John Travolta Is Done With Being Reclusive: He Showed Off His Rarely-Seen Children In Cannes

Date May 18, 2018

A much older John Travolta turned up at the Cannes Film Festival with his children who became quite the center of attraction for the actor's fans.


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Losing Jett

The Pulp Fiction actor has been married to Kelly Preston since 1991. They are open about being avid Scientology practitioners, and Preston has often credited their religion with helping her pull through difficult experiences, particularly the loss of their first son Jett.


She and Travolta met while filming The Experts in 1987, and they have stayed together and even married twice. Their first marriage was conducted by a French Scientology minister in Paris and considered invalid, so they re-tied the knot a week later at Daytona Beach in Florida.

Taking over Cannes

Their first, Jett, was 16 when he passed and had lived with autism. He died in 2009 during a Christmas vacation trip to the Bahamas.


At the time Jett passed, Travolta and Preston had a daughter, Ella, and two years later, they expanded their family with son, Benjamin.


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The family made a grand debut in Cannes where Travolta and Preston are promoting a new movie Gotti where they both play John and Victoria Gotti.


Ella, 18, stunned in a black and white number paired with a sweater and Benjamin, 7, opted for a navy jacket and looked great.

Close knit family

Their famous dad who just joined Instagram on Tuesday has been sharing pictures of their fun moments. He'll also be hosting the 40th anniversary screen of Grease and accepting Variety's Cinema Icon Award.


The star actor is very vocal about how protective of his children and has spoken in the past about the close connection they share. What's not to love about the Travoltas?

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