Both John Travolta and his daughter Ella shared images to Instagram on Sunday for Father’s Day.
The photos were of John – who is best known for his movies Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction – with Ella Blue, 21, and son Benjamin, 10, as they huddled together; both shared sweet notes for their followers.
It is the family’s first Father’s Day since Kelly Preston passed away from breast cancer at age 57.
Cute family: Both John Travolta and his daughter Ella shared images to Instagram on Sunday for Father’s Day; this post is from John
John said on Instagram: ‘Happy Father’s Day everyone! It is a privilege to be the father of these two beautiful children – thank you for the honor and my love and respect to all fathers.’
And Ella shared: ‘Daddy, You make parenting look so easy, though it not always is. You make everyday better than the one before it.
‘You bring joy to us when we are down. You are our best friend and we love you to the moon and back around,’ she said.
Family first: Ella shared: ‘Daddy, You make parenting look so easy, though it not always is. You make everyday better than the one before it. You bring joy to us when we are down. You are our best friend and we love you to the moon and back around,’ she said
‘I hope to be even half as good of a parent as you someday Happy Father’s Day to this incredible man and to all of the amazing Dads out there.’
This comes a month after widower Travolta posted a poignant tribute to her for Mother’s Day on his Instagram.
Sharing photos of himself and Kelly with their children, the Hollywood movie star wrote: ‘Dearest Kelly, you brought into my life three of the most wonderful children I have ever known. Thank you. We love and miss you. Happy Mother’s Day.’
Touching: Travolta posted a poignant tribute to his late wife Kelly Preston on the first Mother’s Day following her death last July. He shared photos of himself and Kelly with daughter Ella, son Benjamin and their late son Jett who died in 2009 at age 16
In the first of two photos Travolta, 67, shared, he and Kelly are seen with Ella and Benjamin.
A second photo showed the couple with their firstborn son Jett, who died in January 2009 at 16.
Jett had autism and had suffered seizures since he was young.
Travolta and Preston had married in 1991 after meeting in 1987 on the set of the movie The Experts, which was released in 1989.
Hard loss: Kelly passed away on July 12, 2020, after a secret two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 57. The couple, pictured in June 2018, met on a film set in 1987 and married in 1991
‘I have learned that mourning someone, mourning, is personal,’ Travolta shared with Esquire Spain. ‘Mourning is individual and experiencing your own journey is what can lead to healing’
In an interview for the May issue of Esquire Spain, The Saturday Night Fever and Grease star spoke about his experiences of grief and loss.
‘I have learned that mourning someone, mourning, is personal,’ he shared. ‘Mourning is individual and experiencing your own journey is what can lead to healing.’
He explained: ‘The most important thing you can do to help another when they are in mourning is to allow them to live it and not complicate it with yours. That’s my experience.’
Travolta added: ‘Life is movement and a journey; what you leave behind in people, I guess that’s your legacy.’
As for his role as dad to Ella and Benjamin, the actor shared: ‘I will ensure the future of my children, help them with what they want to do with their lives.
‘It is what I do with Ella now with her films and teaching her to work in the profession,’ he said. ‘Ben is barely ten-years-old. I want to help him evolve because he has his whole life ahead of him.’
Travolta is now raising Ella, 21, and Benjamin, 10, as a single dad and told Esquire Spain’s May issue: ‘I will ensure the future of my children, help them with what they want to do with their lives’
Last month, Travolta had memorialized Jett on what would have been his 29th birthday on April 13, sharing this sweet black and white photo of the two of them together.
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