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Kelly Preston Loses Breast Cancer Battle At 57; Celebs React!

 
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This has been a sad 24 hours for news but we are mourning another loss, this time of actress and mother, Kelly Preston. Preston, who has been married to iconic actor, John Travolta, since 1991, had privately been battling breast cancer for two years now. Unfortunately, her body could not handle it anymore and she succumbed yesterday,  the family rep shared with PEOPLE: 

"On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer. Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends. She was a bright, beautiful and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time." 

This is not the first time tragedy has struck the family Travolta. In 2009, John and Kelly's eldest son, Jett died at the age of 16 after suffering a seizure and hitting his head in a bathtub. Though brokenhearted and devastated, they began to pick the pieces up with daughter, Ella (now 20) and soon found out they were expecting a baby boy not too long after Jett's untimely passing. In late 2010, Benjamin joined the family and, what was once broken now seemed pieced together again, with Jett always on their minds. The couple always doted on one another, a classic Hollywood romance to be envied. Some of Kelly's classic roles were in 'Jerry Maguire,' 'Gotti,' 'What A Girl Wants,' and even played the cougar love interest of Adam Levine in Maroon 5's music video 'She Will Be Loved.' 

Since the news broke past midnight, here are what some of celebs and friends have gotten a chance to say about Preston since then:

"Kelly Preston. Can’t remember where, but, met first in late ‘92 I think. Such a lovely person. In 1995 we auditioned together for Breaking Up, Salma Hayek got that gig. I havent seen her much, but when I did, she was always the same sparkly eyed gem. Love to her family. R.I.P"~Russell Crowe (Twitter)

"I’m in absolute shock. What a beautiful and amazing actress and person. So sad to hear of her passing at such a young age. My heart goes out to John Travolta and the entire family. What a loss. πŸ™ RIP #KellyPreston"~Josh Gad (Twitter)

"We were shooting on cold days in Colorado, but she couldn’t have been warmer or kinder to a young, nervous actor trying to make good. I’ll never forget that. Thank you Kelly. #RestInPeace πŸ™πŸΌ"~Daniel Dae Kim (Twitter)

"So incredibly sorry for your loss! Sending so much love to your beautiful family ❤️ πŸ™πŸ½"~Nicole "Snooki' Polizzi (Twitter)

"I am holding you all in love. Your wife, your partner in life, was a darling soul. Always at the ready with comfort and grace. What a team you were. She will be so missed. πŸ–€"~Selma Blair (Twitter)

"Loving thoughts for 9 year old Benjamin, 20 year old Ella and John Travolta also the Preston family. May you rest in peace beautiful, talented Kelly Preston"~Mia Farrow (Twitter)

And finally,

"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. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many...Kelly's love and life will always be remembered.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."~John Travolta, Instagram 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Travolta family during this very difficult, heartbreaking and unimaginable time. Kelly Preston was just 57.







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