RIP Actress Kelly Preston best known for roles in Jerry Maguire, Twins, and SpaceCamp has died age 57 after two-year battle with breast cancer. “Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered,” husband John Travolta wrote in an emotional Instagram.
Actress Kelly Preston, whose credits included the films “Twins” and “Jerry Maguire,” died Sunday, She was 57. Her husband, John Travolta, announced the news in a statement posted to Instagram on Sunday.
Preston, who was known for her roles in Twins and Jerry McGuire, had been married to Travolta,
Travolta and Preston met while filming 1988s “The Experts.”
Preston and Travolta were married at a midnight ceremony in Paris in 1991 while the couple were expecting their first son, Jett and Jett who died aged 16 from a seizure at the family’s vacation home in the Bahamas in 2009.
They had two other children, daughter Ella Bleu, 20 and son Benjamin, 10.
Preston and Travolta last starred together in the 2018 film “Gotti,” with Travolta playing John Gotti and Preston playing the crime boss’s wife, Victoria
“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,” he wrote. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”
“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,” Travolta concluded the post. “But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.”
“Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends,” the family rep explained. “She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time.” In a follow up statement to People magazine, Preston said that the family had decided against disclosing the news of her cancer to the public.