Summertime means soaking up the hot sun — and that’s exactly what John Travolta has been doing with his two kids! The iconic Grease actor took to Instagram on Monday, June 3, and shared a super sweet video while taking some much needed time off near his home in Florida.
“Great weekend with the kids!” the 65-year-old hunk captioned the clip he shared while relaxing on a boat with his 19-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta, and his 8-year-old son, Benjamin Travolta. The three looked happier than ever as they enjoyed the sunset on the water.
Fans of the Saturday Night Fever star couldn’t help but flood the comment section with kind messages for John and his sweet brood. “Your daughter looks just like you … what a beautiful family,” one user wrote on his Instagram page. “I’m so happy to see you together with your beautiful family, now that’s called love … thank you and keep spreading this love,” gushed another.
John and his wife, Kelly Preston, kept much of their personal lives private when their kids were younger. But now that they are growing up, John can’t help but gush about the incredible bond that he shares with them. “Our children keep our interest in life very high,” the Pulp Fiction actor revealed to Us Weekly in January. “Their future is very important to us.”
John and Kelly, 56, have made it pretty obvious that their kids mean the world to them, especially after losing their eldest son, Jett Travolta, at age 16 in 2009. In fact, the Gotti star credits his youngest son with helping him and his wife pick up the pieces after losing his firstborn so tragically.
“Certainly having little Benjamin has been a beautiful kind of glue for us to re-bond after a tremendous loss,” John shared on Good Morning America in 2016. It seems like Benjamin’s birth was a blessing to the family, even since the first day that John and Kelly found out they were pregnant.
“We had been trying for quite a few years, and then of course there was a time when we weren’t, and then we started trying again,” the Battlefield Earth actress explained at the time. “When I found out I was pregnant [with Ben], I was floored. I’d snuck out of bed and then came back and woke Johnny up in bed. We both started crying. It was wonderful.”