They were very close, very affectionate. Love to all of you with autism and special needs around the world.”. Travolta and Preston met in 1987 while they were both working on the movie The Experts. My son Jetty was one of the most playful and wonderful souls you’ve ever met. In the aftermath of the tragic loss, his parents opened up about another part of his life the public didn't know about. John Travolta, Kelly Preston and their two eldest children Jett and Ella. Jett, who had a history of seizures dating back to early childhood, fell mid-seizure and struck his head in the bath. "We love you . After dating for a few years, they married in 1991 in France, with a minister of the Church of Scientology. Nearly two weeks ago, in celebration of Autism Awareness Month in April, Preston shared another message to honor Jett and others living with the developmental disorder. John shared a black and white photo of him smiling at Jett and captioned it: "Happy Birthday Jetty! Choć ich związek wzbudzał spore kontrowersje i skrywał wiele sekretów, on zawsze mówił, że była to miłość od pierwszego wejrzenia. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: John Travolta and Kelly Preston Remember Son Jett on What Would Have Been His 28th Birthday. Travolta was with her until the end and said he "felt the breath go out of her.". This marriage was deemed invalid, however, and they had a second wedding in Florida shortly afterwards. "Kelly's love and life will always be remembered.". ", Property News: 12 edibles to plant this spring - domain.com.au. "He brought me so much joy. The first time the couple admitted their son was autistic was while testifying. quoted Preston as saying, “Jett’s whole immune system shut down, and he got really sick with high fevers, 104 and 105.
Jett, who had a history of seizures throughout his life, suffered a fatal one at the age of 16 during a 2009 family vacation in the Bahamas. “I have a special place in my heart for those with autism and special needs,” the 57-year-old actress wrote. In a statement, Travolta wrote, “The long-pending status of this matter continued to take a heavy emotional toll on my family, causing us to conclude that it was finally time to put this matter behind us … Therefore, after much reflection I concluded that it was in my family’s best interest for me not to voluntarily return to The Bahamas to testify a second time at trial.”.
!”, The couple’s daughter, Ella, 20, also shared a heartwarming tribute to her older brother. Get push notifications with news, features and more. John later confirmed that his son had autism and would regularly have seizures. Travolta and Preston met in 1987 while they were both working on the movie, After dating for a few years, they married in 1991 in France, with a minister of the. John Travolta and Kelly Preston posted sweet tributes to their son, Jett, who would have turned 28 on Monday The actress passed away on July 12, following a two-year battle with breast cancer, and Travolta praised the star for her strength. Born in 1992, Jett had a history of seizures from the age of two. (Corbis/VCG via Getty Images). You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. Eventually, the charges were dismissed, as the actor and his family no longer wanted to “face the pain of a new trial,” reported ABC. ", John shared this black and white snap of Jett - 11 years after his death, Kelly posted this photo of her "sweetest Jetty", She also talked about what it was like raising Jett, who was autistic, Jett's sister Ella, 20, paid tribute on what would have been his 27th birthday, John's firstborn died in 2009 of a seizure in the Bahamas aged 16. Travolta's heavy involvement in the Church of Scientology led people to believe that he didn't take his son's health concerns — autism and seizures — seriously.