John Travolta‘s daughter, Ella Travolta, was included in the wave of birthday wishes for the legendary Grease actor as he celebrated turning 67 years old this week.
The first year that Travolta has celebrated his birthday without his wife of almost thirty years, Kelly Preston, who passed away last summer.
Wishing her father a happy birthday, 20-year-old Ella Travolta called him her “best friend” and thanked him for everything he had done for his family and all the “good” he does every day.
She described the legendary actor as the “best dad ever” and the “most incredible man I have ever known” in the touching tribute, which was among thousands received from friends, fans, and other celebrities around the world this week.
In the post, Ella Travolta told followers that she had the “best day” celebrating her father’s birthday with him and gushed that the world was lucky to have him in it.
She posted a throwback photo with both her father and her brother, Benjamin.
Many fans jumped into the comment section to share warm birthday wishes to the actor. One social media user said: “You are the sweetest most loving girl, honey~ your mom and dad sure raised you right!!😘”
Another this message read: “Happy birthday to my fav actor!!! God bless you and your beautiful family.”
This fan of John Travolta said: “What a wonderful family you have. I’m so glad you had fun together. ❤️🥳”
Travolta’s late wife Kelly Preston — and the mother of their two children, Ella and 10-year-old Benjamin — died last summer from breast cancer, a battle she had fought “privately” with support from her loved ones.
She died at the age of 57, almost thirty years after marrying Travolta in 1991. After his birthday, Travolta shared a video standing on a runway as he was about to board a plane. In the video, he thanked everyone for the “amazing birthday wishes” he had received.
Travolta also thanked his fans for the 4.6 billion views he and daughter Ella have amassed on TikTok for their #DoTheScottsSlide challenge video.
In the video, which went viral just before this year’s Super Bowl LV, John and Ella Travolta are seen dancing together, recreating some of the iconic dance moves from Grease.
The success of the commercial has proven for some doubters that the actor still has a huge following. It will be interesting to see what he does next.