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John Travolta Celebrates Son Ben's Birthday Without Wife Kelly Preston For The First Time

John Travolta Celebrates Son Ben's Birthday Without Wife Kelly Preston For The First Time

Benjamin turns 10 this year, and this is his first birthday without his mom.

John Travolta and Kelly Preston's son Ben has turned 10! This year marks Ben's first birthday without his mother as Kelly passed away in July this year after a two-year battle with breast cancer, as we reported earlier. Travolta took to social media to share a father-son snapshot on Monday to celebrate Ben's birthday, according to PEOPLE. In the picture, John, 66, can be seen hugging his son from behind as they both cheese for the camera from their outdoor seat. Happy 10th birthday my wonderful Ben! I love you!, the actor wrote. 



 

She shared: Happy Birthday Benjamin!!!! To the sweetest boy in the world, I am so lucky to have you in my life. Even though I am your older sister, you continue to teach me so much every day. You are my best friend and I love you to the moon and back. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. The family was heartbroken when they lost Preston. She was 57 at the time. "On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife, and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer," a family representative tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends," the family rep said.

Ben's big sister, Ella Blu also shared a rather adorable image of Ben by the sea and wished him a wonderful birthday. 



 

"She was a bright, beautiful, and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time." At the time of her death, Travolta shared the heartbreaking news via Instagram. He wrote: 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. 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.



 

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. All my love, JT.  Preston leaves behind two children, daughter Ella and son, Benjamin. The family experienced grief when they lost their 16-year-old son Jett in 2009, as we reported earlier. He suffered a seizure while on a family vacation. Police say Jett hit his head on a bathtub, according to PEOPLE, and he was pronounced dead.



 

On September 5th, 2019, the couple celebrated their 28th anniversary together, as we reported. To celebrate the occasion, Preston posted a cute picture of the two on her Instagram account. The heartfelt note to her husband read: To my dearest Johnny, the most wonderful man I know. You have given me hope when I have felt lost, loved me patiently and unconditionally… made me laugh harder than any other human being possible... shared the most beautiful highs and at times lows. She continued: You’re a dream Daddio and make life so much fun!! I trust my love with you implicitly... with you I know I will always be okay no matter what happens... I love you forever and completely. Happy 28th Anniversary @johntravolta 💕♥️🥰