Before Kelly Preston: Travolta had already lost a girlfriend to breast cancer…

Damn crab. John Travolta is currently mourning the disappearance of his wife Kelly Preston, died Sunday, July 12, 2020 breast cancer at the age of 57 years. And it is probably impossible to compare the two losses. But the actor had already experienced an event very similar, there are this years. Before you meet with the mother of his children, in his youth, he had known love with another actress, Diana Hyland, whom he met on the filming of the Child bubble. Alas, she had lost her fight against the disease in 1977. He was 23 years old, she was 41.

Diana Hyland had had a mastectomy two years before his death. As John Travolta said in the People magazine at the time, she was totally unaware that she was in danger of losing life and has realized that two weeks before his disappearance. “When I met her for the first time, there was already a possibility for that to happen, he said. I gave him all the joy that I have during the last months of his life. I always feel that she is with me. Or in any case his intentions. Diana has always wanted the best for me.” In the middle of the production of the famous Saturday Night Fever, knowing that the health of his companion was slipping away, he had taken a plane to accompany him until the end. He asserts that he was with her when she gave her last breath and that he saw it fly away.

A life populated sorrow

John Travolta has experienced a lot of ups but also many downs. When he was in a relationship with Diana Hyland, it’s loud and clear, that he had never felt such a thing for a person, comparing their attraction to that of two magnets. “On the filming of The Child bubble, we were just talking. A month later, it became more of a romantic, he explained. I’m more amused with her than anyone.” Then in 1977, he had to learn to live again, to breathe without it. On September 12, 1991, he married Kelly Preston. Together they had three children. But only Ella (20 years old) and Benjamin (9 years old) are there to cry their mom. Jett, the first son of the family, died of a heart attack on January 3, 2009…