Inside John Travolta's 22-year-old daughter Ella's rise to fame

Inside John Travolta's 22-year-old daughter Ella's rise to fame

Move over John! As Travolta’s 22-year-old daughter Ella forges career as a model, FEMAIL lifts the lid on how she overcame deaths of her mom AND brother to rise to stardom – after her famous father helped her land her first acting gig at NINE

  • John’s stunning daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta, is making waves in the fashion industry – attending New York Fashion Week in a slew of stunning looks earlier this month, and leaving her famous father, 68, in awe
  • The 22-year-old appears to be following in her dad’s footsteps, and has launched a major career for herself as an actress, singer, and now, fashionista
  • While Ella has accomplished a lot, she didn’t have the easiest childhood. She tragically lost her older brother, Jett, when she was just nine years old – after he had a seizure and hit his head on the bathtub 
  • She then suffered from another devastating blow when her mother, acclaimed actress Kelly Preston, passed away from breast cancer in 2020 at age 57
  • Despite her upbringing being plagued with heartbreak and loss, Ella has continued to prevail – and she has become a strong force in numerous industries
  • From her close relationship to her father to all of her achievements, here’s everything we know about John’s only daughter, Ella, as she propels herself into the world of modeling

John Travolta’s stunning daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta, is making waves in the fashion industry – attending New York Fashion Week in a slew of stunning looks earlier this month, and leaving her famous father, 68, in awe.

The 22-year-old appears to be following in her dad’s footsteps, and has launched a major career for herself as an actress, singer, and now, fashionista.

She landed her first role on the big screen when she was only nine years old, with the help of John, and she is now gearing up to star in the highly anticipated re-telling of Alice In Wonderland, called Get Lost.

John Travolta’s stunning daughter, Ella Bleu Travolta, is making waves in the fashion industry – attending New York Fashion Week in a slew of stunning looks earlier this month, and leaving her famous father, 68, in awe


The 22-year-old appears to be following in her dad’s footsteps, and has launched a major career for herself as an actress, singer, and now, fashionista

She landed her first role on the big screen when she was only nine years old, with the help of John (seen together during her childhood), and she is now gearing up to star in the highly anticipated re-telling of Alice In Wonderland, called Get Lost

Multi-talented Ella is also preparing for the release of her upcoming first EP – and on top of all that, she has also entered into the fashion industry – showing up to the highly coveted NYFW in a series of eye-popping outfits

Multi-talented Ella is also preparing for the release of her upcoming first EP – and on top of all that, she has also entered into the fashion industry – showing up to the highly coveted NYFW in a series of eye-popping outfits.

From her close relationship to her father to all of her achievements, here’s everything we know about John’s only daughter, Ella, as she propels herself into the world of modeling

She attended the Kate Spade Presentation on September 9 – stunning in a lacy, white crop top and matching skirt; she was also invited to Karl Lagerfeld’s party celebrating the release of Cara Loves Karl Capsule Collection days later, during which, she rocked a black, corset top, as well as a dark jacket and pants set.

At just 22, John’s daughter has certainly made strides in her career – and her father is ‘so proud,’ taking to Instagram on Friday to share his amazement over how far she has come.

He posted a snap of Ella at one of the fashion events, while gushing, ‘So proud of Ella’s debut at fashion week in New York City.’

While Ella has accomplished a lot, she didn’t have the easiest childhood. She tragically lost her older brother, Jett, when she was just nine years old – after he had a seizure and his his head on the bathtub.

She then suffered from another devastating blow when her mother, acclaimed actress Kelly Preston, passed away from breast cancer in 2020.

Despite being plagued with heartbreak and loss throughout her upbringing, Ella has continued to prevail – and she has become a strong force in numerous industries.

From her close relationship to her father to all of her achievements, here’s everything we know about John’s only daughter, Ella, as she propels herself into the world of modeling. 

Ella’s family tragedy: How she prevailed despite losing her brother, Jett, and mother, Kelly, at such a young age

John met late actress Kelly (seen with Ella) while filming The Experts in 1988, and the movie star later revealed that she was instantly attracted to John. She recalled of their first meeting: ‘I was like, “Oh s**t. Kill me now.” You know, like, “Oh, my God”‘

The couple (seen in 1991) got engaged on New Year’s Eve in 1990, and by 1991, they were married. Together, they welcomed three children over the years – son Jett in 1992, daughter Ella in 2000, and son Benjamin in 2010


The family faced tragedy in January 2009, when Jett (seen with his dad before his death) died at age 16

John met Ella’s mom, late actress Kelly, while filming The Experts in 1988, and the movie star later revealed that she was instantly attracted to John.

The teenager was on vacation in the Bahamas when he had a seizure and hit his head on the bathtub. Jett and Ella are seen together as kids

‘I see, no lie, coming across the hall with his two dogs – this really hot guy,’ she recalled to Us Weekly in 2018 of their first meeting.

