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John Travolta Honors Late Son Jett's Birthday: 'Not a Day Goes by Where You’re Not With Me!'

The actor's eldest son Jett died at age 16 in January 2009

<p>Mitchell Gerber/Corbis/VCG via Getty </p> John Travolta, Kelly Preston and their son Jet

Mitchell Gerber/Corbis/VCG via Getty

John Travolta, Kelly Preston and their son Jet

John Travolta is honoring his son Jett for his birthday.

The proud father, 70, paid a touching tribute to his late son in an Instagram post on April 12, a day ahead of what would have been Jett's 32nd birthday.

“Happy birthday my Jetty — not a day goes by where you’re not with me!” Travolta wrote in the caption of his post.

Alongside his message, the actor shared a throwback photo where he also honored his late wife Kelly Preston, as the snap showed him standing with Preston as she held Jett in between them. Jett, who was younger in the photo, flashed a big smile in the shot as he wrapped his arms around his mother.

<p>Rogers and Cowan via Getty</p> Travolta's son Jett (pictured with his wife Kelly Preston and their daughter Ella) died in 2009

Rogers and Cowan via Getty

Travolta's son Jett (pictured with his wife Kelly Preston and their daughter Ella) died in 2009

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Travolta and Preston shared three children: eldest son Jett, daughter Ella Bleu, 24, and son Benjamin, 13.

Jett tragically died at age 16 in January 2009 while on vacation with his family in the Bahamas. He had suffered a seizure at the time and hit his head on a bathtub at their vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel.

Preston sadly died in July 2020 two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She was 57.

“Happy Birthday Jetty❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Travolta’s daughter Ella wrote in the comment section in response to his latest post. His longtime friend Rita Wilson added, “Will never forget him. Or Kelly 💕.”

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<p>Gisela Schober/Getty Images</p> Preston (pictured with Travolta and Ella) died at age 57 in July 2020

Gisela Schober/Getty Images

Preston (pictured with Travolta and Ella) died at age 57 in July 2020

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Travolta’s birthday tribute to Jett comes after celebrating his daughter Ella’s birthday last week.

On Wednesday, April 3, the Hairspray star posted a sweet video montage of Ella decorating her birthday cake on her special day. “Happy birthday Ella,” he told her as he filmed her. “Thank you,” Ella replied, smiling.

Travolta then asked her, “What are doing?” Ella replied, “Baking a cake.” The actor zoomed in on the chocolate cake, adding, “Oh that looks beautiful, very good. Happy birthday hun.”

The clip then showed Ella sitting with her dad in his classic car as he pulled out of his driveway.

“It’s Ella’s birthday,” Travolta shouted. A shot of Ella’s birthday gifts arranged in a pilewere nest was shown followed by a clip of her blowing out her candles on her cake, while the tribute closed out with the words, ‘Happy Birthday Ella’ flashing up white letters over a photo of her face.

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