}); I thought I was in love before, but I wasn't." A post shared by John Travolta (@johntravolta) The “Grease” star captioned the post: “Merry Christmas from the Travolta family!” This was the family's first Christmas without wife and mother, Kelly Preston, who passed away in July after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She had a mastectomy two years prior, per the outlet, but when she got her second diagnosis, she only had two weeks left to live. From the moment I met her I was attracted. His father, Salvatore "Sam" Travolta (November 1912 – May 1995), was a semiprofessional American footballplayer turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company, Travolta Tyre Exchange. By Jess Cohen Nov 27, 2020 10:34 PM Tags John Travolta has had a life filled with heartbreak. On New Year’s Eve 1991, Travolta got down on one knee inside the Palace Hotel restaurant in Gstaad, Switzerland, and proposed with a … Johnny Oleksinski, NY Post July 14, 2020 7:04pm After a month it became romantic." John Travolta announced the death of wife Kelly on his Instagram First love died in his arms The youngest of six children growing up in New Jersey, Travolta was a loner who says he didn’t fit in at school. window.googletag.cmd.push(function() { We had earlier reported that the former model and actress, Preston, died at the age of 57 after a two-year-long battle with cancer. He acknowledged he "had more fun" with her than he ever had before. Love looked as though it would blossom, but there was a small issue that Kelly was already married. Hyland had a mastectomy around two years before she met Travolta and was confident that her cancer would not come back. The Saturday Night Fever (1977) star, who met actress DIANA HYLAND on the set of TV movie THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE (76) was so devastated when Hyland - 18 years his senior - died on 27 March 1977 aged 41, he vowed that he'd never fall in love again. At the time, Travolta was 23 years old while Hyland was 41. It's not the first time Travolta has shared an emotional moment on Instagram this year. John Travolta met his first love, Diana Hyland, on the set of their made-for-TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble in 1976 (pictured above). } ga('ads.send', { },false) My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. John Travolta shared a glimpse of his first Christmas with his children since the death of wife Kelly Preston in July. }) John Travolta had lost his first love, Diana Hyland, to breast cancer back in 1977, a decade before he met his wife Kelly Preston who died from the same disease over the weekend on Sunday, July 12. JOHN TRAVOLTA believed that he would never find love again after his first love died in his arms from cancer when he was just 23. The New York Post reports that like his partner of more than two decades, Travolta’s first love, actress Diana Hyland, best known for her role on Eight is Enough, also died of the same cruel disease in 1977. Then, bam.". But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.". Travolta met Kelly Preston in 1987 and married her by 1991. Notifications can be turned off anytime from browser settings, John Travolta lost Diana Hyland to breast cancer in 1977, 43 years before losing his wife Kelly Preston to the same disease. if(document.querySelector("#adunit")){ “Not too many of my friends identified with what I was doing,” he told The Phoenix. I don’t do aerobatic flying, but I would put that in a … hitType: 'event', “I think aerobatic flying is athletic. Discover UK showbiz and celebrity breaking news from the MailOnline. Never miss out on gossip, celebrity photos, videos, divorces, scandals and more. On Set of John Travolta and Kelly Preston's First Movie Together Since 2010 (Exclusive) This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. hitType: 'event', Travolta, who was more than 17 years Diana's junior, had just come into his own with the sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter … “I have never been more in love with anyone in my life,” Travolta told People magazine back in 1977. Travolta and Hyland met while working on the movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble in which Hyland played Travolta’s mother. pg.acq.push(function() { }); pg.acq.push(function() { ", The Tragic Death Of John Travolta's First Love, Diana Hyland, John RogersDaily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images; Public Domain, John Travolta met his first love, Diana Hyland. The pair starred in the movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, in which Hyland, then 41, played a 23-year-old Travolta's mother. Recently, John Travolta decided to come out and set the record straight putting an end to rumors and speculation. document.querySelector("#google_image_div").addEventListener('click',function(){ hitType: 'event', ", "Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. The 66-year-old actor posted a sweet video of his daughter Ella Bleu , 20, and son Benjamin, 10 , wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Never miss out on