our house in Maine we have this stage area set up with a little red curtain and my friends and I would perform there. We did (everything), from the Hulk to Christmas shows and one year we all played different ‘Housewives of Maine," she said in an interview with People in 2019.
Her first silver screen appearance was in the 2009 Disney movie 'Old Dogs', starring her parents John Travolta and Kelly Preston with the legendary Robin Williams. In 2018, Ella acted in John Travolta-starrer 'Gotti'. A year later, she worked in the thriller 'The Poison Rose' with her father, Morgan Freeman and Brendan Fraser.
After her mother's untimely demise, Ella posted a heartfelt note about her on her Instagram page, saying how she 'made life so beautiful'.
Ella is the second among Travolta and Preston's three children – Jett, Ella Beu, and Benjamin. The Academy Award-nominated actor lost his eldest child Jett Travolta in 2009 to Kawasaki disease, at the age of 16.
The Travoltas owning it in the Super Bowl ad
The Super Bowl LV ad shows John Travolta struggling to switch on the video on a camera attached to a tripod, with daughter Ella Bleu instructing him from behind, in what appears for them making a TikTok video. Soon after, the two perform a synchronized 'hand jive' dance from the famous movie 'Grease'. Their performance is hailed by Martha Stewart in the commercial itself, who says, "They've still got it".
The ad ends with Leslie David Baker, who is spotted barbecuing on the lawn, and warning the Travoltas to not be 'Tikety-toking' on his grass, before showing another glimpse of John Travolta recreating his iconic Grease moves.
The Internet cannot get enough of the father-daughter duo in the commercial. "John Travolta, screaming!!!!!! tikity tokeny on my grass hahaha #SuperBowl #ads," wrote one user. "Omg why was John Travolta makin a TikTok," asked another. "Ok I loved seeing John Travolta and his daughter doing the Danny and Sandy dance from Grease!" tweeter one user. "John Travolta and Stanley from the office in a commercial together, pre-2020 I would be shocked post-2020 I feel nothing," wrote another.
john travolta, screaming!!!!!! tikity tokeny on my grass hahaha #SuperBowl #ads— elle (@rossellerina) February 8, 2021
Omg why was John travolta makin a tiktok— a🪴 (@dualipadance) February 8, 2021
Ok I loved seeing John Travolta and his daughter doing the Danny and Sandy dance from Grease!— jenn milano (@sk8sjenn) February 8, 2021
John Travolta and Stanley from the office in a commercial together, pre 2020 I would be shocked post 2020 I feel nothing— fleetwood cath (@BathyBee) February 8, 2021