Date with dad!
Pulp Fiction star John Travolta was photographed with his daughter Ella at the premiere for his new movie, Killing Season, in New York City on Thursday (June 20). Dressed in all black, the 13-year-old looked cute and calm next to her famous dad.
The Grease star and his wife, fellow actor Kelly Preston, are also parents to 2-year-old son Benjamin. Their son Jett died in January 2009 after suffering a seizure and hitting his head in a bathtub at the family’s vacation home in the Bahamas.
After the untimely death of James Gandolfini, John has vowed to care for his family.
The Sopranos star — who is survived by his wife Deborah Lin and their 8-month-old daughter Liliana — suffered a fatal heart attack on Wednesday, and his friend has vowed to return an old favor.
James had helped his Get Shorty costar when Jett died at the age of 16. Now John says he will look after Gandolfini’s family, including son Michael, 13, from his first marriage.
Speaking on Good Morning America, John said: “My goal is to make sure his family is OK. His little boy, I watched him grow up, and his brand new little girl. We’ll just make sure they’re taken care of.”
The actors also starred together in Lonely Hearts and The Taking of Pelham 123 – but their friendship goes back for years.
“My father sold tires to his father,” he said. “I was his inspiration to get into the business.”
And when Jett died, James was right by his friend’s side.
“James went out of his way to come to Florida and he would not leave Florida until I was OK, or he felt that I would be fine,” John said. “After a week I said, ‘Jim, you can really go, you can, you know, we’ll be fine. I’ve got a lot of support here.’
He added: “But the idea that in our profession someone would go out of their way and not want to leave you until he felt you were OK, that’s the kind of soul that James Gandolfini was.”View Slideshow »»