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Mourning Mother Kelly Preston Won't Speak About Jett Yet

Mourning Mother Kelly Preston Won't Speak About Jett Yet

To be predeceased by a child is a parent's nightmare that became the sad reality for John Travolta and Kelly Preston when their son died last January. The Hollywood couple has remained out of the public eye as they lament the loss of their late 16-year-old, Jett. In July, it was announced that Kelly would break her silence and speak out about her devastation on a grief and resilience panel at the California Governor's Conference for Women in October. The mourning mother has since (and understandably) pulled out. She said:

"It is with my sincere apologies that I must pull out from speaking at [the] conference. I am sorry, but I truly believed that I could do it. Otherwise I never would have said that I could. But I am still deeply in the process of healing, and it's just too soon."

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Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
aww that's a shame. I do hope peace and healing come for them soon.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
Not surprised. I'm sure she feels like she was sucker punched about once a week, by a song on the radio, sign at the grocery store, child the same age/height/color hair as her son. Grief takes lots of time and lots of energy. Hope their family is getting the day to day supports they need. Their daughter is old enough to feel this deeply, but young enough to be kind of forgotten. Sad time for their family.
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