John Travolta's Late Wife Kelly Chose Pregnancy At 47 Despite The Risks & Today Their 'Miracle' Child Is A Teenager

John Travolta is from an entertainment-oriented family. He chose to become an actor, as did his five siblings, and his parents were entertainers. At seventeen, John decided he wanted to pursue a career in acting and dropped out of high school. Soon after, he was cast in the Broadway production of "Grease." The actor received his big break and rose to fame five years later, becoming the country's heartthrob. Despite a hiatus in the 1980s, the actor's career resumed in the 1990s with a string of successful movies that solidified his place in the business.

John's interests extend beyond performing. He holds three licenses and is a qualified pilot. In addition to other aircraft, he is licensed to operate the Boeing 737, 707, and 747. John constructed and moved into a 550-acre home in Florida in the late 1990s as a way to showcase his passion for aviation. Particularly for those wishing to take flights into and out of their residences, the Jumbolair Aviation Estates were constructed.

John's ambition of having a spot where planes could land in the yard was realized with the house. The Gulfstream II jet is one of the aircraft parked in one of the house's pavilions. The multihyphenate is also a vocalist who has put out many albums, four of which have had hits land in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.

In addition to the aforementioned skills, the actor is a devoted father who loves and looks after his kids, especially in the wake of the death of his wife Kelly Preston in 2020.

Kelly Preston and John Travolta first crossed paths on the filming of the 1989 film "The Experts." Because the actress was still married to her ex-husband, Kevin Gage, it was initially the incorrect time.

The happy pair chose to tie the knot twice, in 1991, after many years of dating. According to Entertainment Tonight, they fled and eloped in Paris, but as they were not French nationals, there were restrictions on their behavior, thus it wasn't legal. The US was the location of the second one.

In April 1992, the couple welcomed Jett, their first child, into the world. Ella Bleu was the second, in April 2000.

The family suffered tragedy when Jett passed away on a vacation in the Bahamas in January 2009. It is stated that during a seizure, he struck his head on a bathtub and died. He was just sixteen.

"Jett had autism." In a 2012 interview, Kelly disclosed that he suffered from seizures and was diagnosed with Kawasaki Syndrome when he was very young, as reported by CBS News.

Kelly was 47 years old when she became pregnant, therefore it was extremely hazardous and dangerous, but John and Kelly still chose to try for another child.

In a 2012 interview, she revealed to Amanda de Cadenet that she and John had made several attempts to conceive. In 2010, the couple finally welcomed Benjamin into their family.

Kelly stated in a 2011 interview with TODAY, "I didn't (consider this risks)." I simply felt that it was challenging. I never imagined that would be me at all. We're just incredibly grateful for our good fortune, I believe.

Kelly said that Benjamin assisted the family in recovering from the catastrophe, even though they were still grieving the death of their firstborn.

It's been really restorative. Naturally, as you are aware, we still do this every day. However, I believe that it has been a very wonderful gift for many individuals all throughout the world. We've received the most exquisite letters. And the most exquisitely lovely tones of joy," she said.

In an interview with ABC News in January 2011, John said that they see Benjamin as "nothing less than a miracle," and that he has grown to be an important member of their family.

"He's breathed fresh life and purpose into the house. The actor remarked, "He's given us a fresh start and his presence has made everyone happy who has only wanted the best for us."

Kelly sadly passed away in 2020 following a two-year battle with breast cancer. When she passed away, she was 57 years old.

In 2023, John remains a single dad to two of his kids, and their "miracle" child has grown up since turning 13 in November.

On his Instagram account, the actor posted old videos and pictures of his kid from his early childhood to his early adolescence. He said, "I can't believe my baby boy is now a teenager," in the post. Today is Ben's 13th birthday. My kid, you are loved!”

However, his sister Ella also posted a picture of him from a bygone era with the heartfelt remark, "Happy Birthday, my sweetest Benjamin! It feels like yesterday you were this young and now you're 13!!" I cherish you!🎉️🎉

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