‘Then he stops and says, “Hello.” And I was like, “Oh s**t. Kill me now.” You know, like, “Oh, my God.”‘

The couple got engaged on New Year’s Eve in 1990, and by 1991, they were married. 

Together, they welcomed three children over the years – son Jett in 1992, daughter Ella in 2000, and son Benjamin in 2010 – however, the family faced tragedy in January 2009, when Jett died at age 16.

The teenager was on vacation in the Bahamas when he had a seizure and hit his head on the bathtub. He reportedly had suffered from a disorder called Kawasaki disease from the age of two, which resulted in him getting regular seizures. 

John and Kelly were together for 29 years before Kelly passed away at age 57 in July 2020, following a two-year battle with breast cancer.

In April 2021, John opened up about grieving the loss of his wife to Esquire Magazine, explaining that every one has a ‘different path’ while mourning.

He reportedly had suffered from a disorder called Kawasaki disease from the age of two, which resulted in him getting regular seizures. Ella is seen with her parents and Jett before his passing


John and Kelly were together for 29 years before Kelly passed away at age 57 in July 2020, following a two-year battle with breast cancer. Kelly is seen with Ella throughout her childhood

During an appearance on Kevin Hart’s show Hart to Heart, John spoke out about a very hard conversation he had to have with his then-young son Ben, who was 10 at the time, regarding his mother’s passing. Ella is seen with her mom before her death

 He explained that Ben voiced concerns that John would die too, to which he told him, ‘Nobody knows when they’re gonna go or when they’re going to stay. You just do your best at trying to live the longest you can.’ Ella is seen with Ben when they were little

‘Grief is personal and finding your own path is what could lead to healing. It’s different than someone else’s journey,’ he said.

‘The most important thing you can do to help people going through grief is allow them the space to live it and not complicate their journey with your own.’

During an appearance on Kevin Hart’s show Hart to Heart, he also spoke out about a very hard conversation he had to have with his then-young son Ben, who was 10 at the time, regarding his mother’s passing.

He explained that Ben voiced concerns that John would die too, to which he told him, ‘It’s a very different thing.’ 

‘I went through the differences about my longevity and her limited life,’ John recalled. ‘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, 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.’

Ella’s impressive career: How she broke out into acting, singing, and now, modeling

Ella (seen as a child) began her career in 2009, just after Jett’s death – when she landed a role in the movie Old Dogs (alongside her parents, Robin Williams, Matt Dillon, Justin Long, Seth Green, Rita Wilson, Dax Shepard, and Lori Loughlin)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, she told her dad she wanted to be in a movie at age seven, and he made it happen by pitching her to various directors

She then went on to star in crime thriller The Poison Rose in 2019, which her dad also acted in, before she landed the starring role in the upcoming movie Get Lost

Ella began her career in 2009, just after Jett’s death – when she landed a role in the movie Old Dogs (alongside her parents, Robin Williams, Matt Dillon, Justin Long, Seth Green, Rita Wilson, Dax Shepard, Lori Loughlin, and Bernie Mac). 

She previously told People that her love for performing started a young age, which stemmed from growing up with her famous parents. She is seen as a kid with Taylor Lautner

According to The Hollywood Reporter, she told her dad she wanted to be in a movie at age seven, and he made it happen by pitching her to various directors.

She then went on to star in crime thriller The Poison Rose in 2019, which her dad also acted in, before she landed the starring role in the upcoming movie Get Lost.

Described by Deadline as a ‘re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland,’ Ella is set to play Alicia, ‘who goes on a wildly magical trip into the wonderland that is Budapest.’

‘Alicia is backpacking through Europe to fulfill her mother’s last wish, and a chance encounter with a strange girl forces Alicia to go on a mind-bending overnight adventure,’ the outlet reports. 

‘There, she meets not only a mysterious young man, but a whole menagerie of individuals that take her on an odyssey that will open her heart and mind. In the end, her journey ends with a revelation, and freedom.’

She previously told People that her love for performing started a young age, which stemmed from growing up with her famous parents. 

‘Since I was very little, I’ve loved performing, singing, dancing, and putting on shows at home for my family and friends,’ she explained. 

‘Since I was very little, I’ve loved performing, singing, dancing, and putting on shows at home for my family and friends,’ Ella, seen with her dad in 2021, explained

She also told the outlet that having her dad on set ‘helped so much’ since it was ‘so comforting.’ Ella (seen with her dad and brother) gushed: ‘He’s the best mentor ever. When I have any questions,  he has the best advice, and that’s amazing’

‘In our house in Maine, we have this stage area set up with a little red curtain and my friends and I would perform there… We did [everything] from the Hulk to Christmas shows and one year we all played different Housewives of Maine.’

She also told the outlet that having her dad on set ‘helped so much’ since it was ‘so comforting.’

‘He’s the best mentor ever,’ she gushed. ‘When I have any questions, my mom and dad have the best advice, and that’s amazing… I love that it’s sort of the family business.

