Actress Kelly Preston, Wife of John Travolta, Dies at 57


Actress Kelly Preston, John Travolta's wife of 28 years died Sunday at 57 after a two-year battle with breast cancer.

Preston's death was initially reported by People. Travolta confirmed the sad news in an Instagram post.

“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,” Travolta said. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”

Preston starred in movies such as,  "Jerry Maguire," with Tom Cruise, "For the Love of the Game," "Twins," "Gotti," and "Battlefield Earth," with her husband, and many more.

Actor Russell Crow tweeted about Preston calling her "a lovely person," and a sparkly-eyed gem."

The couple had three children together -- Ella Bleu, Benjamin, and Jett Travolta.

They famously weathered the death of their son Jeff, 16, who died after a seizure on a family vacation. The death launched a court case, forcing the couple to testify after the ambulance driver and his lawyer attempted to extort $25 million from the grieving parents in exchange for not exposing personal information about their son's death.

Preston and Travolta were married in 1991 in Paris in 1991.

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