gossip, celebrity photos, videos, divorces, scandals and more. When Kelly Preston first met John Travolta, he swept her right off her feet, no airplane or gravity-defying dance moves required.. Three months after her death, Travolta told People, "I have never been more in love with anyone in my life. John Travolta lost his first love, the actress Diana Hyland, to breast cancer in 1977, when he was 23 and she was 41, ten years before he met his wife Kelly Preston, who died from the same disease on Sunday. Death Edit Hyland was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977, and underwent a mastectomy . The youngest of six children, Travolta was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of Bergen County, New Jersey. Following Kelly Preston 's death after battling breast cancer, it's been noted that John Travolta 's first love, Diana Hyland, also died of the same illness 43 years prior. In a shocking tragedy, Hyland died at 41 from breast cancer, according to the Daily Mail. John Travolta announced the death of wife Kelly on his Instagram First love died in his arms The youngest of six children growing up in New Jersey, Travolta was a loner who says he didn’t fit in at school. A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight. John Travolta shared a rare photo inside his huge home on Instagram, where the Grease actor lives with children Ella and Benjamin. ga('ads.send', { John Travolta met Kelly Preston on the set of The Experts, back in 1987. The Hollywood star lost wife Kelly Preston in July 2020 She was known for her roles in the American comedy series, Eight is Enough, and the soap opera, Peyton Place, according to her IMDb credits. eventAction: 'click_adunit' eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), Travolta later said it was “love at first sight” and he felt “immediate chemistry”, but the couple didn’t begin their romance until 1990, when Kelly was single. Their age difference meant nothing to Travolta and he shared how he and Hyland fell for each other in an archived interview with People from 1977. Moving to New York in 1955 to test her acting mettle, the slim-faced, honey-blonde actress began to find TV roles almost immediately (one of her first being a Robert Montgomery Presents (1950) episode) in-between supplementing her income as a switchboard operator. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. The couple tied the knot in September 1991 and are parents of daughter Ella, 20, and son Benjamin, 9.Their son Jett died in 2009 at the age of 16.. Travolta supported Newton-John, … A post shared by John Travolta (@johntravolta) The “Grease” star captioned the post: “Merry Christmas from the Travolta family!” This was the family's first Christmas without wife and mother, Kelly Preston, who passed away in July after a two-year battle with breast cancer. On his first Thanksgiving since wife Kelly Preston's death, John Travolta sent a heartfelt message to his supporters. }); "Well, I was not that happily married, let’s put it that way. eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), The First Eight (2019) Inside Edition (2014-2019 ... Screen Rant John Travolta's Savages & 9 Other Great Movie Performances That Should Have Been Comebacks. Travolta said their meeting was "love at first sight". John Travolta’s ’70s romance with the co-star playing his mother was quite the scandal – and he was there until her final breath. If she was alive, it is very possible I would have married her." I thought I was in love before, but I wasn’t. Travolta and Hyland met while working on the movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble in which Hyland played Travolta’s mother. He rushed back to be with her and Hyland died two weeks after she had received her diagnosis. John Travolta has had a life filled with heartbreak. }); A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight. She told me that she too had thought the same thing. Similarly, his Instagram post about wife Kelly Preston's July 2020 death acknowledges he'll never forget her either: "Kelly's love and life will always be remembered. As the death of his wife Kelly Preston from breast cancer made headlines, longtime fans recalled that the actor’s first love, actress Diana Hyland, died the same way more than four decades earlier. In his youth, Travolta had a relationship with actress Diana Hyland, that ended in tears. She began a romantic relationship with actor John Travolta, 18 years her junior, in 1976 after meeting him when she played his mother in the television movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. John Travolta lost his first love, the actress Diana Hyland, to breast cancer in 1977, when he was 23 and she was 41, ten years before he met his wife Kelly Preston, who died from the same disease on Sunday. