John Travolta is 'so proud' of daughter Ella's New York Fashion Week debut

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John Travolta gushes over daughter Ella Bleu's NYFW debut. (Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)
John Travolta gushes over daughter Ella Bleu's NYFW debut. (Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)

Ella Bleu Travolta is all grown up and just made her New York Fashion Week debut.

On Sept. 17, the 22 year old strutted her stuff in the Karl Lagerfeld runway show for the Cara Loves Karl capsule collection. Her father, John Travolta, shared his daughter’s accomplishment on social media. The proud papa posted a runway snap of his daughter and captioned the stunning photo, “So proud of Ella’s debut at fashion week in New York City!”

Fans were quick to point out that the model, who is the daughter of Travolta and the late actress Kelly Preston, is the spitting image of both of her parents.

A fan commented, “She's so beautiful and looks like her handsome dad!”

Another social media user wrote, “She reminds me of her mother in this photo!”

“Looks like a perfect blend of John and Kelly,” summed up a third commenter.

Ella is singer as well as a model and an actress. She recently released the single "Dizzy" and has appeared alongside her dad in the movies Old Dogs and The Poison Rose.

In May 2022, the model posted a sweet Mother’s Day tribute to Instagram that included an adorable family photo with her late mom on the Dumbo ride at Disneyland.

“I’ve learned a lot from all of the strong and powerful women in my life. I thank you all for being such wonderful role models," Ella wrote. "I miss and love you, mama. Happy Mothers to all of the wonderful moms out there!”

Preston died of metastatic breast cancer in 2020 after battling the disease for two years. Since then, the Travolta patriarch has spoken about guiding his children through grief. Travolta recounted to Kevin Hart on the Peacock series Hart to Heart how his 10-year-old son, Ben, expressed fear that his actor father would die soon after losing his mom.

"He said to me once, 'Because mom passed away, I'm afraid you're going to," the 67-year-old star of Pulp Fiction and Grease recalled. "I said, 'Well, it's a very different thing.' And I went through the differences about my longevity and her limited life."

Travolta continued, "I said, 'But you know, Ben — you always love the truth and I'm going to tell you the truth about life. Nobody knows when they're gonna go or when they're going to stay. Your brother [Jett] left at 16. Too young. Your mother left at 57. That was too young. But who's to say? I could die tomorrow. You could. Anybody can."

Travolta, who married Preston in 1991, ended by saying, "So let's look at it like it's part of life. You don't know exactly. You just do your best at trying to live the longest you can.'"

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