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John Travolta shares sweet family video as first anniversary of Kelly Preston's death approaches

He lost his beloved wife to breast cancer on 12 July 2020

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Hannah Hargrave
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John Travolta has had a difficult year, raising his two children in the wake of the tragic passing of his wife, Kelly Preston, and on Thursday he gave fans a happy update with an adorable video. 

The star looked light-hearted and jovial in a clip he posted on Instagram alongside his son, Benjamin, 10

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The father-son duo were beaming from ear-to-ear as they celebrated a mutual love of ice hockey. "Stanley Cup playoffs," John captioned the video. "Let's Go Bolts!"

WATCH: John Travolta and son look so happy in heartwarming video almost one year after Kelly Preston's death 

The actor panned his camera around the room which was filled with disco lights and plenty of excitement. 

Fans were thrilled to see both John and his little boy looking so happy nearly 12 months after Kelly's heartbreaking passing.

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They commented: "So cute, but go habs go," and another added: "Happy times," while a third said: "Congratulations Ben, you have the best dad in the world."

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Kelly and the family kept her illness a secret from the public John,

His social media followers aren't the only ones who think John is doing a fantastic job of parenting after Kelly lost her private battle with cancer. 

He recently celebrated his first Father's Day since her death and daughter Ella was ready with the sweetest message for her dad. 

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Kelly was survived by John and two of their three children 

She wrote: "Daddy, You make parenting look so easy, though it not always is. You make everyday better than the one before it. You bring joy to us when we are down. You are our best friend and we love you to the moon and back around.

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"I hope to be even half as good of a parent as you someday. Happy Father's Day to this incredible man and to all of the amazing Dads out there."

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John and Kelly's other son Jett died at the age of 16 

Kelly was only 57 when she lost her battle with the disease and John said in a statement at the time: "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."

The couple also shared son, Jett, who died at the age of 16 in 2009. 

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