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John Travolta & Daughter Ella Do Iconic Dance from 'Grease' in a Heartwarming Super Bowl Ad

Annette Shadeya
Feb 04, 2021
03:10 A.M.
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John Travolta has put a heart-warming spin on the Super Bowl. The star and his daughter Ella Preston were featured in Super Bowl Ad dancing together with moves from the cult film Grease.


John Travolta and Ella Preston featured in only a few seconds of the spot but warmed viewer’s hearts with their father-daughter dance moves. The pair played dancing neighbors alongside other celebrities.

The clip captures the pair’s close bond from when a calm Ella shows her father how to record, but Travolta refuses her help before managing to record them both busting their moves until the end of the spot.

John Travolta attends the G'Day USA 2020 at Beverly Wilshire Source | Photo: Getty Images

John Travolta attends the G'Day USA 2020 at Beverly Wilshire Source | Photo: Getty Images


Instead of dancing to music from “Grease,” the pair used The Surfaces’ hit song, “Sunday Best,” as they brought the ad to a humorous end when actor Leslie David Baker barks at the duo to stop dancing on his lawn.

In sadder news, the pair danced together before the ad in a post honoring Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston, who passed away. The actor shared a video of him and Ella dancing explaining it was Preston’s favorite activity.

“@ella.travolta and I dancing in memory of momma. One of Kelly’s favorite things, dancing with me.”


The post marked Travolta’s return to Instagram after he broke the news of Preston’s death. In an emotional tribute, Travolta laid bare Preston’s quiet 2 year battle with breast cancer before she died on July 12, 2020.

Olivia Newton-John, Travolta’s “Grease” co-star and close friend, expressed her grief, admitting she had no words to describe the family’s loss. Preston leaves behind her son, Benjamin, 10, and Ella, 20.

10,000 people came out to support the star during his tour.


In the advert, Martha Stewart, who also features, mentions Travolta has still got the moves. Travolta first graced us with his choreography on the hit musical Grease but continues to entertain audiences with his moves.

On an episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” the star celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Grease’s” release with the four corners dance. Travolta revealed a fun fact saying the move was his idea.

“They needed a step for that "You're The One That I Want" at the end, so I said, we used to do the Four Corners. Why don't we do that?”


Travolta hit the silver screen with a splash, singing and dancing in musical films starring in “Grease” alongside Newton-John. After the star racked up an impressive filmography, most notably “Saturday Night Fever.”

Like "Grease," the film was an instant hit, a fact the star regarded as confusing at the time. To honor the film, the star kicked off a nostalgia tour in Brooklyn, NY, where the film was shot. Travolta’s late wife was by his side.


10,000 people came out to support the star during his tour, and Fallon, taken by the sheer magnitude, named the event ‘John Travolta Day.’ Travolta made a stop at Lenny’s Pizza in Brooklyn, made famous by the film.

Despite his personal tragedies, Travolta seems determined to put a smile on the faces of his fans and family through his heartwarming start to the Super Bowl season. The Super Bowl is set to kick off on Sunday.

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