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Olivia Newton-John pays tribute to John Travolta’s late wife Kelly Preston

Olivia Newton-John reveals her ‘heartbreaks’ to Grease co-star John Travolta as she pays tribute to late wife Kelly Preston

Olivia Newton-John has paid tribute to the late wife of former Grease co-star John Travolta, Kelly Preston.

Kelly died at the age of 57 after a two-year battle with breast cancer on Sunday morning, and Olivia, 71, recalled the actress’s “ soft spirit ” in a heartfelt message on Monday on Instagram.

‘@therealkellypreston was a radiant, warm and gentle spirit – a loving, devoted woman, mother and dear friend. My heart breaks for John, Ella and Ben. Not a word can express my grief for her family. Kelly’s light shines in her beautiful children. Xox ‘, Olivia wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of the pair.

'My heart breaks for John': Olivia Newton-John paid tribute to the late wife of former Grease co-star John Travolta, Kelly Preston

‘My heart breaks for John’: Olivia Newton-John paid tribute to the late wife of former Grease co-star John Travolta, Kelly Preston

John announced that his 31-year-old wife had lost her battle against breast cancer on Sunday evening.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year fight against breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. My family and I will be forever grateful to her doctors and nurses at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that 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.

“I’m taking the time to be there for my kids who have lost their mothers, so forgive me if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the coming weeks and months as we heal. All my love, JT. ‘

A spokesman for the Travolta family told it People that Kelly had chosen “to keep her fight private [and] had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her close family and friends, “in the months leading up to her death.”

'My heart breaks for John, Ella and Ben': John expressed her sympathy for Kelly's loved ones (the trio pictured in 2002)

'My heart breaks for John, Ella and Ben': John expressed her sympathy for Kelly's loved ones (the trio pictured in 2002)

‘My heart breaks for John, Ella and Ben’: John expressed her sympathy for Kelly’s loved ones (the trio pictured in 2002)

Summer love! John and Olivia have since remained friends in the lead role in the 1978 musical film Grease

Summer love! John and Olivia have since remained friends in the lead role in the 1978 musical film Grease

Summer love! John and Olivia have since remained friends in the lead role in the 1978 musical film Grease

John and Olivia have remained friends ever since they played love interests Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson in the popular 1978 movie Grease.

John spoke to Daily Mail Australia earlier this year, revealing that he never lost touch with his former costar.

“We love each other and if you love people, you keep in touch,” he said when asked how he kept their 40-year friendship.

In late 2019, the duo reunited their iconic Grease costumes for the first time since their 1978 film for a Meet ‘n’ Grease singalong event in Florida.

Grease is the word: the duo played love interests Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson

Grease is the word: the duo played love interests Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson

Grease is the word: the duo played love interests Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson

John said the one-off event was’ a glorious experience … [it was] one of the highlights of our lives to return as Sandy and Danny. ‘

The duo have been there through the good and bad times.

‘[In tough times] John always contacts me, ”Olivia said earlier People.

“If you share that kind of meteoric success [such as Grease] – and nothing has surpassed it – you share a bond, ‘he told the site.

“I experienced having a child, got divorced, and lost her sister. She passed my marriage and had children. ‘

The Saturday Night Fever actor added, “It’s beautiful and full of shared memories.”

Greased Lightnin '! In late 2019, the duo were first reunited in their iconic Grease costumes since filming the movie for a Meet 'n' Grease singalong event in Florida

Greased Lightnin '! In late 2019, the duo were first reunited in their iconic Grease costumes since filming the movie for a Meet 'n' Grease singalong event in Florida

Greased Lightnin ‘! In late 2019, the duo were first reunited in their iconic Grease costumes since filming the movie for a Meet ‘n’ Grease singalong event in Florida

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