In an interview with the Spanish version of the magazine ‘Esquire’, John Travolta (67) was very open about the mourning period that followed the death of his wife Kelly Preston. She died in July 2020 at the age of 57 after a battle with breast cancer. The actor calls mourning ‘a very personal process in which you have to heal’.

“You don’t want to know how many people approached me about being so sad too”

“Everyone mourns in a different way, there is no manual for it. You all make your own journey to healing. The most important thing you can do is give another person the space to do it their way and not make it more difficult by them. Imagine you are at a funeral and you are very sad And then someone approaches you who has even more sorrow So you get no room to come to your own grief At least, that’s how I have it experienced, ”said Travolta.

He continues: “You don’t want to know how many people approached me about the fact that they were so sad. I just didn’t know what to do with that, because I already had so much to deal with myself. It was of course not bad, but you end up comforting others. That’s why I think it’s important to have a place where I can be alone with my grief, without anyone interfering. “

For Travolta, the interests of his children Ella (21) and Benjamin (10) are paramount. “My main task is to secure their future and help them where I can. Ella, for example, would like to enter the film industry, so we talk about that a lot. Ben is only 10, I mainly guide him in his development.”

John and Kelly were married for 28 years and had son Jett in addition to Ella and Benjamin. He passed away in 2009 at the age of 16.