BREAKING: Actress Kelly Preston, Wife of John Travolta, Has Died at 57

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

Actress Kelly Preston, John Travolta's wife of 28 years died Sunday at 57 after a two-year battle with breast cancer.

Preston's death was initially reported by People. Travolta confirmed the sad news in an Instagram post. 

Preston starred in movies such as,  "Jerry Maguire," with Tom Cruise, "For the Love of the Game," "Twins," "Gotti," and "Battlefield Earth," with her husband, and many more. 

Actor Russell Crow tweeted about Preston calling her "a lovely person," and a sparkly-eyed gem."

Kelly Preston.Can’t remember where, but, met first in late ‘92 I think.Such a lovely person. In 1995 we auditioned together for Breaking Up, Salma Hayek got that gig.I havent seen her much, but when I did, she was always the same sparkly eyed gem.Love to her family.R.I.P

— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) July 13, 2020

The couple had three children together -- Ella Bleu, Benjamin, and Jett Travolta. 

They famously weathered the death of their son Jeff, 16, who died after a seizure on a family vacation. The death launched a court case, forcing the couple to testify after the ambulance driver and his lawyer attempted to extort $25 million from the grieving parents in exchange for not exposing personal information about their son's death. 

Preston and Travolta were married in 1991 in Paris in 1991.