John Travolta Recalls Talking To His 10-Year-Old Son About Mom Kelly Preston's Death

The topics of tragedy and loss are no subjects any parent wants to have to bring up with their child. Unfortunately, life is filled with heartbreak and pain and sometimes, parents are unable to spare their children these difficult conversations.

Actor, husband, and father John Travolta is opening up about dealing with the subject of loss with his youngest son after losing wife Kelly Preston in 2020.

It's hard to believe it's been a year since Hollywood lost one of its most notable stars.

Some of her most iconic roles include Jerry Maguire, What A Girl Wants, Twins and Mischief.

In July 2020, it was announced the 57-year-old had died after a two-year battle with breast cancer.

Kelly's husband John Travolta took to social media to share the devestating news.

The pair, who tied the knot back in 1991, had three children together: 21-year-old daughter Ella, and 10-year-old Benjamin. Kelly and John also had a son Jett who died in January 2009 at the age of 16 after suffering a seizure.

Now, nearly 14 months since his wife's death, John is getting candid about explaining Kelly's passing to their son, Benjamin.

While appearing on the latest episode of Kevin Hart's talk show Hart to Heart, the 67-year-old actor explained that Benjamin, who was 9 at the time of his mother's death, had expressed concern about death.

"He said to me once, 'Because mom passed away, I'm afraid you're going to,'" the actor recalled, as per People.

"I said, 'Well, it's a very different thing.' And I went through the differences about my longevity and her limited life," he continued.

"I said, 'But you know, Ben … you always love the truth and I'm going to tell you the truth about life. Nobody knows when they're gonna go or when they're going to stay.'"

"Your brother [Jett] left at 16. Too young. Your mother left at 57. That was too young. But who's to say? I could die tomorrow," John added.

"You could. Anybody can. So let's look at it like it's part of life. You don't know exactly. You just do your best at trying to live the longest you can."

What a beautiful and important message for any one, of any age.