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Ella Travolta Shares Emotional Tribute To Mom Kelly Preston After She Dies At Age 57

Beloved actress, mother, and wife, Kelly Preston, has died at age 57 after a two year battle with breast cancer.

Her daughter, Ella Travolta, has taken to Instagram to pay tribute to her mother.

Best known for her role in the 1996 classic Jerry Maguire, Kelly leaves behind many family members, friends, and fans who will miss her dearly.

It is clear to any fan of the Travolta/Preston family that their children always take top priority.

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Kelly and hubby John Travolta shared three children together, 20-year-old daughter Ella, and 9-year-old Benjamin. The pair also have a son, Jett, who died at age 16 in January 2009.

It was announced early on July 13th that Kelly had lost her battle with breast cancer at age 57.

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John took to Instagram to inform fans of the tragic news on Monday.

"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 started.

"She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many," he continued.

"My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side."

"Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. 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."

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He concluded, "But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal."

Now, the couple's daughter, Ella, is speaking out in honor of her mother.

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Twenty-year-old Ella has followed in her famous parents' footsteps and has pursued a career in acting.

Kelly was her daughter's number one fan and always made her pride known.

Last year, Kelly raved about Ella's performance in *The Poison Rose* on Instagram.

"Still in absolute awe of my stunning daughter @ella.travolta I just re-watched all of her interviews this past week doing press for #thepoisonrose and she has jumped into ‘the family business’ as an absolute natural,” Kelly gushed on Instagram.

“It floored me how poised, confident, elegant, sweet, gorgeous (I don’t think there are actually enough adjectives in the English language for me to properly articulate how perfectly she held her own)…" Kelly added, proudly.

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Kelly concluded, “I am beyond proud of her and all of her accomplishments, but most of all I am proud and honored to have her as my daughter. I love you and congratulations."

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Now, a year later, Ella is honoring her mother in a touching Instagram post.

"I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as you," Ella began.

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"Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy."

"Thank you for being there for me no matter what. Thank you for your love. Thank you for your help and thank you for making this world a better place.

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"You have made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do so always. I love you so much mama," she concluded.

Needless to say, our hearts break for the Preston and Travolta family. At 20 years old, Ella has memories of her mother to cherish for a lifetime.

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Our thoughts are with Kelly's friends and family during this extremely difficult time.

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