Preston had been battling breast cancer for two years, Travolta said, and “fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. 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. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered.”
Preston had starred in 90’s classics like “Jerry McGuire” and “For Love of the Game.”
John Travolta ended his post by saying, “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. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal. All my love, JT”
In addition to their daughter Ella, the couple also have a son, Benjamin, born in 2010. Their son Jett Travolta died in 2009, while the family vacationed in the Bahamas.
CNN’s Hollie Silverman contributed to this report.