John Travolta's Moving 70th Birthday Message From Daughter Ella Will Warm Your Heart

John Travolta celebrated his 70th birthday with his loved ones, including daughter Ella, who paid tribute to her father online.

By Corinne Heller Feb 19, 2024 6:33 PMTags
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John Travolta turned 70 Feb. 18 and received a heartwarming birthday tribute from his daughter Ella Bleu Travolta.

"Happy Birthday to the man who is always by my side and who is always bringing light and beauty into this world," the 23-year-old wrote on Instagram, alongside a childhood photo of herself with her dad. "I love you to the moon and back."

The Grease star, who shares Ella with late wife Kelly Preston, commented on her post, "And I always will be Ella my baby girl," adding a heart emoji.

And it appears the milestone celebration was extra special for the Pulp Fiction star, who offered a glimpse at the festivities on Instagram Story. In the social media video, John could be seen blowing out candles on his birthday cake and later eating a piece—with his dog standing on his lap and licking his face, a moment he fittingly captioned, "Birthday kiss from Peanut."

Secrets About Grease

The Look Who's Talking actor also shared on his own page a video of son Benjamin Travolta, 13, skiing, noting, "This was my favorite birthday gift today. Seeing my son Ben ski to a new level! I'm so proud of him."

Instagram / John Travolta

Several fellow celebs sent their well-wishes to John on Instagram, including longtime pal Jamie Lee Curtis, his costar from the 1985 movie Perfect.

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY @johntravolta," the actress wrote on her page, alongside several pics of the two, from the past and present. "We have been friends and colleagues for a long time and we share a passion for our art and children and rescue pups! @pawworks."

John responded, "Jamie, I adore you. Thank you for remembering my birthday and our wonderful relationship."

Look back at the actor's sweetest moments with his family over the years:

Happy Birthday John

The actor celebrates his 70th birthday with his family, including their dog Peanut.

Dad & Daughter

"Happy Birthday to the man who is always by my side and who is always bringing light and beauty into this world," Ella Bleu Travolta, 23, wrote on Instagram on her dad's 70th birthday, alongside a throwback pic of the two. "I love you to the moon and back."

Pawfect Moment

John shared a montage of pics and videos of his youngest son Benjamin Travolta for his 13th birthday in November 2023, including this clip of the now-teen with the family's dogs.

"I can’t believe my baby boy is now a teenager," the actor wrote. "Ben turns 13 today. I love you my son!"

Benjamin Becomes a Teen

Happy Birthday my sweetest Benjamin," his sister Ella Bleu Travolta wrote on Instagram, alongside this throwback pic, "it feels like yesterday you were this young and now you’re 13!! I love you!

Father's Day 2023

"Happy Fathers Day, Daddy," Ella Bleu Travolta wrote on Instagram, alongsidea pic of herself with her dad and brother Benjamin. "Thank you for being the best father and for all of the love and light you bring to the world. I love you to the moon and back."

Father-Daughter Bond

Ella Bleu Travolta posted this on her birthday in April 2023: "23...I want to thank everyone for the kindest warm wishes on my birthday and to the best Dad in the world for making it the most incredible day."

Father's Day 2019 Selfie

"Happy Father's Day everyone!" John wrote alongside this photo of himself with kids Ella Bleu Travolta and Benjamin Travolta. "It is a privilege to be the father of these two beautiful children - thank you for the honor and my love and respect to all fathers."

New Year's Eve 2020

John and daughter Ella Bleu Travolta ring in 2021.

Father's Day 2022 Selfie

"It's privilege to be a father," the actor wrote on Instagram, alongside a selfie with kids Ella Bleu Travolta and Benjamin Travolta. "I love you my babies. Happy Father's Day to everyone."

Remembering Jett

John appears with wife Kelly Preston and their eldest kids Jett Travolta and Ella Bleu Travolta in this undated photo. Jett died at age 16 in 2009 during a family trip to the Bahamas after suffering a seizure at their vacation home.

Remembering Kelly Preston

The actress, who died in 2020 at age 57 after a two-year battle with breast cancer, appears with John at a premiere for his film Gotti at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Family Selfie 2019

John, Kelly PrestonElla Bleu Travolta and Benjamin Travolta pose for a family pic on the latter's ninth birthday.

The Family Force Is Strong

John, Kelly Preston and kids Ella Bleu Travolta and Benjamin Travolta appear at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Father-Daughter Memory

John appears with daughter Ella Bleu Travolta in this undated photo she shared on his 68th birthday in 2022.

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

Easter 2022

John appears with his kids Ella Bleu Travolta and Benjamin Travolta on the holiday.

Kiss Sandwich

On Valentine's Day 2020, five months before Kelly Preston's death, her and John's daughter Ella Bleu Travolta shared this pic, writing, "Happy Valentine?s Day everyone! I hope it was filled with lots of's to eating chocolate with all of your front teeth missing!"

Happy Holidays 2021

John, Ella Bleu Travolta and son Benjamin Travolta cuddle for a family pic over the holidays.

Dad-Daughter TV Date

John and Ella Bleu Travolta appear backstage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2019.

Cherished Memory

In October 2023, on what would have been Kelly Preston's 61st birthday, daughter Ella Bleu Travolta wrote on Instagram, alongside this throwback pic of the two, "Happy Birthday mama, I love you so much! Thank you for inspiring me every day."

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