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John Travolta supported by daughter Ella as he pays heartbreaking new tribute to late son Jett

The Grease actor is a doting father

John Travolta has paid an emotional tribute to his late son Jett on what would have been his birthday.

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The Grease actor took to Instagram to share a black-and-white photo of the pair together, alongside the words: "My dearest Jetty, I miss you more than words can say. I think about you everyday. Happy Birthday. Love, your Dad."

John's daughter Ella was one of the first to comment on the post, writing: "Happy Birthday Jetty, we love you so much," while many fans followed lead to show their support.

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"Happy Heavenly Birthday Jetty. Hope your enjoying it with your Mom," one wrote, while another commented: "Take comfort in knowing he is with his mom." A third added: "Precious pictures and memories."

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John and his late wife Kelly Preston shared three children together – Ella, Jet and Benjamin.

Tragically, they lost eldest son Jett in January 2009 at the age of just 16. Jett had a history of seizures from the age of two and had to be hospitalised at 15 months with Kawasaki disease.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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John Travolta shared a heartfelt tribute to his late son Jett on his birthday

He was also on the autistic spectrum. The teen sadly died during a Christmas family holiday in the Bahamas.

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Actress Kelly, meanwhile, was only 57 when she passed away in July 2020. In a statement at the time, her devastated husband said: "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." John and his children have been incredibly strong following the heartache in their lives.

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The Grease star with late wife Kelly Preston 

The Pulp Fiction actor is notoriously private, but opened up about his family life in a rare interview last year.

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Chatting to Esquire Spain, he said: "I will ensure the future of my children, help them with what they want to do with their lives."

He continued: "It is what I do with Ella now with her films and teaching her to work in the profession. Ben is barely ten-years-old. I want to help him evolve because he has his whole life ahead of him."

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