‘Whatever I would have chosen to do they would have supported me. But they’re really proud of me for [acting] and that makes me proud too.’

While previously chatting with Entertainment Tonight, John reflected on starring in the two movies with his daughter, and he admitted that he got a little too involved.

‘I am ridiculous. I’m behind the camera mouthing every word she says, doing her moves,’ he joked. ‘My wife gets hysterical watching me watch her, because I just want it to go great.’ 

While previously chatting with Entertainment Tonight, John reflected on starring in the two movies with his daughter, and he admitted that he got a little too involved

‘I am ridiculous. I’m behind the camera mouthing every word she says, doing her moves,’ he joked. ‘My wife gets hysterical watching me watch her, because I just want it to go great’


Ella also stepped into the world of music, sharing a video of herself singing and playing the piano to Instagram back in November, while revealing that she gearing up to release her first EP sometime this year

She has now also stepped into the world of modeling, and attended various events at NYFW earlier this month, including a Kate Spade party and the Karl Lagerfeld show

Ella also stepped into the world of music, sharing a video of herself singing and playing the piano to Instagram back in November, while revealing that she gearing up to release her first EP sometime this year.

Unfortunately, she did not share the date just yet – but her first single, called Dizzy, premiered in January 2022.

‘There is something I’ve been working on for the past year that is very dear to my heart,’ she captioned the video at the time.

‘I wanted to share a part of a song that I wrote that will be on my EP coming out next year. Very excited (and nervous). Hope you like it!’

Doting dad John quickly left a supportive comment on the post, writing, ‘I’m so very proud of you Ella, its amazing! – Your thrilled Dad.’ 

She has now also stepped into the world of modeling, and attended various events at NYFW earlier this month, including a Kate Spade party and the Karl Lagerfeld show – amazing her father once again.

Ella’s strong bond with her dad: How the actress continuously grew closer to her famous father

John previously opened up to People magazine about his relationship with Ella, while calling her ‘gracious, generous, poised, graceful, and gorgeous,’ adding, ‘She is her own person’

The father-daughter-duo have also supported one another online many times, and in honor of Father’s Day back in June, Ella shared a sweet tribute to her dad in which she called him the ‘smartest, kindest, most generous man’ she knows

John previously opened up to People magazine about his relationship with Ella, while calling her ‘gracious, generous, poised, graceful, and gorgeous.’

‘She is her own person. She is gracious, generous, poised, graceful and gorgeous. I don’t know how she came to be, and I don’t take any credit other than just adoring her,’ he said. ‘And maybe that’s a valid contribution.’

The father-daughter-duo have also supported one another online many times, and in honor of Father’s Day back in June, Ella shared a sweet tribute to her dad.

‘Happy Father’s Day to the smartest, kindest, most generous man I know,’ she wrote. ‘Just by being yourself, you have taught me the most important lessons in life. Thank you for everything you do and for being my friend. I love you, Daddy.’

And when his birthday rolled around on February 18, she called the Grease star her ‘role model’ and ‘best friend’ in a touching post.

‘Happy Birthday to my role model, my best friend, the person who has taught me one of the most valuable lessons in life – kindness. I love you with all my heart, Daddy,’ she said.


And when his birthday rolled around on February 18, she called the Grease star her ‘role model’ and ‘best friend’ in a touching post

In another Instagram post, Ella opened up about what she admires about John the most – the fact that he ‘never ceases to love and help’ her. She added, ‘You are gracious and selfless and that inspires me to be a better person everyday’

‘Daddy, you make parenting look so easy, though it not always is. You make everyday better than the one before it,’ she gushed in her Father’s Day post from the previous year. 

She has also remembered her late mother many times, calling her a ‘wonderful role model’ in a sweet Mother’s Day post back in May

‘You bring joy to us when we are down. You are our best friend and we love you to the moon and back around. I hope to be even half as good of a parent as you someday. Happy Father’s Day to this incredible man.’

In another Instagram post, Ella opened up about what she admires about John the most – the fact that he ‘never ceases to love and help’ her.

‘You are gracious and selfless and that inspires me to be a better person everyday,’ she added. ‘Thank you for raising me with so much love and kindness. I am forever thankful to have you in my life and I love you so much.’

‘Happy Birthday to the most incredible man I have ever known. You are not only the best Dad ever, but you are also my best friend,’ she wrote in 2021. 

‘Thank you for raising us, helping us and loving us and thank you for all of the good you do every day. The world is so lucky to have you and so are we. I love you Daddy.’

She has also remembered her late mother many times, calling her a ‘wonderful role model’ in a sweet Mother’s Day post back in May.

‘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. I miss and love you, mama,’ she captioned a throwback shot of her and her mom. ‘Happy Mother’s to all of the wonderful moms out there.’

One year earlier, she wrote, ‘Mama, thank you for all you have done for us and for this world. I miss you and love you very much – but your smile, warmth, and love is ever lasting. Wishing all of the moms a Happy Mother’s Day.’

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