Inside Ella Travolta's Special Bond With Her Late Mother Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston had a strong love for her children, whom she had with her husband, John Travolta. Preston and Travolta first crossed paths while working on the film "The Experts", Preston shared on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" in 2018. "It was fun, we met, I saw him across the room. I was in the lobby," Preston said. She added, "That was it." In 1991, the Hollywood couple eloped and tied the knot in Paris before later making their marriage official in the United States, per CNN. As People wrote, the two then had three kids together: Jett, who tragically died in 2009 at the age of 16, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin.

In a 2011 interview with Health magazine, per ET, Preston opened up about how she felt drawn to the duties of motherhood as she was growing up. "I was doing commercials for thousands of dollars, but I'd still babysit for $3 an hour just because I loved it," Preston said. She also advised in the same interview, "Don't sweat the small things. Love your kids like it could be the last moment." It was reported by People in 2020 that Preston had sadly died after two years of having breast cancer. In the years following, her loved ones have reflected on special moments they had with the late performer.

Ella Travolta has posted about her love for her mother, Kelly Preston

Ella Travolta, Kelly Preston and John Travolta's daughter, has revisited heartwarming memories of her mother following Preston's untimely death. In October 2022, Ella posted a video displaying family photos on Instagram to honor Preston for what would have been her 60th birthday. "Happy Birthday, Mamma," Ella wrote next to the series of images featured in the post. Her caption for the video read, "We love you." Previously in May 2022, Ella posted a throwback photo of herself and Preston for Mother's Day. The picture, shared via Instagram, showed Ella and Preston sitting on Disney's Dumbo amusement park ride when Ella was a young child. 

Ella then offered touching words hinting at the positive impact her mother has had on her. "I've learned a lot from all of the strong and powerful women in my life, I thank you all for being such wonderful role models. I miss and love you, mama," Ella said. "Happy Mothers to all of the wonderful moms out there!" Back in 2009, Ella acted alongside her parents in the comedy movie "Old Dogs." In an interview leading up to the film's release, the young star spoke highly of both her mother and father. "My dad and my mom are perfect," Ella said, per ScreenSlam. Now, Ella's path is intersecting with her mother's work history.

Ella Travolta's latest project is a throwback to the work of Kelly Preston

Ella Travolta has taken on a role that her mom, Kelly Preston, similarly carried out in the past. In a March 2023 interview with Parade, Travolta spoke about how she recently became one of the celebrity faces of the Silk Nextmilk campaign. This is a modern take on the classic "Got Milk?" milk mustache celebrity ads, which Preston starred in for a 2004 photo shoot.

"It's amazing 'cause I didn't know that she had done it until a few months ago," Travolta said. "I looked at it, and I was just amazed and it's definitely an inspiration, and this is such a cool, new fresh take on it, and so many more people are plant-based today." She added that "it's really nice to be a part of" the project. In a February 2023 Instagram post, Travolta went to see the ad in Times Square with some friends to celebrate this meaningful accomplishment. In addition to being an actor and model, Travolta has begun to forge a career in singing and songwriting. "Ever since I was little, I've really loved singing and performing — whether it was acting, dancing, singing," Travolta said to People in February 2023. One of the entertainer's latest song releases is "No Thank You," and by the end of 2023 she hopes to drop an EP.