‘Jerry Maguire’ Star Kelly Preston, Wife Of John Travolta, Dead At 57

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American actress Kelly Preston has died at the age of 57, after losing her two-year battle with cancer.

Preston is known for her roles in “Jerry Maguire” and “Twins” and for her marriage to actor John Travolta, who announced her death on social media.

“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,” the 66-year-old actor wrote in the post via USA Today. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”

“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,” Travolta continued. “But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.”

Their daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta, also shared a statement that said: “I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as you.”

Reuters reports Preston was born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith on Oct. 13, 1962, but changed her name when she started her acting career.

Her first film was the 1985 romantic comedy “Mischief,” before she also appeared in “Secret Admirer,” “SpaceCamp,” “Twins” (alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito), in “Jerry Maguire”(with Tom Cruise) and in “For Love of the Game” (with Kevin Costner).

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Preston last starred in the 2018 film “Gotti” in which she played Victoria Gotti, the wife of Mafia boss John Gotti, who was portrayed on screen by Travolta.

Travolta, star of the hit dance movies “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease”, met Preston in 1988 when they appeared together in a film called “The Experts”. They married on Sept. 5, 1991, in Paris.

Preston is survived by her husband and their children – daughter Ella, 20, and 9-year-old son Benjamin. Their son Jett died at age 16 in January 2009 during a family vacation in the Bahamas.



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