On April 5, Kelly Preston honored her and John Travolta's late son, Jett, in a heartfelt Instagram post. The actress shared a black-and-white picture of her and John giving the teen, who was autistic, a sweet kiss as he lies in bed and flashes a smile. Her tribute to Jett came just a couple of days after World Autism Awareness Day. Sadly, Jett died in 2009 after having a seizure during a family vacation. He was 16 years old.
"To my sweet love, Jett . . . you are in our hearts forever," Kelly wrote in the post. She also gave a special message to other children with autism, adding, "I send love to all of the beautiful autistic children and the wonderful people who love them. May we all shine and grant love and respect to children with special needs #autismawareness #autism."
Following Jett's death, Kelly and John — who also have a 19-year-old daughter named Ella and an 8-year-old son named Benjamin — started the Jett Travolta Foundation. The organization aims to help provide resources for children with special needs due to physical impairments.
John has previously opened up about the loss of his firstborn. In a 2014 interview at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, he said it was "the worst thing that's ever happened in my life." He also added, "Life was no longer interesting to me, so it took a lot to get me better." A couple of years later, he told Good Morning America how the birth of his second son helped him heal. "Certainly having little Ben has been a beautiful kind of glue for us to rebond after a tremendous loss," he said.