John Travolta Shares Tribute To Son Jett On What Would Have Been his 29th Birthday


When a loved one passes away, there are many days that become dedicated to honoring their memory and impact. Their birthday is obviously a very emotional day for those who love them to remember them and celebrate their lives.

John Travolta celebrated the birthday of his late son, Jett, with a touching tribute shared to Instagram.

Losing a child is always a tragedy for anyone who has to experience it.

No parent expects to outlive their children, and the loss of a child can be incredibly difficult to get over, whether you're a regular person or a famous celebrity.

John Travolta is one of our favorite actors.

From Grease to Pulp Fiction, Saturday Night Fever to Hairspray, there is no shortage of fantastic films that John Travolta has showed off his incredible talent in.

Unfortunately, John's life has also included tragedy, in the loss of his wife and son.

John's wife, Kelly Preston, passed away in July of last year following a two year battle with breast cancer.

John and Kelly, an actress best known for her work in Jerry Maguire, What A Girl Wants, and Twins, had been married since 1991 and shared three children together: Benjamin, Ella, and Jett.

"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," John shared on Instagram.

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

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

This is the second tragedy in the Travolta family, as their son Jett passed away in 2009.

Jett Travolta was born on April 13th, 1992.

While on a family vacation in the Bahamas in 2009, Jett tragically suffered a seizure and passed away at the age of 16.

John has taken to social media to remember Jett on his birthday this year, which would have been Jett's 29th.

John shared a beautiful black and white photo of himself with his son.

"Happy birthday my beautiful Jetty. I love you," John shared alongside the photograph.

Fans shared their condolences in the comments, with one writing, "I believe he and Kelly are together (again) forever....I hope you have found comfort in that, in some small measure at least."

Fans shared their love in the comments.

"Aw, Jett. Happy birthday. Love how he always had a smile," one fan wrote.

"Yes miss this sweet boy of yours! With mom in heaven!" another shared.

Some fans shared their own stories.

"I can't imagine your pain... but I'm very familiar with being a parent of an Autistic child who also has Epilepsy... it's too much sometimes.. .but we continue to live life for them," one fan wrote.

Jett's sister, Ella, also shared a tribute to her brother.

"I love you Jetty. Happy Birthday," Ella wrote alongside a photograph of herself and Jett as children.

Our thoughts are with the Travolta family at this difficult time of year!