John Travolta Shows Rare Photo of Son Ben on His 10th Birthday — See the Actor's Youngest Child

Afouda Bamidele
Nov 24, 2020
03:24 P.M.
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Hollywood icon John Travolta was all about his young son, Ben as he celebrated the youngster who recently turned ten years old. John commemorated the big day with a rarely seen image of the celebrant.

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“Face Off” star actor John Travolta is grateful that his young son Ben has hit his preteen years and he took to Instagram to share a heartwarming birthday shout out to the celebrant.

In his post, Travolta attached a rare father-son snapshot of himself and Ben photographed in a spontaneous and fun-filled moment. The star dad rocked a black shirt and a huge smile while he hugged Ben from behind.

John Travolta at Build Series to discuss his role in the film "The Fanatic" at Build Studio on November 25, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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Ben looked adorable in a red tank top while his blonde waves were neatly brushed and parted at one side. The birthday boy presented a big smile similar to his dad’s as they warmed the timeline. Travolta wrote in his caption:

“Happy 10th birthday to my wonderful Ben! I love you!”

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Fans racked up over seven thousand comments gushing over the pair and putting up birthday wishes and prayers on the timeline. Ben is the youngest son of award-winning star and his late wife, Kelly Preston.

Travolta’s family see young Ben as a blessing to their beautiful household

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The “Grease” actor was devastated when Preston passed in July following her battle with breast cancer. The following month, he and his grown daughter were filmed tributing a dance to Preston.

On her post-humous 58th birthday, the “Hairspray” star has another warm tribute up on Instagram. He uploaded a collage photo of him and the "Gotti" actress on their wedding day alongside one of his parents.

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Travolta’s family see young Ben as a blessing to their beautiful household. This is because he arrived at a time when the family was healing from a painful loss. In 2009, Preston and her spouse mourned the death of their 16-year-old son, Jett, who died after hitting his head on a bathtub.

At the time, the family was on vacation when Jett had a seizure and never recovered from it. Once speaking about the sad development the 66-year-old noted that Ben’s birth helped the family heal from the trauma.

"The Saturday Night Fever" actor further added that the family’s bond grew stronger, describing the youngster as a "beautiful kind of glue" who has held the family together after a heartbreaking loss.

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