Top Stories

John Travolta, Kelly Preston, & Ella: A Family To Heal

John Travolta, Kelly Preston, & Ella: A Family To Heal

John Travolta, his wife Kelly Preston, and their 9-year-old daughter Ella Bleu arrive at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures’ Old Dogs at the El Capitan Theater on Monday (November 9) in Los Angeles.

John, 55, and Kelly, 47, who also star in the movie, are making their first public appearance from relative seclusion since their son Jett‘s death. They showed their support for Ella who makes her acting debut in the comedy about two business partners placed in the care of 7-year-old twins.

In a recent interview, John shared with USA Today how the family is coping.

“We’ve been working very hard every day as a family to heal,” John said. “We have our own way of doing it, and it has been helping.”

“We decided it was OK to come out and promote, to introduce [Ella] to the world and to give her a beautiful future in film,” John continued at a round table discussion. 20+ pictures inside…

Just Jared on Facebook
john travolta preston family to heal 01
john travolta preston family to heal 02
john travolta preston family to heal 03
john travolta preston family to heal 04
john travolta preston family to heal 05
john travolta preston family to heal 06
john travolta preston family to heal 07
john travolta preston family to heal 08
john travolta preston family to heal 09
john travolta preston family to heal 10
john travolta preston family to heal 11
john travolta preston family to heal 12
john travolta preston family to heal 13
john travolta preston family to heal 14
john travolta preston family to heal 15
john travolta preston family to heal 16
john travolta preston family to heal 17
john travolta preston family to heal 18
john travolta preston family to heal 19
john travolta preston family to heal 20
john travolta preston family to heal 21
john travolta preston family to heal 22

Photos: Winter/Getty, Barraza/WENN
Posted to: Celebrity Babies, Ella Travolta, Jett Travolta, John Travolta, Kelly Preston

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Donald Trump Jr packs on the PDA with new girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle on vacation in France - TMZ
  • Dove Cameron mourns the loss of her cat - Just Jared Jr
  • RHOA star Kenya Moore is showing off her growing baby bump - TooFab
  • Transgender artists praise Scarlett Johansson for leaving Rub & Tug role - The Hollywood Reporter
  • The cast of The Flash is sharing their super cute baby pics - Just Jared Jr
  • Adora

    Nice family!

  • first! (not first anymore)

    Ella Blue is very pretty and she looks so much like her daddy!

  • jill

    Looks like they are really focusing on their daughter and trying to make her feel extra special. It must be difficult to lose a sibling…I can’t imagine how Ella must feel to experience something so traumatic at her age.

    I was hoping that they would leave the cult of scientology after Jett died for their daughter’s sake but apparently, that’s not going to happen. I guess David Miscaviage and Tom Cruise have too much on the Travoltas.

    Now we know why Tom and Kelly ended up together in Jerry McGuire which, btw, was a pathetic movie.

  • Lindley

    Ella is so beautiful. She looks exactly like John. They all look so good. I wish them all of the love! Who really cares about Scientology. It’s their faith, and if it has helped them, then good for them. :-)

  • laura

    They are a beautiful family. God bless them!

  • http://www.strollific,com

    nice family…..

  • Viola

    Grrrr8!!! LOVE THEM!

  • Two

    Don’t be so paranoid, #3. Preston and Cruise starred in that movie because they tested well for the roles and they just happened to be Scientologists. It’s not like Cameron Crowe is a Scientologist.

  • Sam

    Ella is a cute little girl and she looks just like her mother. Always has. It’s just her dark hair and the way theykeep it around her face that makes her look like John. Her forehead and eyes are exactly her mother’s.

  • happy girl

    blessings to them!

  • Sassy

    What an absolutely GORGEOUS family. God (NOT Xenu) has given them strength to slowly heal from the death of their beloved Jett. I know he’s with them every day and is blessing them. Ella is beautiful and the perfect version of a mini Kelly and a mini John. I pray for them that they can find peace in their lives, thankfully they will have many wonderful memories of Jett to carry in their hearts every day. He will never be far from any of them.

  • Sophia

    She is pretty but sure is chubby, his son was also chubby. Must be in the genes.

  • elisa

    Ella is such a beautiful girl but she’s too fat! It must be the trauma of losing her brother.
    This girl needs to loose alot of weight if she want to me a actress like her dad.

  • AutumnM

    Nice to see this family out. I know they must have struggled and still are over Jett’s tragic passing, but it’s nice to know that they are all coming together to support Ella. Ella is so cute btw, she looks so much like John.

  • vfactorysocal

    Such a beautiful family!

  • wakeupfolks

    I wonder if they all eat too much to numb the’s just not healthy to allow a child to become overweight…

  • Alexis

    they are an absolutely beautiful family. i wish them all the best, God bless them. <3

  • cigarettes australia

    Unbelievable, Ella is exact copy of her dad :)

  • Tiffany

    Aww I am so glad that he is looking a little happier. I feel so bad for that family, that has to be difficult. I hold them in my prayers.

