John Travolta has revealed what helped his family rebound after the loss of his son Jett, according to Us Magazine. It’s been nearly eight years since Travolta’s eldest son, Jett, who he shared with wife Kelly Preston, died, but the actor still gets emotional whenever talks about his death.
— HuffPostEnt (@HuffPostEnt) October 1, 2016
In his interview with Good Morning America, John Travolta shared how his family has managed to come to terms with Jett’s death. The American Crime Story actor was there beside his son in the Bahamas when he unexpectedly died after a seizure during a family holiday in January, 2009.
And John Travolta revealed what served as a “glue” for himself and wife Kelly Preston to rebound after the tragic loss of Jett, who was only 16-years-old at the time of death. It was little Ben, who is now five-years-old, who helped the couple cope with their son’s death.
John Travolta and Preston also share a 16-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu. The Grease actor almost never speaks about Jett’s death. In 2014, the 62-year-old Pulp Fiction actor confessed that he didn’t know if he was “going to make it.”
In his onstage interview at London’s Theatre Royal, John Travolta said that life had no longer been interesting to him, and admitted that it “took a lot” for him to get back on his feet.
John Travolta & Bruce Willis behind the scenes on the set of Pulp Fiction pic.twitter.com/yEaQBUv6ev
— History™ (@HolisticMoments) October 7, 2016
But it looks like John Travolta and his wife are looking to bond even more, as the couple is currently co-starring in a new film called The Life and Death of John Gotti. In the film, Travolta portrays a notorious mobster, while Preston plays his wife.
In his interview with Us Magazine, John Travolta admitted that he had sympathy for the real-life Gotti after the actor found out about his compassionate side.
“There’s a lot of unspoken favors and good deeds that were done. That was very impressive, and I didn’t know that. He was a man of the people.”
But The Life and Death of John Gotti is far from John Travolta and his wife’s last film joint project, as the actor has indicated that he is excited to work with his wife in films. The Life and Death of John Gotti will hit theaters next year.
“We met acting, so it’s very familiar and comfortable territory, so that’s the easy part.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John & Jeff Conaway on the set of Grease (1978) pic.twitter.com/DN24rKdWNu
— Prof.Frank McDonough (@FXMC1957) September 30, 2016
John Travolta recently raised eyebrows when he canceled his meet-and-greet with fans during a Grease-themed event in Birmingham, according to the Birmingham Mail. The 62-year-old actor was expected to make a “breathtaking” onstage entrance.
But shortly before the event, the meet-and-greet called An Experience With John Travolta was cancelled “due to unforeseeen circumstances,” as said by Ticketline. The Grease actor was also expected to give an interview to Jenni Falconer, while guests would listen to orchestra State 51 with a Rat Pack singer.
The event would also feature previously unseen videos and photos of John Travolta, and all guests would have the chance to win Travolta-related prizes as part of a draw. It’s unclear what was the reason to cancel the event, whether it was poor ticket sales or whether the actor had a change of plans that night.
Nov. 1985: Diana dances with John Travolta https://t.co/poKj3gbxVW pic.twitter.com/OkMjgW13tz
— Retronaut (@theretronaut) September 29, 2016
But on the Sunday evening, John Travolta was seen with his wife Preston at the Emmys 2016, which means the actor is safe and sound. The actor was nominated for his role of Robert Shapiro in hit FX series The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. But John Travolta lost the Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series nomination to Sterling K. Brown, who starred in the same TV show alongside Travolta.
[Featured Image by Mike Coppola/Getty Images]