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Kelly Preston: "It's Just Too Soon"

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Kelly Preston has decided against speaking about the death of her 16-year-old son, Jett, at a panel during the California Governor’s Conference for Women in October.

Preston had originally agreed to discuss life after she and husband John Travolta lost their son earlier this year at the "Grief & Resilience" panel at the Maria Shriver-hosted event.

Says Kelly: "It is with my sincere apologies that I must pull out from speaking at [the] conference. I am sorry, but I truly believed that I could do it. Otherwise I never would have said that I could. But I am still deeply in the process of healing, and it's just too soon."

So sad.

Maria Shriver, who's organizing the event and whose mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver, passed away earlier this month, has given Preston her "complete support and understanding."

Shriver says:

"Everyone has their own path to healing and their own timetable for grieving. Kelly's presence at The Women's Conference will be missed, but the main stage conversation on grief and resilience with Elizabeth Edwards, Susan Saint James and myself will continue as planned. Having just lost my own mother and my uncle, I believe it's an important and meaningful subject because loss and grief will touch everyone at some point in their lives."

Very well said.

[Image via WENN.]

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35 comments to “Kelly Preston: "It's Just Too Soon"”

  1. 1

    :( that's so sad

  2. 2

    I feel really bad for her and John. Sad.

  3. 3

    Be strong ladiez… time heals all wounds.

  4. 4

    Excuse me, Perez, but there is a big contingent of people who believe that John & Kelly are criminally negligent in the death of their son.. Non brain-dead Scientoligists would of given that boy the education he needed to live a full life. The Revoltings just put him away in a room.

  5. 5

    sad : /

  6. 6

    yes stay strong…

  7. 7

    love love love kelly preston. always have. she is such a class act, wonderful person, and down to earth. love her and john, they have always been one of my favorite couples. i hope she finds strength & knows jett is watching over the family, and smiling :)

  8. 8

    Perez thanks for putting this up. I lost a blood relative last month to cancer.
    I know just how they feel. But, everyone do have a different path to recovery.
    I would like to know more about this. She is right one way or another we all will experience death.

  9. 9

    Re: Canadiana717 – Hello Sexy!!! Hope your Saturday is fine. Don't wear out LDC! Love ya!

  10. 10

    OH and by the way… It's MARIA Shriver….not Mariah… dip shit.

  11. 11

    So Sad : ( Just Stay Strong

  12. 12

    Re: Paris France – Hiyya hun :) LDC just about wore ME out.. heeeheee.

  13. 13

    Having lost my mother to cancer 16 months ago, the timeline for healing is slow. Extremely slow. You cannot predict when and how you will be ready to move forward and be in a place of peace and acceptance.

    For the loss of a child, Kelly and John will never be the same. It will takes years, not months, for them to be able to openly discuss their loss.

    My heart goes out to Kelly, John and the rest of their family.

  14. 14

    Re: Canadiana007 – Wow.. edited the error quite quickly..LOL

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  16. 16

    Let's hope she's also wrestling with her so-called "faith"…….If she felt any remorse about her "church"'s denial of autism and realizes it played a huge part in her son's death, then maybe she would redeem herself, and, more importantly, be a voice for the cause.

    With her and Travolta continuing to support that nonsense "religion" that caused their denial of autism in the first place, they are only perpetuating ignorance and that ridiculous cult.

  17. 17

    Re: Curious Yellow

    Well said!!!! I also believe they are criminally negligent and should have been charged, after the police report showed they ADMITTED he had autism.

  18. 18

    I think this was so sad. Kelly & John seem like really great people.
    No parent should have to go through this.

  19. 19

    Re: Curious Yellow – Are you CRAZY! They are GREAT parents.

  20. 20

    she owes nobody nothing…she doesn't need to ever be in the press again…she doesn't need to do a movie…or say anything…she didn't even need to apologize…we don't owe anyone anything…

  21. 21

    Re: Curious Yellow – STFU, PIG!
    My sister lost her 19 yr old son 15 months ago, and is still deeply greiving. There really is no timetable. God Bless this family and take your time.

  22. 22

    Bless her heart.

  23. 23

    She is a classy lady for saying yes in the first place. One of the finest and beautiful actress' of all time.

  24. 24

    poor poor woman

  25. 25

    I have had to deal with the loss, and it absolutely destroyed me.
    I sought grief counseling because people in my family were not able to deal with it either. Everybody deals with grief differently.
    I hate to admit this, but I actually considered suicide.
    Kelly, please stay strong. Reach out to people who have been where you are at.
    The divorce rate is VERY HIGH among married couples who lose a child because they end up blaming each other. I wish you and John peace and the ability to continue forward in life. You NEVER "GET OVER" the loss, you have to learn to live with it.
    Good Luck John and Kelly, get help if you need to. It saved my life and my marriage. There is no shame in talking to a grief counselor/therapist.
    It was the absolute BEST thing I did.
    May God watch over you all, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Take Care :)

  26. 26

    I'm still having a hard time grasping how people are jailed and considered guilty of crimes for not medicating their children do to religious beliefs or ideologies and deaths occur, yet the Travoltas have not only managed to not be criminally prosecuted but have also elicited public sympathy. In case you folks didn't know, their son would still be ALIVE if they had properly given him medication as any parents (especially those who could afford to do so) would. This kid died because of his parents negligence. The only person I feel sorry for here is Jett, who lived for years with autism his parents wouldn't acknowledge and then died because his parents didn't believe in medicating him.

  27. 27

    Re: ~Ijustdontcare~
    I am so sorry to hear about your sisters loss, your nephew. I hope she is doing OK. Dealing with grief is so complex. You are right, there is no time table.
    I will pray for your family
    Take Care :)

  28. 28

    scietology didnt help your son
    dump them!

    and let your husband be who he is

  29. 29

    sooooo sad. stay strong travoltas!

  30. 30

    Re: SouthernBelle7 – Thank you.

  31. 31

    Re: CuddlyCarla – So well said. Scientologists perpetuate a great deal of lies and ignorance about autism. Such a shame that John and Kelly chose, and continue to choose Scientology over their own child. I sincerely hoped that Jett's death would have been a wake-up-call for them…

  32. 32

    I have buried a child, hardest thing I ever did! So I really understand about not being ready…Take ur time…Time does help and u heal aling the way….God bless this family…

  33. 33

    Re: Ldycolorful – And may god bless you too!

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  35. 35

    It must be so difficult to live with the knowledge that your belonging to a stupid cult killed your child. That, and knowing that John was sucking the manny while he should have been looking after Jett. . .