'He's with Kelly now': Internet joins in as John Travolta pays touching tribute to late son Jett on his 32nd birthday

'He's with Kelly now': Internet joins in as John Travolta pays touching tribute to late son Jett on his 32nd birthday
John Travolta and Kelly Preston's eldest son, Jett Travolta, died in 2009 (@johntravolta/Instagram, Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: John Travolta took to Instagram on Saturday, April 13, to post a sweet tribute in honor of late son Jett Travolta's 32nd birthday.

Sharing a throwback photo of Jett, the 'Grease' star penned, "Happy birthday my Jetty—not a day goes by where you’re not with me!"

In the pic, Jett, who was four or five years old at the time, can be seen grinning from ear to ear while being held by his mother, Kelly Preston, with John standing by her side, as per Parade

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Jett died tragically at the age of 16 in January 2009, after suffering a seizure and hitting his head on a bathtub while on a family Christmas vacation in The Bahamas.

In 2020, John's wife, Kelly, succumbed to cancer. The two met in 1988 during the filming of 'The Experts' and went on to tie the knot in Paris in 1991.

They welcomed three children, Jett in 1992, Ella Bleu in 2000, and Benjamin in 2010. 

BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 12:  Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the ceremony to honor John Travolta
Kelly Preston and John Travolta were married for nearly three decades (Getty Images)

Fans join John Travolta in wishing late Jett Travolta on his 32nd birthday

One said, "He is with his mom now ❤️," and another noted, "Will never forget him. Or Kelly."

A person shared, "To lose your Son and Wife is just unbelievably heartbreaking! Lots of Love to you and Ella and Ben!" "Always in your heart forever and ever. And will see him and her again!!" wrote someone else. 

"What a sweet Picture of ur two angels," exclaimed a fan about the throwback photo. 

Someone else noted cheerily, "Happy Birthday up there Jett! 🙌 what a tremendous photo💖." One more chimed in, "You have many angels JT I’m so sorry what you’ve endured most your life actually . Happy Birthday Jet ✈️."

"They are together and some day you’ll all be together again 🙏Happy heavenly birthday Jett🎂," expressed an individual. 

"You stay so positive when you have lost your worlds over and over~ your heart seems so filled with love~ I send you my love ~I’m so sorry," commented another supporter. 

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: John Travolta speaks onstage during the 95th Annual Academy Awards
John Travolta didn't know whether he was 'going to make it' after the death of his eldest child (Getty Images)

John Travolta previously said son Jett's death was the worst thing that's ever happened to him

During a 2014 interview at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, John opened up about coping with the grief of losing his son, as per Fox News.

He described the feeling of losing Jett as "the worst thing that’s ever happened in my life."

The 'Pulp Fiction' actor also shared that he didn't know whether he was "going to make it," adding the Church of Scientology helped him cope with the tragedy.

Travolta expressed, "I will forever be grateful to Scientology for supporting me for two years solid ... I mean Monday through Sunday. They didn't take a day off, working through different angles of the techniques to get through grief and loss and to make me feel that finally I could get through a day."

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