John Travolta and Kelly Preston beamed yesterday as they stepped out of the Ritz Hotel in Paris with their daughter, Ella, and young son Benjamin. The Travolta gang headed to the City of Lights to spend Father's Day there as a foursome. It was the latest stop on young Benjamin's busy itinerary — the 7-month-old is a frequent jet-setter between the US and Europe with his high-flying parents. John may have to stay put on set in the coming months. He's due to start shooting Gotti: In The Shadow of My Father, and Kelly apparently has a role in the picture, too.
As more details start to emerge about John Travolta and Kelly Preston's 16-year-old son, Jett's tragic death on Friday, fans of the famous family have been expressing their condolences and sadness. After working on it for some time, the family released a statement today on both John and Kelly's websites. It says:
"We would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks to everyone who has sent their love and condolences. Jett was the most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for and lit up the lives of everyone he encountered. We are heartbroken that our time with him was so brief. We will cherish the time we had with him for the rest of our lives. We have received many messages of condolence from around the world and we want to thank everyone for their prayers and support. It has meant so much to us. It is a beautiful reminder of the inherent goodness in the human spirit that gives us hope for a brighter future.
With love, John, Kelly and Ella"
Our thoughts remain with the family and their loved ones during this unimaginably heartbreaking time. At least it sounds like they are surrounded by support from their friends near and far as they begin to cope with the tragedy.