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. if(document.querySelector("#ads")){ She got her second diagnosis when Travolta was filming 'Fever' in New York. }); MEAWW is an initialism for Media Entertainment Arts WorldWide. In a shocking tragedy, Hyland died at 41 from breast cancer, according to the Daily Mail.She had a mastectomy two years prior, per the outlet, but when she got her second diagnosis, she only had two weeks left to live. His dreams of a happy future with Hyland were shattered in the blink of an eye. Director: James Bridges | Stars: John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ramey Ellis, Alma Beltran. Following a tour of the play, \"Look Back in Anger\", … On Friday, John Travolta celebrated his first Christmas since the passing of his wife Kelly Preston, who died of breast cancer back in July at the age of 57. }); John Travolta had lost his first love, Diana Hyland, to breast cancer back in 1977, a decade before he met his wife Kelly Preston who died from the same disease over the weekend on Sunday, July 12. ga('ads.send', { And the odd thing is just before we met I thought I would never have a successful relationship. Travolta met Diana, who was 18 years older than him while filming their movie “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble” in 1976. Diana always wanted the world for me in every possible way." eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), Yesterday, the news broke that John Travolta’s wife, Kelly Preston, tragically passed away. window.googletag.pubads().addEventListener('slotOnload', function(event) { His mother, Helen Cecilia (née Burke; January 18, 1912 – December 1978), was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and direct… John Travolta lost first love Diana Hyland to breast cancer. John Travolta Grateful for Fans' Love and Support on First Thanksgiving After Wife's Death Published 28 Nov 2020 The 'Saturday Night Fever' actor thanks his online followers for their love and support as he marks his first Thanksgiving holiday as a widower following Kelly Preston's death. window.googletag.pubads().addEventListener('impressionViewable', function(event) { We were like two maniacs talking all the time on the set of Bubble. On Set of John Travolta and Kelly Preston's First Movie Together Since 2010 (Exclusive) This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), While this must have been incredibly difficult, Travolta tried to stay positive by posting an adorable video of … The film released in 1976, just a year before Hyland died in Travolta's arms, Daily Mail reported. Yesterday, the news broke that John Travolta’s wife, Kelly Preston, tragically passed away. The two met on the sets of 'The Experts' when Preston had was still married to actor Kevin Gage. pg.acq.push(function() { Then, bam. gads_event = event; 7 document.querySelector("#adunit").addEventListener('click',function(){ She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. ga('create', 'UA-67136960-15', 'auto', 'ads'); Travolta proposed and Preston eagerly accepted and then 26 years ago in 1991, the couple flew to Paris to get married at the Hotel de Crillon. },false) John Travolta shared a rare photo inside his huge home on Instagram, where the Grease actor lives with children Ella and Benjamin. eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), It's been a heartbreaking time for John Travolta and his family as they grieve the death of wife and mother, Kelly Preston, who died of breast cancer at age 57 on July 12, 2020. She began a romantic relationship with actor John Travolta, 18 years her junior, in 1976 after meeting him when she played his mother in the television movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. His first love died in his arms eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), John Travolta is kissed by his wife actress Kelly Preston as they sit in the cockpit of an Airbus A380 at Brisbane International Airport on November 15, 2005. ", Cherishing Hyland's memory, Travolta told People, "I gave her great joy the last months of her life. MEAWW brings you the best content from its global team of "The kids dance with us, … Travolta fell in love with his on-screen mother, and they started dating. ga('ads.send', { ga('ads.send', { } After a month it became romantic.". A highly independent, intelligent and outspoken woman in real-life, she subsequently began a May-December affair with a much younger actor, John Travolta, in 1976. Travolta had big plans for his future with Hyland. Votes: 4,644 | Gross: $12.92M Initially billed as Diane Gentner, she changed it to Diana Hyland (taking her mother's maiden name). eventAction: 'view' She moved in with George Clooney and had a two-year romance with him. I always feel she is with me — I mean her intentions are. John Travolta’s private life has been at the center of many a media storm, but with so many romantic connections, it’s hard to keep track of his latest love interest. ga('ads.send', { Travolta admitted, "And the odd thing is just before we met I thought I would never have a successful relationship. He added, "I had more fun with Diana than I ever had in my life. }); As the death of his wife Kelly Preston from breast cancer made headlines, longtime fans recalled that the actor’s first love, actress Diana Hyland, died the same way more than four decades earlier. 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