John Travolta's daughter Ella Bleu makes a rare appearance at Cannes and looks absolutely flawless
John Travolta had special guests with him as he arrived at the red carpet in Cannes Wednesday night. The actor was joined by 18-year-old Ella and son Benjamin, seven, along with his wife Kelly Preston.
It was a special day for John as he was going to receive the Variety Cinema Icon award at the festival and it was wonderful to see the family coming together on the special occasion.
The entire family was color coordinated as they decided to stick to classic black and white. Ella wore a black and white tulle gown. She decided to tie her long brunette hair down and showed off the diamond earring she chose to wear for the occasion.
Meanwhile, Kelly too looked flawless as she wore an almost matching black tulle dress. Unlike her daughter, she decided to let her hair down and show off her blonde hair.
At the same time, Benjamin, who had never walked the red carpet before this, wore white jeans, a matching top and paired it up with a jacket. John, on the other hand, went all-out in a black velvet tuxedo. This is the first time that the entire family has been seen together.
In 2009, the couple lost their eldest son Jett. Jett was just 16 years when he suffered a fatal seizure while the family was on holiday in the Bahamas. He had been coping with autism for a long time and the family had decided to go for a nice little vacation when the tragedy took place.
At that time, John recalled he had tried every ounce of his power to revive his dying son. To make matters worse, the paramedic who drove Jett to the hospital was accused of blackmailing John by threatening to release the documents which detailed the final hours of Jett.
However, the couple welcomed their son, Benjamin who was conceived when Kelly was 47.
In 2016, John and Ella appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show. During the show, John was left speechless after he was asked about Ella's love life. "Oh no no I don't interfere with that," John said when Ellen asked whether Ella was dating.
"I'm saving her because she has two guys she hangs out with, I don't ask anything about what they say or do with each other. I just respectfully..." he trailed off.