Actress Kelly Preston, who is known for her roles in films “Jerry Maguire,” “Mischief,” “What a Girl Wants,” “The Cat in the Hat,” and “Broken Bridges,” died yesterday following a two-year battle with breast cancer. Preston’s husband, John Travolta, confirmed the news in a message 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,” John wrote on Instagram late Sunday evening. “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,” the actor, who recently starred alongside his wife in 2018’s ‘Gotti’ continued. “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.”
Kelly and John are parents to Ella, 20, and Benjamin, 9. Their son Jett passed away in 2009 at age 16.