  • christine (WeHo)

    Beautiful daughter

  • jillybilly

    Why do parents put heels on a 9-year old?

  • Shawna

    It is idiotic people like you, who think she is overweight, that contribute to the influx of anorexic and dangerously skinny girls that our country is dealing with. Being dangerously skinny is NOT beautiful and it is NOT the norm. She is a healthy normal size.

  • Hang in there

    A loving family is what’s most important during times of trial and tribulation. The pain never completely goes away, but it gets easier to bear with time. God bless them.

  • me

    Kelly is such a beautiful woman! Lovely family.

  • chase me

    Ella is beautiful ! I love John Travolta. Bless this family!

  • chase me

    very beautiful family.

  • sammy

    And what if she fails, John?! Pleez!!! Not all of hollywoods offspring are destined to be great actors. He’s not being very humbled by his success is he. Not too jaded, John, huh?! On a lighter note……..ella is adorable though she could stand to lose a few lbs if she is to fulfill her destiny. Just look at how gorgeous her mom has stayed over the years. Kelly can u tell us ur secret?!

  • Athenais

    I’m happy to their, it’s an amazing family who through a hard moment …

    I hope they keep close with their daughter …

  • idril

    I’m glad to see them. I wish them the best…

  • lizzie

    This little girl is really pretty :)!

  • classey

    I love this family!

  • Say it like it is

    Sad. Happy too.

    Lovely family stilll.

    Did Kelly have a child ,sp.needs,beforeJett?

  • elisa

    The’re more dangerously OBESE people in your country USA (Not mine) than anorexic and she IS overweight!

  • Jorden

    I like John & Kelly.. seem like good people. And that little girl of theirs.. she is just stunning. (: God Bless them. They’ve been through so much.

  • g!na

    aaw,i love this family! Ella is pretty!

  • lakers fan in boston

    good 2 see them alot better
    must be really hard with what they’re dealing with
    hope they get the justice they deserve =]

  • Sarah Jewels

    I wonder if her religion makes her a better actress? I’m sure science fiction is a very though provoking subject.

  • jolie-pitt lover

    This site is just filled with alot of negitivity its shameful so what if she has on a few extra pound everybody on this site just can’t seem to say something positive without some underlined negitivity

  • ummahyk

    she has such a sweet face…she looks like John

  • Khristi

    @elisa: Bitch-how can you call a little girl “too” fat. I used to be a chubby little kid as well and it really brings about the ignorance in people. I am 5’6” 1/2 inches now and wear a size 4 in jeans, so it is just a phase.

  • Becky Beckham

    Glad they are coping as a family. It must have been so difficult. It was unfortunate for the medic to shake him down like that.

  • Jokergurl

    Glad to see them together, it was truly heartbreaking to hear about Travolta’s son last year, glad to see they are healing, Travolta just looks like a good guy and Kelly Preston has always been lovely and talented as well.

  • TS

    Give her a break, she;s only 9 years old, Shes not skinny has plenty of time to grow and change (get slimmer and fit). You can she Johns packing it on again too. He hasn;t been lean for years, since that movie where he looked like Stallones’ boy toy (with the headband).

  • Bekky

    God bless John, Kelly and Ella! My heart is still breaking for them after losing their sweet son, Jett. I know he is always in their hearts. Travolta family are so wonderful people. My prayers are with them.

  • Bekky

    I love the pictures of Jett and his father. They were so close father and son. My heart is breaking for John because he loved his son so much. It made me sad. Of course, Jett was so close to his devoted mom, Kelly. They raised Jett beautiful son. They are so great parents.

  • g!na

    @Bekky: I agree. this family has been through so much! Why be negative with Ella’s weight? she’s a beautiful girl who just lost her brother. This whole family has been grieving and i know eating for comfort happens in a traumatic incident. I just lost my mom and i found myself eating ice cream for comfort.

  • Not impressed by JA

    That little girl is very pretty but she looks older than her 9 year old. Body and face wise she looks more mature, like she is 13/14 years old already.
    I am glad that the whole family are doing well after the pssing away of their son/brother. Whatever the means, their faith, it’s important to not criticize it at this time. Death it’s too painfull, Whatever you have to do to deal with such terrible loss, do it.
    Good luck to them and espevcially to their little girl. Raising a future actress is not easy. Hope they will give her weapons to protect herself and also, hoped they will keep her grounded.

  • tash

    LEAVE THE LITTLE GIRL ALONE! SHE;S NOT FAT. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL. To me she looks like Kelly, I see a little of John Travolta in her, that’s obvious but she’s got her mom’s fore-head and face.

    The boy looked more like John. Ella looks like mommy and she isn’t fat! She’ll be hot when she’s older.

  • Honest

    I don’t understand how people can call the little girl fat, I know this is an old picture, but she had just lost a sibling. I’m sure the last thing on her mind or her families mind was to starve their daughter to fit in with societies definition of skinny. I also would like to add that she isn’t a tiny short girl, she’s a very tall girl, even back in this pictures she was tall. Her frame is obviously not made to be tiny. She is a thick girl naturally, even now.