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John Travolta's Kids 'Want Him to Start Dating' After Kelly Preston's Tragic Death: He's 'Afraid to Be Vulnerable Again'

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May 19 2024, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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John Travolta’s kids want to get him back on the dating scene!

According to a source, the actor’s two living children, daughter Ella, 23, and son Ben, 13, hope their dad, 70, can find a companion after their mother, Kelly Preston, tragically died of cancer in 2020.

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John Travolta is famous for his role in 'Grease.'

“Everyone wants him to be happy and fall in love again,” the insider spilled. “Ella and Benjamin want him to start dating, but John is always making excuses. He says they have to come first.”

Kelly — who tied the knot with John in 1991 — passed from b----- cancer at age 57, and the Grease star has refused to rejoin the dating pool since.

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“It’s been almost four years since she passed and John still refuses to move on with his life,” the insider shared.

In addition to losing his wife at a young age, the couple’s son Jett heartbreakingly died in 2009 at just 16 years old after a seizure.

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John Travolta shared daughter Ella and son Benjamin with Kelly Preston.

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In recent years, John has also taken a step back from his acting career, with the source explaining how he hasn’t been a part of anything “he’s really passionate about” lately.

“And his religion doesn’t seem to be the biggest priority for him anymore, either. Since Kelly’s passing, he’s just not as connected to his faith as he once was,” they added.

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“John is afraid to open up and be vulnerable again, which is sad because he’s the kindest, nicest guy and has one of the biggest hearts of anyone in Hollywood,” the insider concluded.

As OK! previously reported, though John seemingly isn’t ready to find a new lover just yet, another source revealed what the father-of-three is looking for if ever wants to find someone new.

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John Travolta and Kelly Preston had another son Jett, who passed in 2009.

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“He’s not asking for much — just that she be kind, warm, gracious, funny and spontaneous. Being attractive too wouldn’t hurt!” the insider dished.

“Kelly wouldn’t want him to spend the rest of his life alone,” they continued.

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John Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston, passed away in 2020.

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“John hasn’t been on a date since before Kelly,” the source noted. “He’s a little rusty!”

An additional insider is doubtful that the star will ever put himself back out there again, sharing, "John still considers himself married and says he will stay loyal to Kelly until the day he dies."

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"It's hands off when it comes to dating. It's sad, but he's essentially taken a vow of celibacy for the rest of his life," they shared, saying John can’t even think of "ever falling in love again" since "he says it would be a betrayal of Kelly's memory."

"Their lives were so intertwined, it's very hard for him to go on," they added.

In Touch reported on how John's kids hope he starts dating again.

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